Is technological change without the demise of traditional values possible?

“50. The conservatives {…} whine about the decay of traditional values, yet they enthusiastically support technological progress and economic growth. {…} you can’t make rapid, drastic changes in the technology and the economy of a society without causing rapid changes in all other aspects of the society as well, and that such rapid changes inevitably break down traditional values.”

Unabomber says no. What does CAF say?

Lack of adhered and universal morals is nothing new. Pre-dating the time of our Savior, relativism is/was the social fabric. If you are a historian, check out Saint Augustine’s City of God, the book may as well be written today and not during the Fall of the Roman Empire. Technology certainly facilitates the acceptance and production of many alternative views, but societies always had lacking moral compasses.

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