I understand that our culture has “evolved” to a place where they don’t want “religion” anymore. And while I do have a deep personal faith in Jesus, and I wish that all people shared it – I understand that not everyone wants it.
I also understand that the WAY that “religious” people sometimes enforced morality in the past was damaging to the reputation of people of faith.
But I think we lost something when our culture “cast off” faith. I think we lost a moral center, and that is what we are paying for now. If we can’t settle on what is right and what is wrong, than the people will do whatever benefits them the most, and it doesn’t matter beyond that.
Am I saying that we need to go to a Judeo-Christian “sharia-law?” Certainly not! I’m just saying that here we are – at a crossroads. Where corporate greed allows CEO’s to make RIDICULOUSLY more than their wage-slaves. Where people’s word is NOT their bond, and they cheat and steal and break promises that were meant to be kept. Where young children are sold into sex slavery – (yes. right here in the US!) Where students in school think that cheating on tests is acceptable. In fact – teachers just assume it will happen, rather than try to stop it.
Where do we go from here?
Some of my friends that share my faith will no doubt suggest a “revival” or another “great awakening” – which, I would agree – would be a GREAT thing for America.
However, while I do believe in an all powerful God, who could easily change the course of a nation willing to turn to him…
I have my doubts as to whether America is ready to make the sacrifices necessary for such a change.
So where do we go from here?
How does a “post-christian” nation find a common morality?
How can we be a “United” States of America when we cannot agree on something as simple as what things are right and what things are wrong?
I would love to open this up to discussion, and hear some thoughts about a common morality, and how we can work toward it in a “post-christian” world.
Comments are welcomed here or by visiting the original article at The Roulette Rebel.