But while church attendance on the continent reportedly shows a similar decline, the level of Muslim religious participation and the Muslim population itself has exploded.I really don't see why anyone would choose to convert to Islam. But apparently it happens. And our trendy, modern, politically-correct clergymen are hardly going to inspire any Muslims (or anyone) to convert to Christianity. After all, if Muslim nutcases have one thing, it's faith. They genuinely believe that their religion is the right one. For those who have been brought up in a secular, relativist family and society, the certainty that Islam offers can be very encouraging. By contrast, too many Christian clergymen seem to not really believe in the truth of Christianity. And if you don't believe in what you preach, how are you going to persuade anyone else?
In recent years, experts say that young European Muslims are returning to the faith which their parents observed only sporadically, becoming much more devout.
Though Muslims only comprise around three percent of the British population, Christian Research says that in 35 years there will be twice as many Muslims in mosques on Friday as there are Christians in churches on Sunday.
Nicole Bourque, a professor of religious studies at Glasgow University, said that she thought increasing numbers of Christians would convert to Islam in the coming years.
She said that she knew of around 200 converts in Glasgow alone, mostly lapsed Christians who had grown up without a strong religious background.
While many were women who had married Muslim men, she said many had been attracted to learn more about Islam by its increased profile since 2001.
Of course, our useless modern clergy are only symptomatic of our society - a society which has abandoned its traditions and moral beliefs, in favour of empty multiculturalism. We no longer believe in defending our country and culture, nor do we really want to beat Islam. Too many of us just don't care.
On the subject of which, I refer to this article by Paul Weston at Gates of Vienna: Multiculturalism - Merits and Debits. Well worth a read.