Discussion in 'Education' started by elvis, Oct 17, 2008.
When did the morals of America start to decline? Did Elvis Presley start it?
In the 60's it all started
During the Pequot war -- 1636-1637.
Contrary to the generally held consensus that America is a very moral nation, that has never been true.
If we were a highly moral people this nation would never have happened.
America exists because EUROS killed AMERINDIANS and took their land for over 200 years.
We set out to do this, too. This was not an accident it was a well thought out and executed genocide
So stop bullshitting yourselves.
No nation is really moral.
Nations cannot afford to be moral.
Absolute bullshit. You do not like America? Move the fuck away.
Bite me sunshine patriot.
Real american patriots don't have to lie themselves
Cowards like you do.
Just admit you hate America and find a country that you like and move there, assuming they want your sorry ass.
What moral decline. Compared to where we started and where we have been we are a much more moral nation now than at any other time.
Morality is an ever-changing term. It is not an absolute. If our founding fathers looked at us today, they would be shocked as to how immoral we are... even the most religious of us.
I believe we must walk a very fine line. Extremism, any version of it, is an endangered specieis since 9/11. If we have a massive terrorist attack by radical islamists, I think that religion will somehow be outlawed in the United States. At least, religion as we know it now. I think it will be replaced with a more washed out version of religion... kind of like Orthodox Judaism vs. Reform Judaism. Even Reform Judaism in America will be kind of dated. Christianity will change... and not for the better. Baptists, extremists of all kind will be forced to change.
I do see us being a completely boring, monotonous society with strict socialist/communist guidelines being placed on us. I think that if we were to use a metaphor and say that when Moses recieved the Torah from G-d we were in our infancy. And we're headed to being 18 years old and no longer needing this "security blanket" called God. Unfrotunately, that's the path I see us heading down in a few hundred years from now. And we'll do all of this under the shadow and guise of morality.
I think that, as a society, as a human race, as we grow and evolve, we'll begin to see how mistaken we are and re-allow a more pure version of G-d into our lives.
I think the global society as a whole right now is acting like a reblious teenager and we don't want to grow up... we don't want to evolve. So you have these two forces at work... the forces of consistency and the forces of change. And I think that's scientifically due to the natural evolution process of human beings.
Nations cannot afford to be moral, folks.
Applying the same sort of morality to our nation that we apply to ourselves is just silly.
History is practically nothing BUT one example of mankind's inhumanity to man after the other.
Show me the founding of any nation, and I will show you men acting in their own interests at the expense of some other group of men.
That is history.
Cleaning it up to make it appear to be otherwise might be okay for children, but I presume that everyone here is an adult and has the maturity to understand that bad things happen.
Well editec I challenge thee:
show me the immorality of Palau and Micronesia.
While "nations cannot afford to be moral" is far from wrong, it should be "meaningfull nations cannot afford to be moral"
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