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Kuhner: If God is dead, America is in trouble
Times247 ^ | 06/24/2012 | Jeff Kuhner

Posted on 06/24/2012 5:17:20 PM PDT by lward99

The younger generation is becoming godless. Increasing numbers of Americans under the age of 30 are skeptical about the existence of God. This will have profound repercussions upon our society, fostering moral disintegration and the eventual death of our Judeo-Christian civilization. Traditional America is dying. In its place, a new liberal barbarism is being born.

A recent survey by the Pew Research Center finds that belief in God has dropped dramatically among so-called millennials — those born after 1980 — during the past five years. In particular, the Pew poll found that 31 percent of respondents say they doubt whether God exists. On college campuses, secularism and science are the new orthodoxies. According to Pew, this is in stark contrast with other older generations, which continue to believe in God in high numbers — ranging from 81 to 89 percent.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: america; atheist; god; secularism

1 posted on 06/24/2012 5:17:35 PM PDT by lward99
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To: lward99

The Old Testament is full of stories where a nation blessed by God decide that they like new gods better and that the old God isn’t worthy of worship anymore. The New Testament talks of people falling away and being led astray before Jesus returns. What America is doing is not new and is not a surprise and I think there will be a lot less Americans in heaven than we thought there would be.


2 posted on 06/24/2012 5:27:31 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: lward99

A lot of hateful atheist comments at the site.


3 posted on 06/24/2012 5:30:26 PM PDT by balch3
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To: balch3

They seem to seek God, at least in print for the wrong reasons.


4 posted on 06/24/2012 5:42:09 PM PDT by lward99 (http://www.politicalmedia.com)
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To: lward99

America is in trouble, and not because God is dead or not.


5 posted on 06/24/2012 5:45:22 PM PDT by Salman
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To: lward99

If there is no God—there are no Absolute Laws—Universal Truths or Natural Rights from God. We had this ideology of Universal Truths since Plato which culminated with Christianity in American jurisprudence. Higher Law than man’s and Natural Rights from God.

Atheism creates people like Voltaire’s Atheists-—the French Revolutionaries—who did some of the grossest things in history—desecrated the dead, headless bodies and arranged them in sexual positions—Atheist humor is really Satanic and evil and full of excrement and orgies.

Lenin and Stalin and Mao’s Atheism just killed tens of millions and Hitler’s occultist/homosexual paganism killed millions. Oh goody-—such superior ideology when they kick out the Judeo/Christian God.

I would only allow Atheists to be second class citizens since they do not believe we have Natural Rights from God. As such—they are extremely dangerous and deranged because they think they can take our Natural Rights away and force unjust laws which promote Vice-—like the Godless in chief in the WH.


6 posted on 06/24/2012 5:48:36 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Bryanw92; Salman

The world holds few surprises for most Christians. Threats to the faith and to the faithful come in all sorts of forms, from apostasy to overwhelming hostile forces, be they spiritual or human, but they are all of the same origin.

We know we have an enemy and he is manifested in unfolding earthly events and from the heart of the evil man. Increasingly this enemy (the author of confusion and chaos) seems to be stirring.


7 posted on 06/24/2012 5:59:00 PM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: savagesusie
Thank G_d for his forgiveness.

He knows us better than we know ourselves, because he made us. We belong to him.

How in the world could Israel have turned away in the desert? After all the miracles and OBVIOUS hand of G_d in their Freedom? Yet they did. Time and again. They are the example for the world.

Myth aint gonna save us. The GOP either.

Turn to him, humbly pray for his mercy, and he will save us, and heal our land.

8 posted on 06/24/2012 6:03:27 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: lward99

I’m less concerned with the unchurched who often find later in life that their churched parents weren’t so stupid after all than I’m concerned with the churched who are misled by poor doctrine “holding to a form of godliness but denying its power”. In other words, they try to mold God into something that fits their liberal beliefs instead of accepting God for who He is and adjusting one’s beliefs to what Scripture says instead of the adjusting Scripture to fit the world’s beliefs.


9 posted on 06/24/2012 6:05:43 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Bryanw92

Americans just aren’t taking their kids to church anymore. I see it every time we are at church. What people forget about when they raise kids is that if a child is not exposed to Christ and his teachings as a kid than they will not act like someone who has good morals when they are an adult. Also the divorce factor comes into play as well.


10 posted on 06/24/2012 6:08:49 PM PDT by Vote 4 Nixon (EAT...FISH...SLEEP...REDUX)
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To: lward99; SeraphimApprentice; zot; Interesting Times; Alamo-Girl; Bryanw92; savagesusie; Salman; ...

Kuhner’s closing paragraph says it best with Dostoyevsky’s quotation:

Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky once wrote: “If God does not exist, then everything is permitted.” He was right. We are abandoning God and as we do so, we are losing the very best of our American heritage. Only by re-educating the nation in the truths of Christianity can we prevent the collapse of our republic.


11 posted on 06/24/2012 6:13:30 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: lward99
"And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed."

For the first time in history we are beginning to see a human society dominated not by reality but by the projected speaking image in movies, television, video games and other created video.

For more and more children, an increasing amount of their formative experiences are derived not from real interaction with real people and real situations around them, but rather from the projected image.

So it's not surprising to see young people who have essentially been raised by the alternative projection of reality provided by Hollywood turn away from God.

12 posted on 06/24/2012 6:16:35 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: wagglebee

Ping.


13 posted on 06/24/2012 6:23:41 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: Meet the New Boss

What’s worse is that fast processors can now make the speaker say whatever they wish, in real time!


14 posted on 06/24/2012 6:30:20 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: GreyFriar
Only by re-educating the nation in the truths of Christianity can we prevent the collapse of our republic.

True, but I don't see any way for that re-education to happen.

15 posted on 06/24/2012 6:42:26 PM PDT by zot
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To: Salman

I agree with you. It is because of the irrational philosophy that the majority of Americans hold that is what is destroying this republic just as it has many others.


16 posted on 06/24/2012 7:10:12 PM PDT by albionin (A gawn fit's eye gettin.)
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To: lward99

The United States, like the Israelis many times before, will be tested and taught a hard lesson.


17 posted on 06/24/2012 7:17:08 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: lward99

I see many Christians who decry the decline of religion in America but is that not exactly what the Bible teaches will happen.


18 posted on 06/24/2012 7:42:10 PM PDT by albionin (A gawn fit's eye gettin.)
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To: lward99

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud0-3I5lKb4&feature=related

I was looking for this by Connie Smith and Nat Stuckey, the only version I ever heard. But it wasn’t there - so I don’t think it would be possible to come up with a better version than Vestal Goodman.


19 posted on 06/24/2012 7:47:59 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Right on, and those who “think” God is dead will remember when they screw up, and call HIS name out.


20 posted on 06/24/2012 7:55:11 PM PDT by Bullfrogg (American by birth, Irish by heritage, and hellraiser by choice)
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To: Meet the New Boss

Praise The Lord that there are informed people out there that will maintain His morals, values and doctrines.

I have great concern for our people and they will not come through the tribulations without Him.


21 posted on 06/24/2012 8:04:29 PM PDT by ReconViper 1
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To: Bullfrogg

Pray daily for America, and be part of the Remnant.


22 posted on 06/24/2012 8:43:33 PM PDT by Liberty Wins (Newt --named after Isaac Newton?)
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To: GreyFriar

Indeed. I am joined in earnest prayer for a Spiritual renewal in America.


23 posted on 06/25/2012 10:53:31 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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