T.S. Eliot skriver i The Idea of a Christian Society:
The problem of leading a Christian life in a non-Christian society is now very present to us, and it is a very different problem from that of the accommodation between an Established Church and dissenters. It is not merely the problem of a minority in a society of individuals holding an alien belief. It is the problem constituted by our implication in a network of institutions from which we cannot disassociate ourselves: institutions the operation of which appears no longer neutral, but non-Christian. And as for the Christian who is not conscious of his dilemma — and he is in the majority — he is becoming more and more de-Christianized by all sorts of unconscious pressure: paganism holds all the most valuable advertising space.
Hvad gør nu vi kristne, der faktisk er pinligt bevidste om dette dilemma? Patrick Buchanan skriver i The Death of the West:
Traditionalists should emulate Roman converts. The empire still merited their allegiance, but they came to see the culture as decadent. Escape was essential. So they separated themselves from old comrades and costums and created a new Christian culture in their own families and within the fellowship of the converted. They remained loyal to the Roman Empire, but seceded from its pagan culture.
Patrick Buchanan forsætter:
Secession from this culture can take many forms – from giving up movies and TV, to blacking out channels, to homeschooling, to protesting outside abortion clinics, to moving to a less polluted enviroment… If raw sewage is being dumped in the reserve, buy bottled water. The rule applies to a polluted culture.