In 2012 Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeev stated, “The fact is, the Catholic Church in the West exists today under an information blockade, under a very hard diktat from secular society. In this case we are without questions allies.
After decades of cornering Christians in the public arena, Catholics and Evangelics in the West are getting ever closer while they are seemingly in retreat.
Christianity has absolutely vanished from the public sphere. But I think the main problem is spiritual, not political. The reason why we have all these problems with migrants and refugees is because of our lack of Christian faith. It is not the strength of Islam that is the problem; it is the weakness of the Christians.
You are not alone in asking that question: How is it possible that we can be so antagonistic towards conservative traditional Christianity and yet so accepting Islam?
I think we have to understand that there has been a revolution in the US and the West in general. An ideological revolution for neoliberalism.
Neoliberalism is dedicated to scientific rationalism, that's neoliberal conception of life: science, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, that’s it. Everything else is the matter of your own personal opinion. When that began to make its way into our culture and policy, in the 1960-s in particular, it gave rights to something called "emancipatory politics". The emancipation has to be freedom or liberation.