Godless Culture: The Center Cannot Hold

The Economic Collapse blog: “What Happens When Teachers, Delivery People And Fast Food Workers Don’t Care Anymore…?

One of the big problems in America today is that a lot of people simply do not seem to care about what they are doing anymore.  The level of sloth, laziness and apathy that we are witnessing in this country is absolutely mind-numbing.  Of course this is not true of everyone.  There are still many Americans that are extremely hard working.  But overall, it really appears that people are not taking as much pride in their work as they once did.  Some of the examples that I am about to show you are quite funny.  Others are more than just a little bit disturbing.  But they all have a common theme.  Americans from all walks of life are simply giving up.  Whether they are teachers, delivery people or fast food workers, the truth is that there are a whole lot of people out there that seem to have mentally checked out.

My answer to the question in the title: Culture falls apart, and trust becomes a distant memory.

This is the expected result in a society that has systematically removed a sense of higher purpose from the life equation. If there is no final accounting, then the secret is to make it through, as enjoyably as you can (however you might define that), and make everything about you.

Simply put, as Dostoevsky said so well: “If there is no god, everything is permitted.”

There is no right, no wrong—only my personal preference. I am the highest being in all of existence, therefore I am god, and get to make my own rules. This is the philosophically inescapable end of removing an ultimate authority.

Some people who reject belief in God may choose to follow some form of what they call “morality” but, again, that’s just their preference, and on their presuppositions they have no right to enforce those presuppositions on anyone else—they can only do so by brute force of greater threat of temporal harm.

This is the story of history when the Creator is rejected. America is living on a memory of Christian ethics and truth. We need to recover the Foundation, God Himself. He is there, and He has not been silent. We’re simply not listening, and the examples in this article are the beginnings of the result.

In the end, however, you don’t embrace Christianity simply because it provides a pragmatically workable foundation for a civilization. You embrace it, as Dr. Francis Schaeffer said, because it’s true.

Jesus is the long-predicted Messiah. He really did rise from the dead on the third day after His execution—in time, in space, in history. That… is why you should embrace Him, and have a higher purpose in everything you do.