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81 Percent Of Americans Are ‘Concerned About Declining Moral Behavior In Our Nation’

by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

Could it be possible that Americans are more concerned about declining standards of morality than most of us initially thought? A very surprising new survey conducted by LifeWay Research has discovered that a whopping 81 percent of Americans agree with this statement: “I am concerned about declining moral behavior in our nation.” If you follow my work on a regular basis, you already know that moral decay is a theme that I keep coming back to time after time. To me it is quite obvious that moral behavior is deteriorating all around us, but I had no idea that so many other Americans were deeply concerned about the exact same thing.

Since so many people agree that we are facing a moral crisis, the solution should be very simple right?

Unfortunately it is more complicated than that, because there is very little agreement about what our moral values should actually be. Once upon a time the Bible formed the basis for morality in American society, but today things are entirely different.

In 2017, our notions of “right” and “wrong” are constantly shifting because they are not based on anything permanent. The same LifeWay Research survey that I quoted above also found that among Americans 35 years of age and younger, less than 40 percent believe that “right and wrong do not change”…

A new study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research found a significant generation gap in how Americans view morality.

More than 6 in 10 of those older than 45 say right and wrong do not change. For those 35 and younger, fewer than 4 in 10 make that claim.

Needless to say, these survey results appear to be quite contradictory. How can moral behavior be “declining” if we can’t even know for sure what is right and what is wrong?

The same survey also found that nearly two-thirds of Americans (63 percent) believe that “implementing laws to encourage people to act morally is not effective.”

To me, this doesn’t make any sense at all. The truth is that all laws are based on somebody’s values, and all laws are designed to get people to act in a certain way or to not act in a certain way.

If laws are not effective, why do our politicians constantly pass more of them? The reason why most of us adhere to the speed limit is because we don’t want the punishment of getting a ticket. I don’t even want to imagine what our roads would be like if those speed limit laws did not exist, and so I am quite glad that they are there.

The government is constantly “imposing morality” upon us, but most Americans don’t seem to like that.

And Americans are increasingly rejecting church as a moral authority as well. Sam Eaton is the founder of Recklessly Alive Ministries, and in his most recent article he noted a recent study that discovered that less than 20 percent of all American adults under the age of 30 “believe attending a church is important or worthwhile”…

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3 comments to 81 Percent Of Americans Are ‘Concerned About Declining Moral Behavior In Our Nation’

  • Craig Escaped Detroit

    I have faith in God/The Force/Higher Power, etc, but I’ve studied the bible enough to see that it is not a good guide for morality, kindness, etc.

    The Bible is the basis for human Slavery, fathers selling their daughters as sex slaves, parents stoning their children to death, killing entire groups of people but saving the virgins (for what?).

    The Bible is also the basis for Polygamy, treating women like property and not giving them human respect if they don’t do as they’re told.

    Sure, there are a lot of very nice statements in the Bible, but if it really was from the all perfect, all knowing “God”, then don’t you think it would be the MOST advance, most loving, most precise advice in the history of the world? And yet, in Judges 1:19, it clearly says God Lost the battle against the “valley people” because the valley people were SO clever, that they built Iron Chariots and God could not defeat them. HUH? Did you see that? All powerful, but you put iron, horses, and chariots all in one package, and suddenly all bets are off?

    How about Job? An honorable, faithful man, but then Satan went to heaven, and placed BETS (gambling, wager, etc) that Job would turn away from God if God allowed Satan to make Job’s life a living hell.

    So, on a Vegas style Bet-challenge, God let a faithful good man suffer the loss and deaths of his family, his wealth, and his health, just so God could roll the dice with SAtan? That does not sound like a rock solid, faithful God in my book. It sound capricious, cavalier, precocious, snarky, and very UNcaring, unloving, reckless, unkind, and overall BAD behavior.

    If my God made sport of destroying me because I’ve been a good boy, then what use do I have for such an evil, careless God? I prefer MY God to be ABOVE that sort of thing… don’t YOU?

    Go ahead and TEST your knowledge of the bible. See if you know it as well as you THINK you do.
    These are FUNNY, clever, and BASED upon “scripture”, but you’ll probably get most answers WRONG.

    The Bible SEX quiz (1 & 2) are hilarious and a real eye-opener. Keep going. there’s more.

  • Craig Escaped Detroit

    When taking the “bible quiz” of your choice, a BOX will pop up, asking for login name and password.. just KILL that box (click the “X” in the upper right hand corner), and it will allow you to enjoy the quiz.

    There is also a link on each quiz page, that explains all the correct answers with KJV quotes, chapter and verses.

    The questions are simple, and the answers are Multiple Choice and SEEMS so easy, but they’re really very TRICKY. You’ll be shocked at how “Bible stupid you really are”.

  • Rdawg

    CED, it’s pretty clear that the faithful throw out/ignore the bad stuff when it comes to the Good Book. Which is funny, since it’s the inerrant word of God.

    I would be interested to know what the results of a survey like this are throughout the past as well. I would be willing to bet people have always thought things were going to hell in a hand-basket.

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