Here in the enlightened Western world, we have turned from our great traditions to an atheist technocratic elite who claim we are somehow "beyond" the dusty relics of history and are in a wondrous new age of Human self-actualization.
This (mostly liberal) priesthood is founded on a false understanding of human nature; an arrogant ignorance of history; and a barbaric disdain for morality. The Seven deadly sins are accepted and even celebrated. The God of secular humanism is Nietzsche's Ubermensch, its church is the shopping mall, its power is global capital (the "almighty dollar" is a common phrase), and its act of worship is sensual indulgence.
The ancient virtues of poverty, chastity, and obedience are universally despised.
It is said that Nature abhors a vacuum. And the false religion of secular humanism is ultimately empty because it lacks transcendent value or the power to change a human heart, and it has no vision beyond making a comfortable life for one's Self. The human soul was created for something more than this. That is why Islam is making such inroads to the spiritual wasteland of atheist Europe. It has a compelling vision for the future -- an oppressive, hegemonic, medieval vision -- but it has something which atheism lacks: Meaning.
Atheism has been tested and found wanting. It has no answer to the dark clouds gathering over Europe. The hope of Western civilization is not in liberal atheist delusions, but in a return to the great Faith that set Europe free from the superstitious fear of pagan deities, that converted Rome and Byzantium, that today brings hope and joy to millions in Asia and Africa and whose vision is no less than Heaven on Earth.