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Shallow Reality in America
American Thinker.com ^ | January 21, 2018 | Bruce Walker

Posted on 01/21/2018 12:48:55 PM PST by Kaslin

If there is a single problem with our lives today, it is the breathtaking shallowness of modern life. We seem infatuated with grade-school gossip and a breathless yearning for "stuff," as if the latest gadgetry or a fatter bank account could make anything real in our lives better. We seem to believe in nothing but this gossip and these gadgets. This infantile fixation stretches across political party and ideology.

This is a reflection of godlessness, shattered families, and the wicked drumbeat in education and media of indoctrination instead of learning or amusement. It is astounding how little most people know of history and religion. It is frightening how illogical and anti-historical the vast majority of us have become.

As one example, one of the comments on my American Thinker article, "The Pox of Materialism," expresses the absurd idea that the Founding Fathers began the American Revolution to improve their economic position. This "interpretation" of the Founding Fathers' intention was maliciously and deliberately introduced into academia by Marxist professors in the 1930s and was condemned by honest academicians at the time. The Founding Fathers, of course, risked the loss of everything they possessed, and a number of them suffered just that loss.

As another example, Christianity is routinely portrayed as the mortal enemy of science when, in fact, virtually all the early scientists – Bacon, Buridan, Kepler, Galileo, Pascal, Newton, Maxwell, Faraday, Kelvin and others were devout Christians, more religiously serious than ordinary Europeans of their times. The de-Christianization of America, which does not mean unimportant things like saying "Merry Christmas" or professing a notional belief in God, shows how far we have declined. America, without Christianity, is just a few decades behind the de-Christianized and impotent Europe.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: christianity; civilization; culture

1 posted on 01/21/2018 12:48:55 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Excellent!


2 posted on 01/21/2018 1:05:53 PM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: Kaslin
It is frightening how illogical and anti-historical the vast majority of us have become.

Indeed.

3 posted on 01/21/2018 1:51:34 PM PST by henkster
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To: Kaslin

or a fatter bank account could make anything real in our lives better


I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor. Rich is better.


4 posted on 01/21/2018 2:05:28 PM PST by sparklite2 (See more at Sparklite Times)
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To: henkster

That has been by design....and in play for decades. Bring in the hoards and they will instill fear if not catered to as they network to use our laws against us and for themselves.... and our leaders bend to them....

They have built a network throughout this country in every area of life....and they beat their drums daily


5 posted on 01/21/2018 2:25:48 PM PST by caww
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To: sparklite2

You paraphrased a Van Halen song called “As Is”. Very cool. Here are the first couple of verses:

Yesterday I was a bum and broke.
Today I am a star and broke.
In this town that’s called progress,
That’s how we do biz.

I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor.
Rich was better, totally better.
(It) requires a degree of acceptance
As in: “must accept as is.”


6 posted on 01/21/2018 2:36:43 PM PST by Big Red Clay (Greetings from the Big Red State)
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To: Kaslin

https://m.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Ecclesiastes-Chapter-2/


7 posted on 01/21/2018 3:16:43 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican; Charles Henrickson

FReeper Charles Henrickson posted an outstanding meditation echoing many of these points yesterday:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3624458/posts


8 posted on 01/21/2018 3:56:10 PM PST by lightman (ANTIFA is full of Bolshevik.)
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To: Kaslin

GREAT Article! Thanks for sharing!


9 posted on 01/21/2018 4:00:30 PM PST by AzNASCARfan
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To: sparklite2

Rich is easier... some of the happiest times of my life were when i was out of work and out of money and simply spent time with my family.

It was amazing how every time i needed money for food or a bill how something i had listed on craigslist for sale for a year or two sold for just the amount i needed.

The Obama years have actually cemented my faith in God!


10 posted on 01/21/2018 5:08:55 PM PST by AzNASCARfan
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