Yes, the secular culture has gradually allowed its mass communication outlets like movies, TV programs, books, magazines and newspapers to promote a clearly anti-God message. Catholics in the 1960s had the direct or implied support of all levels of society. It was not illegal to have a Nativity scene in front of the local City Hall, we pledged allegiance to “one nation under God,” Christmas decorations and religious music were everywhere. The government of the United States constantly spoke of our Judeo-Christian heritage as a country.
But like a frog placed in a pot of cool water, Catholics in the late 1960s till today, gradually began to tolerate an increase in the temperature, until now, we are at risk of falling into the fire and burning alive in the secular world spiritually. Let’s check out the time line:
Late 1960s: Hippies want free love (sex with anyone), taking illegal drugs is cool, underground newspapers and comic books (comix) promoting anarchy, perverted sex and violence against the pigs (police).
Late 1970s: Gloria Steinem is demanding that women hate men, get rid of the men in their lives and think of themselves as victims. Adult Bookstores proliferate across the country
1980s: Dallas, and Sue Ellen driving while drinking booze straight out of the bottle. Porn in hotels and motels on cable. No-Fault Divorce completes its sweep across the country. Ads from lawyers in Midwest newspapers read: “No kids, $75.00 and you’re out.”
1990s: Adult Language and Partial Nudity on TV, explicit sex on the internet. The ACLU wakes up one day and decides all kinds of things are illegal.
2000s: The pot of water we are sitting in is boiling but Christians are divorcing and aborting and contracepting like non-Christians.
Those who are anti-God have decided to call Christianity the American Taliban. Our God never told us to harm anyone. They know that.
The founder of the ACLU was a communist and stated that the goal of the organization is Communism. If you go to marxist.com, you will read that Separation of Church and State is one goal, educating children so as to wipe out any religious and other superstitious beliefs passed on by their parents another. And this was written in the 1920s. Now, anti-religious groups in the United States are taking the place of the Communist State in producing anti-religious propaganda, but there’s more. The American Media is getting into the act also, supporting a lot of these groups and individuals.
All of the “liberation movements” helped separate families from each other and separate Christian individuals from living their lives as God intended. This is where we are my brothers and sisters. Each one of us has to stop, examine ourselves and rededicate our lives to a life that did exist in this country at one time.
My neighborhood had people from different countries and different faiths but there was a sense of mutual respect among most of us. The few bad apples were not harmed or harassed. Us kids were simply told to not bother them and/or stay away from them. We addressed adults as Mister or Misses, we said please and thank you, our neighbors looked out for each other and we kept and did the things that our Church told us to do. Easter was a special day and so was our observance of it. Even as a kid, I saw husbands and wives sitting on their front porches talking to each other. Among the parents I knew, there was a sense of contentment. And contentment did not mean life was perfect but it meant that they did the best they could with what they had. This may have continued were it not for the self-proclaimed “revolutionaries” and troublemakers who sowed distrust and suspicion and encouraged others to take illegal drugs and not only ruin their own lives but entire families. Young men and women forgot how to really get to know each other and what it really meant to love another person.
The time to change is now brothers and sisters.