American Culture

Overturning Taboos & Replacing Them with New Ones

"We have been discussing the findings of Eric Kaufman, professor of politics at the University of London, whose article The Great Awokening and the Second American Revolution studies the 'cultural revolution' being pursued by many American progressives.  He observes that one way they are proceeding to shape cultural opinion is to overthrow old taboos and to replace them with new ones" - Veith

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New research from the Cultural Research Center: “only 39 percent of Americans today view human life as ‘sacred’”

"More than one-in-three adults (37 percent) say 'life is what you make it, but it has no absolute value,' while a little more than one-in-ten say 'life does not attain its full value until we reach our highest point of evolution and expression.' Another one out of ten adults admitted they did not know how to appraise the value of human life." - TGC

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Polarization study: both sides “feel that the other side dislikes them nearly twice as much as they actually do.”

"The most 'informed' Americans are leading us astray. They’re the individuals most in the grips of the spiritual law outlined in Matthew 7. As they harshly judge the hatefulness of their political opponents, they are receiving the same judgment in return." - David French

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The Woman and the Pastor

I just read Revelation 12-18 this afternoon, and the identity of the woman in Revelation 17-18 suddenly makes so much more sense in light of the West’s complete moral collapse. Bostock v. Clayton County is the final domino in a chain that has made me now fully realize the scope of the task for faithful pastors in the 21st century.

To read people argue, in confident legal prose, that discrimination “because of … sex” and discrimination “because of … sexual orientation” are analgous is astonishing, in a deceptive way. You get so caught up in parsing the intent of the actors and considering the legal arguments that you forget just how morally bankrupt this discussion even is. There is no longer even a pretense of a foundation to anchor morality and ethics in the public square. As I wrote in my discussion of the Obergefell decision, once a culture dynamites its objective foundation for values all that’s left to anchor us to morality is inertia. 

Well, the inertia has indeed toppled the crumbling edifice with Bostock. The decision isn’t so awful, in and of itself. It’s awful because it signals that sanity has fallen. Once and for all, it has gone.

I knew this before, but I didn’t know it before.

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