Well, it was predicted in the Bible. At some point we were all going to see civility challenged in society and in the culture. I cannot speak of other countries (although what I have read is not good). But here in America it has been happening for some time now.
We Baby Boomers have been witnesses to this decline in morals, in language, in loss of respect… even in basic manners. At the same time, many things are improving here and around the world to make living conditions better than they were yesterday. Technology, medicine, and transportation come immediately to mind.
But how we deal with each other seems to be losing ground. Morality has taken a hit in the last 50 years or so. As Ted Koppel once said on his Nightline program, they are the Ten Commandments… not the Ten Suggestions.
There are over 40 million lives that have been snuffed out by abortion in the United States. Young people live together in greater numbers without ever getting married. Gay marriage is paraded throughout society as just an “alternate lifestyle” (no, I am not homophobic).
Some degree of greed in society is certainly acceptable. Some corporate greed (done at the expense of others) is appalling. Previous generations did many things on just a handshake or your word. Now, people seem to bring lawsuits at the drop of a hat.
Political correctness is way out of hand. The government wants to control your smoking, your eating, your health insurance, the car you drive, the air you breath, and the radio shows you can listen to.
So much of what we see on TV and cable becomes a sewer entering our homes. News sources make everything opinionated instead of separating news and opinions.
Worst of all, we are taking God out of society and our culture. This country was founded on Christian-Judeo principles. Our Founding Fathers knew that if God was not in the fabric of our society, it would not last. Now, we are testing that theory.
History has shown that when God is removed from a culture, God eventually abandons that society. Are we crazy?
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