The Emotional American Stanza
There is another cycle at work within America that we need to be aware of. Just as revivals in the early 1900’s brought about the Pharisee-ism of the early 20’s, which led to crime in the 30’s, we are in a part of our own cycle now. The Bush years seemed to be a revival without revival, and a triumph of moral legalism (at least as far as the mainstream media and far left would have us believe). The public responded with a “Yes we can believe in change.” But now crime is seriously on the rise and healthy society markers are on the decline.
Of course, forces completely outside of human control, or at least strategic planning, could change things in a heartbeat. But today the decline is possibly spinning out of control. This is also the first time in modern America where our moral compass has no North.
Think about it for a second: The state of California (and they are not alone in this) has increasingly been restricting any and all tobacco use. This is not a bad thing, really. But at the same time, the state has been rapidly relaxing marijuana laws. There are now cities where it is legal to smoke pot on your porch, but a Marlboro will get you a hefty fine.
Our states are slowly allowing marriage between homosexual partners and whole denominations are allowing actively homosexual ministers, while calling the homosexual “lifestyle” immoral can get you publically censored and censured. On television, “Oh, God” has become the most frequently used phrase, but “I love Jesus” is never used unless it is somehow a joke. Cartoons of Mohamed are self-censored from newspapers…the same newspapers that write blistering articles pitting Christian leaders as being ignorant or even evil for their faith. -Ryan