Among other points he notes,
- the non-tribal nature of Christianity (compare that to the renewal of tribalism in the West today and of course the tribalism of Islam. Perhaps a return to our natural inclination towards tribalism is only to be expected once Christianity is jettisoned...);
- the kind of people that are produced from Western history, economic practises & the West's historically dominant religion, Christianity - they're generally co-operative & trusting;
- the resulting rise of free market capitalism (which gets a lot of bad press these days but I have read elsewhere is second only to the acceptance of Christianity in its ability to improve lives - believe it or not!);
- the resulting demographic patterns;
- the current "preachers" who have replaced the church minister as a life guide;
- I particularly liked the reference to Chesterton's quote about the release of the virtues being of greater danger than the release of sins once Christianity became weak - Mr Taghizadegan makes a very good job of discussing this point and the current phenomenon of "virtue signalling" - excellent discussion;
- what happens when trust within our societies break down?
"Why Are Western Europeans So Naive? An Empathic Cultural Anthropology" by Rahim Taghizadegan who is an economist and journalist from Austria and head of the private education centre "scholarium" in Vienna and teaches at IMC university in Krems.
Full talk, licenced under creative common: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZY5uf...