I had written quite a lengthy post about this, but decided rather than blabber on about my opinions I would be interested to hear what others thought (a novel idea, I know!)
So the question is: Are things any worse today than they ever have been?
What I’m asking here is about what many view as the moral decline of modern society. They talk about violence and sex and all the bad things that they see all over the news and internet today, and they believe that, morally speaking, things are sliding downhill rapidly. Is this true? Is our society so much worse than America 50 years ago? Or 100 years ago? Or the civilizations before us like Rome or Greece or Babylon? Is 21st century America (or Western Civilization in general) really the most morally bankrupt society to ever have existed on this planet?
I would like to know what you think? Is our society worse than the generations before us? How? In which ways? Why? Why not?
I am interested in this for several reasons: it’s impact on our view of the return of Christ, it’s impact on our view of the church and her responsibilities, it’s impact on our view of God and the devil and humanity. I think that our opinion on this subject has far reaching impacts on many important topics so I want to know: what do you think?????