Book Excerpt on Holiness
Religion is the only real antidote to moral relativism. You know, if it's true that morality and ethics can evolve over time and be different from place to place, then who or what is "in charge" of defining morality and ethics? Is it the federal government? Is it the New York Times? Is it Rachel Maddow? Is it the culture and society?
If "the people" are responsible for defining morality and ethics, and if "the people" embrace a culture that glorifies sex and violence, then you end up with a culture where a) 300,000 kids are "sold" as sex slaves every year in the United States and b) very few people seem to care enough to do anything to stop it. You get a culture and society where violent and sadistic entertainment is a) embraced by mainstream audiences and then b) people seem utterly clueless about why a lunatic would decide to shoot 50 people at a Batman movie.
Hello? "The Dark Knight" and "The Dark Knight Rises?" Have you seen those films? Those are just two small examples that perfectly illustrate how we've "developed a culture" that has a "healthy appetite" for violent and sadistic entertainment.
And what about "developing a culture" that has a "healthy appetite" for sexual entertainment? Do you know how many people's lives have been ruined because we've "developed a culture" that has a "healthy appetite" for sexual entertainment?
If we're not careful, pretty soon we'll end up with a culture and society that looks something like France. In France, they put prostitutes on top of alters and worship the prostitutes as "goddesses of reason."
An overview of the structure and contents of my book (which is a mash-up) can be found in the About the Book section underneath my short bio.
Moral relativism (not religion) is the cause of society's problems. Unfortunately, Mr. Obama is the ultimate moral relativist (he keeps saying Republicans are "stuck in the 20th century"). Spare me.