(Long philosophical rant. If you’re looking for happiness, move along.)
Our country is changing. It hasn’t been an immediate change and our new president did not bring upon the change himself. But we are a changing nation. Change is not always good though. You cannot assume that since we are changing it is for good and for the betterment of our nation. In fact, I believe the change we’re undergoing is going to destroy our country.
We are becoming more and more secular progressive. And while many call this “progressive” I call it repeating the same mistakes of nations past. I call it the fall of Rome. We are eschewing the ideals and foundations that are the very things that made this country great and has sustained it for over two hundred years. We’re throwing that away because we think we know better now. We think we’re more intellectual now. Nothing is new under the sun though. We are not getting better, we are not getting smarter. We are becoming more self absorbed while masking that with communal love.
It’s a slow fade…
And this didn’t happen in one day. And it’s not going to get worse because of one man. But I do see this day as a turning point. A point in time when our country is decidedly heading down the wrong path. The wide path, easy to walk on. The popular path, well-worn with shuffling feet wanting the easiest solution the quickest possible way. When in reality we need to be headed down the narrow path. The path where we must follow One who is more than us. The path where we must endure some hardships that will only make us better as we grow beyond ourselves. The path where we can truly help others without hindering them.
Black and white have turned to gray…
Our country is changing and I hope I’m not right when I say that I fear we’ve seen our last actively Christian president. Whether we like to admit it or not the Judeo Christian values that government in general have held are being swept under the rug. Erased from our text books and minds, we are to believe that it was our own human ingenuity that brought us to where we are. And therefore, if need be, we can switch paths when our human desires tell us we’re not where we need to be. God’s providence helped set up this nation. And the Judeo Christian values are what have kept it strong. Revisionists are drooling now waiting to get their hands on more of our history.
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid…
And we are being deceived. Young Americans today are shamefully ignorant when it comes to American history. They are not being taught proper American history anymore. Instead, their textbooks are filled with verbiage that is subliminally anti-American. And they believe what their “intellectual” teachers and professors tell them to believe. It has always been natural for youth to question authority. Now that is being adapted. Today, youth is underhandedly taught to question tradition and morals. Take a look at what is on tv, on movie screens and on the radio. Hard, beautiful bodies; scintillating stories; people trying desperately not to age because to age is to fail. To stay young and rebellious against the old guard is what they strive for. And most youth don’t even realize this is what they’re being taught.
I’m lamenting today because to me this day encapsulates the heartache and downfall that our country is experiencing and will only experience in greater and faster degrees now. We’re running full steam ahead into a secular progressive grave that will bury this country and all the good it stood for. Today I am lamenting America’s death, and although it may still take a while to arrive, it is coming. And we are killing it ourselves–from the inside.
For it’s the little feet behind you that are sure to follow…
Today I am lamenting for my two daughters, and our future generations who will have a slim chance of knowing how great our country was. Kids who will not grow up feeling a deep and almost unexpressable love for their country. Kids who will grow up believing that America is what’s wrong with the world and that the word “patriotic” is intolerant. Kids who will think that our Judeo Christian values were intolerant and not worthy of maintaining. Kids who will most likely not have the freedoms that we do today.
Wake up America! Before it is too late, it’s time for a real change.
(Quotes from Casting Crown’s “Slow Fade”)