So author Bruce Catton thought—and that in 1978—that if mankind were to survive the “next few generations”—his term, we must regain trust in ourselves. Well, here we are 40 years later, with humanity’s faith and confidence itself at an all-time HIGH, not LOW, and never before have we been less sure of ourselves or our destiny! So much for the pronouncements of unconverted brains.
We have substantial reasons we should have LESS, not MORE, confidence in ourselves. We don’t merit confidence. Not politicians, not philosophers, not statesmen, not liberal theologians. Every one of them pontificates on the human condition without any reference to God in Christ.
As if neither exists. As if humanity can sit on a throne in their place and decide human destiny.
How laughably stupid, but not an ounce less than the belief of most of the brains in academics and government. The 1960’s appeal of liberals was, “more education.” In 2018 their appeal is still, “more education.” When do we think “more education is enough?” How many doctorates of everything do we need before humanity admits the burgeoning immorality growing cancerously in our national life is not an intellectual problem? When will we admit the basic problems facing our society are spiritual, moral and ethical, not intellectual, political or economic? -End Part IV-