I have to tell you, I’ve been really discouraged lately. Discouraged about our society. About the moral decline of this nation, built on the foundation of Godly principles but now trying to rebuild that foundation with a whole lot of crap that may hold up for a short time, but will surely come crumbling down once the nation wakes up and realizes what’s been happening. (At least, I hope!)
Nothing is “right.” Nothing is “wrong.” Perpetrators are “victims.” Victims “deserved it.”
Frankly, I’m fed up.
Every day I check the latest news and am bombarded by assaults on our children and by our children. Stories that stick in my brain and refuse to be brushed aside. I’m sorry, but after reading about an evangelist being arrested on child porn charges (not just possessing but creating it with six girls, ages 10 to 17, who lived in his home) or a couple leaving their 2-year-old in a hotel room by himself while they commit burglary, I just find it hard to give a flying you-know-what that Clay Aiken’s fans are standing behind him after he came out of the closet. (And no, I’m not even including a link.)
Right now I’m reading a very interesting book by Tammy Bruce called The Death of Right and Wrong. Although Tammy is a Conservative, she is also a lesbian, which lends a fascinating perspective to her writing. I highly recommend it (Thanks, Jody, for recommending it to me!), even if you consider yourself liberal. She exposes some frightening things that are going on “behind the scenes” with those to the far-Left, including “modern feminists” (those who are anti-male and basically only want equality for women who think EXACTLY as they do), the organizations providing “sex education” in schools to many of our children (not “sex education” but “sexuality education”), and evil and dangerous women such as Judith Levine, who hide behind a mask of academia and scholarship to promote their morally corrupt ideas, such as that it is “good” for children to have sex. Children! And child/adult sex (Not to be confused with “pedophilia”, she claims! WHAT?!?!? ), which has been a taboo in our culture, is an acceptable and traditional custom in many other cultures. Honestly, I was literally nauseous when I was reading about her best-selling (and award-winning) book, which I will not name because I do not want to promote it in any way.
Where have we gone wrong? Why is moral relativism, or the belief that everything is “relative” and nothing can be considered “right” or “wrong” because it depends on the individual’s perspective, suddenly the value (or anti-value) we live by?
Because it’s easy.
Because we don’t have to take responsibility for our actions.
Because it gives us an excuse for each time we choose to do whatever “feels good” at the moment.
Because it’s pushed by those who wish to feel “normal” by making others do the same morally corrupt things THEY are doing.
Because Christianity has become the scapegoat.
Because self-esteem is more important than self-respect.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want my boys growing up believing this load of elephant dung. I want better for my kids.
Some things are “right.”
Serving the poor is right.
Telling the truth is right.
Protecting children from harm is right.
Putting others before yourself is right.
And, yes, some things are “wrong.”
Stealing is wrong.
Lying is wrong.
Living a self-centered life is wrong.
Peddling sex to children is very much wrong.
How can any sane person doubt that? But many do, sadly, whether they admit it or talk their way around it.
So the question then becomes—what do we do about it?
How can we save our country, our culture—and our children?