Integrity in a Post-Christian America

America is now called a post-Christian place; its government is overtly attacking Christian beliefs about birth control, abortion, and gay marriage.  The threat to these beliefs is a small though telling symptom of the larger social changes that, though little considered, are proceeding as traditional Judeo-Christian integrity departs.  The problem is, abandoning America's traditional religion discards its related moral behavior, too.  And societies without a strong moral order are very unpleasant places to live -- try Afghanistan, Somalia, or Mexico. It's instructive to compare two dictionary definitions of "integrity" from the same source, Merriam-Webster, in 1943 and in 2013. 1943 definition: Moral soundness, honesty, purity, freedom from corrupting influences or practices. (Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language, Second Edition, 1943) 2013 definition: Firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values :...(Read Full Post)

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