"The intellectual class and the left still believe that secularism is an unalloyed blessing. They are wrong. Secularism is good for government. But it is terrible for society (though still preferable to bad religion) and for the individual. One key reason is what secularism does to moral standards. If moral standards are not rooted in God, they do not objectively exist. Good and evil are no more real than 'yummy' and 'yucky.' They are simply a matter of personal preference. One of the foremost liberal philosophers, Richard Rorty, an atheist, acknowledged that for the secular liberal, 'There is no answer to the question, "Why not be cruel?"' With the death of Judeo-Christian-God-based standards, people have simply substituted feelings for those standards. Millions of American young people have been raised by parents and schools with 'How do you feel about it?' as the only guide to what they ought to do. The heart has replaced God and the Bible as a moral guide. ... A vast number of American young people do not even ask whether an action is right or wrong. The question would strike them as foreign. Why? Because the question suggests that there is a right and wrong outside of themselves. And just as there is no God higher than them, there is no morality higher than them, either." --radio talk-show host Dennis Prager
I thank God every day that my beautiful wife and I have been able to see to it that our children NEVER walks the halls of a government school. As a result, they know the difference between right and wrong.
The consequences of liberalism are dreadful.