Forget about post-modern. We are now post-American. These were my thoughts post-Friday, and I was planning on expanding on them here. But Mr. Prager beat me to the punch, so to speak. I think his analysis is totally accurate and of such significance that I am reproducing it en toto below. It coincides with much previous commentary and analysis I’ve presented regarding the regrettable lack of critical thinking currently taking place in this country (as well as the rest of the world).
The Formal End to Judeo-Christian America
Dennis Prager | Jun 30, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the redefinition of marriage seals the end of America as the Founders envisioned it.
From well before 1776 until the second half of the 20th century, the moral values of the United States were rooted in the Bible and its God.
Unlike Europe, which defined itself as exclusively Christian, America became the first Judeo-Christian society. The American Founders were Christians — either theologically or culturally — but they were rooted in the Hebrew Scriptures. Even Americans who could not affirm traditional Christian or Jewish theology affirmed the centrality of God to ethics. Americans, from the Founders on, understood that without God, there is no moral truth, only moral opinion — and assumed that those truths were to be gleaned from the Bible more than anywhere else.
Beginning with the Supreme Court’s ban on nondenominational school prayer in 1962, the same-sex marriage decision has essentially completed the state’s secularization of American society. This is one thing about which both right and left, religious and secular, can agree. One side may rejoice over the fact, and the other may weep, but it is a fact.
For someone who thinks so highly of his own intellectual prowess, you’d think the current occupant of the Oval Office would know the difference between Christendom and Christianity! Not to mention the difference between a religion whose sacred documents preach conversion by persuasion and letting God repay the rejecting sinner, compared to a religion whose sacred documents consider conversion at sword point a legitimate way to spread their message and the most savage execution possible for infidels a great way to earn points with their god.
Courtesy of the Patriot Post; read it carefully, but set down your cup of coffee first!
Dr. Sowell serves us some pithy observations that deserve serious consideration here. Some of the better ones to whet your appetite:
It tells us a lot about academia that the president of Smith College quickly apologized for saying, "All lives matter," after being criticized by those who are pushing the slogan, "Black lives matter." If science could cross breed a jellyfish with a parrot, it could create academic administrators.
Has anyone asked the question, "How could so many people across the country spend so much time at night marching, rioting and looting, if they had to get up and go to work the next morning?"
Hillary Clinton’s idea that we have to see the world from our adversaries’ point of view — and even "empathize" with it — is not new. Back in 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain said, "I have realized vividly how Herr Hitler feels." Ronald Reagan, however, made sure our adversaries understood how we felt. Reagan’s approach turned out a lot better than Chamberlain’s.
There are few modest talents so richly rewarded — especially in politics and the media — as the ability to portray parasites as victims, and portray demands for preferential treatment as struggles for equal rights.
If anyone in the mainstream media is at a loss for what New Year’s resolution to make, try this: Stop "spinning" or censoring stories about race, and try telling the plain truth, if only for the novelty of it.