Even the Enlightenment — which strong secularists like to cite as the foundation of Western liberal polities — is an extension of Christianity as much as a rejection of it.
In short, though much of what Christianity taught is forgotten, even unknown, by modern Europeans and Americans, they nonetheless act on its teachings every day.
“I'm not into the deep V-neck thing that some men are into these days.
I can say with utmost certainty that if a man were to walk in with a deep-V shirt, it would be the first and last date for us." — Brooklyn Decker “My boyfriend showed up in a ‘Canadian tuxedo’ for our first date.
I gave him another chance, and luckily it was a one-time thing.” — Michelle M.In other words a post-Christian society is a particular sort of Christian society.It is quite different, for instance, from a post-Muslim or a post-Buddhist society (if we can imagine such things).At the suggestion of social workers, a court then ordered that she be compelled to have a Caesarean and, since she was arguably unfit to care for the child, that her baby be “taken into care” and put up for adoption. The woman has a mother in Italy who cares for her two older children and a sister and an ex-husband in America, both of whom are on good terms with her.At no point did the courts or the social workers attempt to contact them.