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Are US Christians contributing to Cultural Riot? We have never been worse off socially – Hanne Nabintu Herland WND

Are US Christians contributing to Cultural Riot? We have never been worse off socially – Hanne Nabintu Herland WND

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Beneath the glossy wrapping of materialism and technological advancement, there is undeniably growing social unrest in the West. We have been through a cultural revolution since the 1960s that has led to a rampant lack of discipline and order in schools, lack of respect for parents and teachers, a denigration of religious citizens be it Christians or other, writes historian Hanne Nabintu Herland at World Net Daily, one of America’s leading conservative news outlets.

We have a war zone in marriages, exploding divorce and suicide rates, mental disabilities, growing poverty as the income gap widens, a destructive culture of drug dependency and a massive financial crisis due to an unbelievably amount of greed.

 

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Remarkably little is done to stop it, except for the mainstream pushing for even more hatred among groups, divisiveness between the sexes and rebellion against the historic values that once made America great. Due to strict elitist control over the media, the people’s perspectives on these issues and suggested remedies do not receive much attention.

All we hear in the media are the voices of the extreme liberals shouting for a borderless society and “more freedom.” But the ancient, Greek philosopher Plato once stated that too much freedom equals a new form of slavery.

Also read: Other Herland articles from World Net Daily.

The question remains: How can the West be so massively plagued by mental and social disorders and yet with an elite that are the richest and most prosperous in the world?

A quick glance at statistics shows that the results of the cultural revolution in the ’60s tell the story of a culture in massive decline. Political analyst Pat Buchanan says in “Suicide of a Superpower” that the United States has undergone a cultural, moral and religious revolution that spells out the end of Christian America. According to the U.S. Forum on Child and Family Statistics, rates of births outside of marriage have rocketed from 5 percent in 1960 to 41 percent today. In 2006, only 21 percent of families were married couples with children under 18, according to the Labour Information Centre 2007.

Suicide rates among teenagers tripled between 1960 and 1990, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. In the same time span, the Index of Leading Cultural Indicators shows that violent crimes such as murder, rape and assault increased in the U.S. by 550 percent. Yes, 550 percent.

This is not a description of some failed state where the elite take all the money and the corruption is rampant; it is the United States of America. Today, there is less disposable income for a two-parent working family than a single-parent working family in the 1950s. And the highpoint economically for Americans peaked in 1987.

An extreme definition of secularism that equates “being secular” with “being atheist” has increasingly dominated the academic community, the entertainment industry and the political scene. It is a militantly authoritarian, anti-God and anti-traditionalist revolution that has caused a deep split in the U.S., morally, socially, culturally and theologically.

It looks like we have never been worse off socially than after accepting the extreme-liberal restructuring of society that culminated in the 1960s rebellion against historical and traditional values. And maybe the churches have become politically correct, too. In that case, no wonder Americans are leaving the churches.

The decline of the institutionalized church in America is massive, Buchanan points out. According to the Religious Identification Survey conducted in 2008, 16 percent of all American adults have no religious affiliation; 30 percent of all couples getting married avoided having a religious wedding; and 27 percent of Americans do not want a religious funeral.

Compared with 99 percent who were Protestants at the time the U.S. was born, only 51 percent were so in 2007. Among “white Americans,” Catholicism has faced major blows since the 1960s, only rivalled by the crisis of the Reformation in the 1500s. Nonetheless, Catholicism is on the rise with the growing influx of immigrants from traditionally Catholic countries.

Maybe people don’t want Christianity anymore because Christians have become politically incorrect and do not represent the genuine message of the revolutionary Jesus. Who knows? Maybe people exit the churches because there is only selfishness, complacency and hedonism there, too. Evangelical Christianity has undeniably undergone dramatic changes.

Some say evangelical churches are turning into Hollywood-like entertainment halls where the preacher is the rock star performing while the audience watches, waiting to get rich. They are to be amused, “blessed” and focused on what God can do for “me,” thus joining the selfish hedonist approach, forgetting the command of actively engaging in solidarity with the needy in society and to “love one another.” Maybe it’s time for both modern-day Christians and secularists to reconsider returning to the founding values that once made America great.

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  1. “Maybe it’s time for both modern-day Christians and secularists to reconsider returning to the founding values that once made America great.”

    In what ways was America great? In reality, The United State is probably the most predatory nation in history. Beginning with the Indian genocide (Sheridan’s “the only good Indian is a dead Indian”) and with the institution of slavery, and then with the theft of Mexican territory, called a “cowardly” act by a contemporary President, and the the brutal invasion of the Philippine Islands, and the enthusiastic war antics of Teddy Roosevelt. Its own civil war killed more soldiers than were killed in its WWII actions. No, the US is not and never has been great in any legitimate or noble sense, but only in a bullying and predatory sense.

    What of US culture? What of it? Is any of it great? No, it is largely a tawdry, coarse, affair. Name one US cultural element that can compare with the great European cultural examples, let alone those of the Chinese, Hindu, Buddhist, and Islamic civilizations. Indeed, it is the Anglo-Saxon empires that have raped and despoiled and utterly ruined the great traditional civilizations–largely oriented toward spiritual ideals–with their brutal and rapacious colonialism, such as the Opium trade, the East India Company, and the like. US culture is characteristically of a low nature: Hollywood, Disneyland, Television “soap operas” and low brow, vulgar comedy. Of course there is the wonderful US corporate culture of MacDonald’s, Burger King, Pizza Hut, and Walmart. US media has contributed to the rotting of the mind of a large portion of the population of the 20th century.

    I would say that the US is largely a rogue criminal state. It’s ideals of “freedom” and “the pursuit of happiness” are demagoguery when examined in detail and concretely. It is not for nothing that it is turning into a veritable police state. It’s a country in which, to quote a common vulgar sayings there “money talks and BS walks.” “The business of America is business” “What’s good for General Motors is good for the USA.”

    So no, for these and so many more reasons, the US is not and never has been “great.” It is only brainwashed, vulgarized and purely secularized, and essentially materialistic and technology-worshipping, laregely morally and spiritually bankrupt modernized man, thoroughly infected with the Enlightenment ideals and “cultutral marxist” ideologies, that could consider the US “great.”

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