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Culture War

Sunday, July 1, 2007 1 comments


There is no doubt we are in a cultural war. The original article I wanted to use for this topic is from a paid subscription to World Magazine. However, I did find a similar article. It was brought to my attention that anti-Christian books written by atheists are filling up the best sellers list. People are making a name for themselves by writing these books. One of the more popular ones is “God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything” by Christopher Hitchens. It is frightening to see the success that has been made by atheists. It makes me wonder how fast America is turning away from God. The first part of Psalm 33:12 says “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord”. This is very important. I am not an expert, but I have read some books for classes and written papers on Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli and other political philosophers’ view of a perfect polity. What I have learned especially on our form of government, a representative republic from reading the federalists and anti-federalists papers was that morality is an important factor. Actually, morality plays an important role in any form of government. Starting with the state of nature, which is no government. Thomas Hobbes believes that man needs a form of government to establish and enforce laws. Laws are formed on morality. Whether it is the morality of a monarch, aristocracy, or democracy. Our laws are pretty close to those of the Bible, for the most part. We need to stick to these Biblical principals. Isaiah warns of people who will confuse moral distinctions. Isaiah 5:20 “Woe to those who call evil good, an good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” The battle is real and there are only two sides. I will end with 2 Timothy 2:3-4 “You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.”

1 comments: to “ Culture War so far...

  • Timm July 2, 2007 at 2:12 PM
     

    I deal with this on a daily basis. An aquantance of mine is what I would call a "well informed athiest." He reads many of these books and brings the arguments to me.

    Here is a link that I find funny. They use many of Richard Dawkins' own arguments against him.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QERyh9YYEis

 
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