- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 13, 2015

Actor John Rhys-Davies declared “we have lost our moral compass completely” in the West due to political correctness and fear to cast judgment on Islamic extremism.

“There is an extraordinary silence in the West,” Mr. Rhys-Davies, who played the dwarf Gimli in the three “Lord of the Rings” movies, said during Adam Carolla’s podcast Monday night, Breitbart reported.

“Basically, Christianity in the Middle East and in Africa is being wiped out — I mean not just ideologically but physically, and people are being enslaved and killed because they are Christians. And your country and my country (Wales) are doing nothing about it,” he said.

“Why is it so evolved not to judge?” Mr. Carolla asked rhetorically. “This notion that we’ve evolved into a species that’s incapable of judging other groups and what they are doing, especially when it’s beheading people or setting people on fire or throwing acid in the face of schoolgirls. … I like that kind of judging. That’s evolved!”

“This is a unique age,” Mr. Rhys-Davies, 71, responded. “We don’t want to be judgmental. Every other age that’s come before us has believed exactly the opposite. I mean, T.S. Eliot referred to ‘the common pursuit of true judgment.’ Yes, that’s what it’s about. Getting our judgments right, getting them accurate.

“I think it’s an age where politicians don’t actually say what they believe,” he continued. “They are afraid of being judged as being partisan. Heaven forbid we should criticize people who, after all, share a different ‘value system.’ But ‘it’s all relevant, it’s all equally relative. We’re all the same. And God and the devil, they’re the same, aren’t they, really? Right and wrong? It’s really just two faces of the same coin.’”

“We have lost our moral compass completely, and unless we find it, we’re going to lose our civilization,” Mr. Rhys-Davies added. “I think we’re going to lose Western European Christian civilization anyway.”

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