Saturday, November 19, 2011

Does Technological progress equal moral regress?

Why do many citizens in our society today need a law to dictate to them what is the morally correct thing to do?

It seems that as America has progressed technologically individuals have regressed morally. People today have not been instilled with the values or moral fiber that were present in earlier generations. It seems that folks back then would, for the most part, forgo selfishness in favor of the greater good. Morality was black and white and not muddied with shades of gray. People were taught to have a sense of personal responsibility. Whereas today, moral relativism is taught with a normal acceptability in our society and people are more selfish than in prior generations. Now individuals are taught tha whatever happens it's not their fault, but to place blame on some other person instead of their accepting responsibility for their mistakes or bad decision making.

Senator Bob Casey (D, Pa) has intorduced a bill which would require all individuals to report child sexual abuse or alleged child sexual abuse. There already are laws on the books which require professionals such as nurses, doctors, and teachers to report these alleged crimes.

It is really sad that people need a law to tell them to do this when it is so obviously the morally right thing to do. This, in addition to abortion, is yet one more example of just how morally bankrupt our society has become.

The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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