Despite my serious reservations about the EU, which I have blogged on before, if there is going to be a Constitution, it must recognise Christianity as the basis of European civilisation. Wasn't it Chesterton or Belloc who said, "Europe is the Faith, the Faith is Europe"?
An article from the EU Governments' EUPolitix newsletter.
"Germany is not the only country keen to see some reference to a Christian God in the EU’s constitution.
But Italy, Poland, Lithuania, Malta, Portugal, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Ireland all pushed hard for its conclusion during the first round of negotiations in 2004.
But opposition from the UK, France and Sweden kept religious statements out of the constitutional treaty text .
Instead, the constitution said that the EU drew “inspiration from the cultural, religious and humanist inheritance of Europe” – a vague reference that was not considered strong enough for many Catholic countries.
But with plans still underway to allow Islamic Turkey to join the EU, many political leaders are wary of making too explicit a reference to Christianity."
Why should they care? Turkey is NOT an European country, and has no business in the EU! May God soon grant the day when the jihadist swine are driven out of Kosovo, Albania and Constantinople!
Muslims out of Europe!