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How Times Have Changed

jmkidd Wrote: Aug 01, 2012 1:39 PM
I can think of at least half a dozen modern movies that in my view are good movies. Try Fireproof, Flywheel, Courageous, Facing The Giants or if you are uncomfortable by religous themes try Legendary, Rudy or Pay It Forward. I am sure there are others that would make your list that I didn't mention. The fact is there are quality movies out now that one won't hear about unless one searches for them

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...