What Has Happened to American Culture?

While discussing current events at dinner, my 20-year-old son slapped his hand against his forehead.

“I just don’t get how that politician thinks that way,” he exclaims after hearing about her most recent comment reported by the news media.

Looking at how our culture’s values and worldview have morphed through my lifetime of 52 years, I, too, sometimes want to beat my head against the wall.

Why have people moved away from American unity of the great melting pot to fractured groups that claim they are all being oppressed by those of European descent? I know racism and other forms of discrimination do exist, but I don’t see much of it on the West Coast.

Why has our culture not only abandoned but now outwardly attacks our Christian heritage and those who still embrace it? That foundation is what made America free, hope-filled, and prosperous, the positive cultural values that draw millions to our shores.

How many of my conservative readers have wondered why it’s open season for anyone with a MAGA hat or holds to biblical principles? Or why has a us-versus-them mentality engulfed the public square of our nation? What happened to civility and the Golden Rule?

from Neil Shenvi’s slide presentation

This past week, I ran across a blog post, “Critical Theory vs. Christianity,” by Amy K. Hall on the Christian apologetics site Stand to Reason. She summarized a talk given by scientist and apologist Neil Shenvi, who answered many of these questions I’ve been pondering for the past few years. Hall has a link to the Shenvi’s video and transcript.

Choose which medium you prefer and let me know in the comments what you think of his description of Critical Theory.

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