Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Modernity in America

Modernity’s central challenge to America is focused in America’s crisis of cultural authority:  Modernity creates problems far deeper than drugs, crime, illiteracy, AIDS, broken families, or the plight of the inner cities.  It creates a crisis of cultural authority in which America’s beliefs, ideals, and traditions are losing their compelling power in society.  What people believe no longer makes much difference to how they behave.  Unless reversed, this hollowing out of beliefs will finally be America’s undoing.

Os Guinness, Dining With the Devil, pg.18

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