Our nation’s moral compass is spinning out of control, and it will only get worse as we continue to turn away from True North.
A recent survey from the Pew Research Center shows a stunning 77 percent of Americans are at least “fairly worried” about the country’s morals, with 43 percent describing themselves as “very worried.”
But despite their concern, 50 percent of everyone surveyed said religion — the source of absolute truth and morality — will be “less important” in 30 years. Forty-three percent said faith will be equally important in 2050 as it is today.
A slight majority of white Americans — 56 percent — agree religion will be less important in 30 years, but only 33 percent of blacks and 40 percent of Hispanics feel the same way.
These numbers are, unfortunately, not very surprising. Nearly half of millennials today describe themselves as religiously unaffiliated, and that number is only getting bigger.
The survey also showed 56 percent of Americans believe faith in God is not necessary to have good values and to be moral.
Interestingly, I think that number reveals something quite incredible: God’s general revelation and His imprint on humanity is so strong, we don’t even need to believe in Him to see His impact on the world.
The problem, though, is the longer we separate truth — the absolute morality of right and wrong — from the source of all truth, the sooner our moral compass will come apart completely.
Matt Walsh, a columnist for The Daily Wire, recently talked about this very issue with commentator Ben Shapiro. Walsh, who is Catholic, suggested it is, in fact, OK to divorce Scripture from conversations about moral truth.
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