You Wanted a Post Christian Society Well Now You’ve got It

Posted: August 4, 2019 by datechguy in catholic, culture, opinion/news, Uncategorized
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Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but underneath are ravenous wolves.  By their fruits you will know them.

Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?  Just so, every good tree bears good fruit, and a rotten tree bears bad fruit.  A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a rotten tree bear good fruit.  Every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.

So by their fruits you will know them.

Matthew 7:15-20

Since the 60’s and before the secular left has told us that Christianity and the rules of Christianity are the problem.

They told us that Christianity repressed women.

They told us that Christianity kept people from achieving their potential.

They told us that Christianity repressed science.

They told us that Christianity was the cause of more of our problems than we can count.

They even told us that if removed Christianity from our school, from our public squares and from greater culture that rather than harm our culture it would advance it beyond our limits.

All we had to do is toss God and we could be fully human.

Well starting in the early 60’s we tossed God from our schools and at first it mattered little because all the student and teachers had already been taught.

Then in the 80’s we had a new batch of student and teachers but the teachers had been students in the 60’s so even if they weren’t teaching the moral law or the laws of God they still had a sense of it to pass on.

Then came the new millennium and for the first time where we had a society where neither the young nor those who taught them had been exposed to Christianity in general and the laws of God in particular.

To be sure there were those who clung to God, who taught their kids at home or sent them to private schools to be taught the lessons of loving God and loving their neighbor, to be informed of the choice between heaven and hell, to be informed that every soul is loved by God and has value before them and that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.

But those voices were marginalized in the greater culture. We finally had the society that the left had dreamed of since the 60’s a post Christian society a post Christian culture and twenty somethings not restrained by either the fear of hell, the promise of heaven, the idea that they have intrinsic value as a child of God loved so much that Christ died for them.

And now another generation later we see the result.

There are those who will blame guns, but our society was just as well armed before Christ was banished from our schools, in fact schools had gun clubs, shooting clubs and it was not unusual at all for an average citizen, many of whom had seen combat, to be armed.

Yet the shootings like those we saw this weekend in Texas and Ohio were almost completely unheard of, they were an aberration rather than a fact of life.

The left wanted a post Christian culture, well now they have one complete with the fruits of that culture, because they forgot something important.

Any time you remove God from the picture the devil moves in.

 

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