A stir was recently caused when liberal Cardinal Walter Kasper allegedly told a reporter that the Vatican should not really care what Africans think on theology, since Africans aren’t very enlightened, which Kasper later denied saying. Of course, this comment is straightforwardly true. The average IQ of Sub-Sahara Africans is quite low (65 – 75) and the cause is most likely genetic. Nonetheless, this statement has caused all the pointing-and-stuttering indignation from “conservative” American Catholics, who seem to think that Africa is on the cutting edge of civilization. Just look at the indignation from the Twitter feed of First Thing‘s Matthew Schmitz, who at least is consoled that African Catholics will soon outnumber European Catholics. He looks forward to an African Church that someday will be lorded over by some African witch doctor.
As I and others have noted previously, two things are taking place right now with Christianity: (1) Inside the West, Christianity is becoming indistinguishable from Cultural Marxism (think of Christian leaders’ fanatical support of mass immigration and non-white adoption); (2) outside the West, Christianity is becoming a non-Western religion, mostly notably among the blacks of Africa and the Mestizos and Amerindians of Latin America. For white Christians, what is the way out of this dilemma?