Quote from T S Eliot:
I do not believe that the culture of Europe could survive the complete disappearance of the Christian Faith. … If Christianity goes, the whole of our culture goes. Then you must start painfully again, and you cannot put on a new culture ready made. You must wait for the grass to grow to feed the sheep to give the wool out of which your new coat will be made. You must pass through many centuries of barbarism. We should not live to see the new culture, nor would our great-great-great-grandchildren: and if we did, not one of us would be happy in it.
T S Eliot, ‘Notes Towards the Definition of Culture’, 1948, in Christianity and Culture, p200.
Seems relevant with the new atheist university recently launched. As they try and remove faith from their university life I wonder how much they will have to cut out? Much of literature and art at least. History too as much of it can only be understood by understanding a life of faith.