The plans of some Satanists to conduct a black mass in Oklahoma would once have been news; today, it struggles with the price of dogfood for attention. A Pennsylvania teen faces charges after among other things, simulating sex with a statue of Christ.
These minor stories hardly make the news today in what was founded as a Christian country; an informative snapshot for those paying attention. For those few paying attention, perhaps. The American Founders would have seen significance in these, today’s political leaders and their media flacks do not. And if these are drawn to their attention, they respond that folks are entitled to their opinions, right? And such is true.
It becomes a bit more clear when we read that the Obama Administration will proceed in court to force the Catholic Little Sistenrs of the Poor order of nuns to obey the Obamacare mandate for birth control and abortion services, both directly violations of Roman Catholicism.
American society and its government have jettisoned Judaism and Christianity in favor of less restrictive belief in moral relativism that leaves the government in charge; both are now sweeping the relics of their past out of sight as rapidly as may be. This should hardly surprise.
Benjamin Franklin, asked what the Founders had crafted upon his departure from his historic Philadelphia meeting place, replied: “A republic, madam — if you can keep it.” He knew his people.
Christianity is restrictive; neither people nor government suffer restrictions happily. These particular restrictions have contributed to production of a place that dwellers everywhere else aspire to, yet those already here, have abandoned them and are now trampling them into the mud. That this equates to killing the goose that has laid the golden eggs escapes all thoughts. As it has repeatedly in human history.
The young who lead this parade into a changed future, claim that technology has changed the paradigm and only fussy, hidebound elders wedded to obsolete ideas cling to their religion in the face of modern technology. Such has ever been the attitude of youth.
Tech however, has not changed human biology and that continues to control human behavior. And Christian restrictions have restrained the worst in that behavior, a necessity for humans to produce and enjoy the wealth that the technology has made accessible. Tossing restraints has many precedents in human history and a resulting impoverishment runs through them all, an inevitable product of the resulting corruption. The unconvinced need merely look at the quality of life in the rest of today’s world.
Doctor Franklin wasn’t kidding himself; he suspected where we were headed with his and the other Founders’ creation. But a lot of us today are kidding ourselves …