There are few issues in our currently social climate as pressing, as divisive, as distinguishing as the line drawn in our understanding of morality and our execution of it. What was called “wrong” and “incorrect” and known to be so by general consensus for as long as history can remember is now being, not just tolerated, but enforced, and forced to be celebrated.
The turning point is always important to evaluate when tracking the debauchery or depravity of a nation. The decay of a nation seldom begins from the top (government), but with the people. There are multiple tracks to follow that will lead back to the turning point of this nation. I will unpack only two.
The first, I heard from a Christian seminar. The speaker explained (I’m paraphrasing) that professors, during the late 19th century would pursue their doctorate degree in Europe due to the fact that few were granted in U.S. institutions at that time. With their higher learning, they learned that the sophisticated intellectuals would more often take the secular route of thinking and all that it entails. He then stated that they returned practicing what they were preached; amongst which was: The purpose of higher education was to question and confront their father’s values.
With this also came the teachings of moral relativism. They’ve taught the students that morality is relative, that there are no moral absolutes; the moral compass has no reference point, you are the reference point. Yet, when the same students start living out that which they have been taught-we put them behind bars. So it’s not just a difference of opinionating ideas; it might be in theory, but it reality there is a law. Violation of this law will continually bankrupt us morally and take us further along our path to moral decay and destruction.
“From this arises the question of evil, and if we posit such a question aren’t we also assuming that there is such a thing as “good”? When you assume there’s good, you assume there’s such a thing as a moral law on the basis of which to differentiate between good and evil. But if you assume a moral law, you must posit a moral Law Giver, but that’s Who we’re (U.S.A.) trying to disprove and not prove. Because if there’s no moral Law Giver, there’s no moral law. If there’s no moral law, there’s no good. If there’s no good, there’s no evil. The question then self destructs”-Ravi Zacharias
The second, which also stems from the educational sector is when we as a nation outlawed prayer in public schools. (Interestingly enough, it came to mind as I was writing this piece that the children who were denied the privilege to pray in school have now given birth to the children that are killing children- most notably beginning with Columbine, and 35 since then. Never in the history of the modern world have we encountered such an epidemic. But I digress)
The legal disallowance of a student to voluntary bless their mates, teachers and the school is absurd. Why should one be offended? What’s the difference between that and ‘well-wishes’ in the eyes of a non-theist? Compare how elementary teachers are treated now to pre- Abington School District v. Schempp, the case ruling that outlawed prayers in school. By the way, the son of the plaintiff (Mother was fighting for her son to not be required to pray/read the bible in school, and to expel prayers and organized bible readings so her son wouldn’t feel left out) ended up becoming a Christian anyways, and a Baptist minister at that. His mother then disowned him.
It takes a village to raise a child, and they spend more of their youth years in school than any other place. In a nutshell, one can see the disservice that is being done to our nation, and our future.
We had come so far as a people, at the same time we had come to close. Everyone saw America as the beacon of light, of hope, and of truth to the world. Let us not allow the light of the world go out on this nation.