Our current culture is trying to toss off Judeo-Christian ethics, as Rosie O?Donnell would a tub of low-fat yogurt. For the last 40 years there has been a belligerent, systematic secularization of the United States by the liberal thought police, removing from all public sectors of society any semblance of biblical values, all influence of religious institutions and all sacred symbolism.
These anti-religious relativists reject the notion of an absolute standard of truth, applicable to all people, in all places and at all times. For this cabal, there is no transcendent norm of right or wrong; there is only pleasure and pain. For them, since God does not exist, or at least cannot be solidly defined ? well then, nothing is prohibited.
Yes, for these ?thinkers? everything is endlessly open to question and to change. Everything is permitted. Nothing is to be banned and literally nothing is bizarre. They envision for modern America a moral climate similar to ancient Rome ? just before it fell!
Feeding feverishly off postmodernism?s compost heap of historical amnesia, secularists reject an objective standard of truth. Thus, in their would-be world, authorities are leveled, the record is rewritten, the autonomous self becomes the sole judge of reality, cultures are equalized, style reigns over substance, power is deified, and the ?victims? get to run the circus and are conveniently licensed to lie.
In the PoMo world where truth is ?dead?, power becomes the operative principle of speech and the results are conformity and bullying. You know, the stuff you see on a 24/7 basis if you click on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Bravo, VH1 and MTV as they pulverize the religious traditionalist with every banal broadcast.
The secular revolutionaries have created a rock-solid environment of political correctness, and God help you if you rustle their feathers by not parroting their opinions. Yes, the person who champions a traditional view of truth and not hype, who stands for the historical record and not the hysterical read, and who believes that biblically based, previously proven transcendent standards should continue to serve as an external pattern to govern our nation?s character: that person will endure more scorn than Alanis Moresette?s last boyfriend.