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How Times Have Changed

Ann Anon Wrote: Aug 01, 2012 12:02 PM
Three words: Madeline Murray O'Hare. With her help in removing God from the schools (and with two parents working it is the schools that have the greatest effect on children), the psychologists apologies for anything the little darlings do wrong (all someone elses fault) and the guilt ridden parenting of today's me generation there is little hope until some child realizes (s)he has been ripped off by his no God, no Daddy and way too many excuses for a life. Then perhaps the sun will rise again. But it better happen before Islam makes inroads into their lives. They really are a push over for someone selling God. And we dare not mention the Christian faith these days. So I am afraid that Islam is becoming a draw to these lost generations.

Having been born in 1936 has allowed me to witness both societal progress and retrogression. High on the list of things made better in our society are the great gains in civil liberties and economic opportunities, especially for racial minorities and women. People who are now deemed poor have a level of material wealth that would have been a pipe dream to yesteryear's poor. But despite the fact that today's Americans have achieved an unprecedented level of prosperity, we have become spiritually and morally impoverished compared with our ancestors.

Years ago, spending beyond one's means was considered a character defect. Today...