... Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytising faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science - the science against which it had vainly struggled - the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.Harris disagrees:
... Today we have a Europe that has embraced Science, but rejected Christianity. And now, Europe is in the process of falling prey to Islam. So despite Churchill's assertion that Christianity was being protected by science, I think the evidence shows that it was Science being protected by Christianity.