Lost Sense of Morals
Have we entered a tract to a sense of lost morals? Have we reached a period in our culture where the majority (trying to be nice I suppose) have allowed a minority to dictate how they will practice a religion and when. It seems like we can’t talk about God, so we avoid talking about things that might invoke God, or imply God’s presence. This has lead to a gap in moral teachings. And with political correctness certainly eliminated discussing certain moral issues in our schools with our children.
Because, it seems, to talk about morals implies in some way that God is involved. Morals are the good standards that one lives one’s life by. Some of those standards are “objective truths” ⏤ a thing that is true whether you believe it or not. They are often referred to as natural rights. These do not require a God’s intercession. As we are able from a purely human perspective to understand the value of them.
Our nation was founded on three of the most famous (probably most important) of these natural rights: Life; Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness. Who can argue against these? In declaring these natural rights we create a floor for several basic morals—most important among them the prohibition of murder. [Read more…] about Have we lost a sense of our morals?