The optimistic view that man on his own is “good” and can advance independent from God held by secular humanist was a bubble quickly burst after 2 world wars and millions of dead people, leading to pessimism and skepticism that ruled for decades in western civilization. The current postmodern subjective frame of mind most people are impaired with are the fruits of failed attempts by humanist to establish an absolute truth and standard apart from a creator. It seems as though humanity continuously attempts to erect structures without foundations (speaking ideologically), and wonder why they always collapse.
America was foundationally constructed under certain assumed absolute standards. And it is because of these standards most of western civilization and especially America has prospered to the extent it has, in comparison to its eastern counterparts who hold a more nihilistic view of life. But when you remove this foundation, as history has showed repeatedly, you will collapse. No matter how optimistic one is for the future, without an absolute standard of law and truth, you either have anarchy or totalitarianism.
As I look at the way things are currently with the uber acceleration to which moral standards are free falling from our culture, or a how law after law is redefined to accommodate the emotions of the time, rather than the intent to which it was first written, I am not surprised at the direction to which we are heading. We are harvesting the fruits to which we have sown. I hope we all can wake up and think, to quote an old rap song..”there is war going on outside, no man is safe from”… we need to fight before it is too late, and the first call to action is to THINK!