quote:Originally posted by DivineJoy:quote:Originally posted by Empty Purnata:
You believe that Pagainism is the reason of "moral decline"?
How has this country "morally declined"? Was there a time when it was better?
Individuals make a country. Individuals in this country have changed morally over the years because less emphasis is given toward pleasing God, and more on pleasure. Lying, homosexuality, rape, theft, murder, etc.
Although this things existed in the past, they are more commonplace now.
I would disagree, nothing has changed. You just have more access to hearing about these kinds of things now. In the past, these kinds of things were kept on DL when they happened because of shame culture in more Puritanical society.
Now, they are aired out into the open for everyone to see.
The 1950's were no more moral than now, Christian men and women had no problem hanging their Black Christian brethren and sisters. They had no problem promoting nuking non-White countries and had no problem killing Communists for God and Country.
People's minds were never on "pleasing God", they were MONEY. Money has always been America's God.
I can't believe that you, as an African-American, think that people were more "moral" in the past considering how terrible the past has been for us. Christians commit sin just like everyone else, many of these people doing bad things now are Christians.
And yes, I know the whole "Oh, but 'true Christians' don't to this and that" argument, but if that is so, then you could say every Christian is not really a Christian because all Christians do something messed in their lifetime, and continue to do so.
As Jesus said, "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."