Lewis saw democratic governments as eager to spread the benefits to all for that is the crux of democratic thinking: equality enjoyed by all. Hence, he saw a deadly combination in liberal democracies: technological advancements, moral nihilism, and power. This totalitarian state shrouded in democracy made possible by the degradation of education and the de-evolution of language caused by sixteenth-century philosophy.
Every toy has been created with a purpose in mind. As children play with toys, they are exposed to the philosophy that built the toy. A philosophy with views on morality, one’s origins, the purpose of life, the use of money, and self-identity.
In the Declaration of Independence, liberty and the pursuit of happiness “have come to define what it means to be human in modern America.” These “good things have come to be seen as ultimate things—as ends in and of themselves.” These two inalienable rights have become idols and are summed up in the word, freedom.
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The “pick your battles” philosophy teaches children the line at which their parents do not enforce obedience and now there is a subtle campaign to move the line as far as possible in their favor. The parents’ acquiescence has eroded the respect deserved by the parents from the child and weakened the parents’ authority.
If God should let His justice loose without mercy, God could justly rain fire on the North American continent. We are so proud of ourselves here in the United States. We are proud that we live lives such as we do in comparison to the rest of the world.
The Church in America cannot see (in part or in full) the “ripeness of the fields” if we are solely or primarily calling for the militaristic defeat of ISIS. We will see enemies and not fellow images of God who desperately need the gospel as well.