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Desert the Perishable

Zachary Winter

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America's foundation is progressively being chipped away by the nihilistic philosophy and standards in which the liberals impose on society. This politically correct Mafioso is scaling down the generation ladder in hopes of selling more tickets to ride on their agenda train. Within the walls of their agenda lies the existence of no absolutes, the tolerance of immorality, and the distortion and destruction of the principles on which this country was founded. John Adams once said, "Statesmen may plan and speculate for liberty, but it is Religion and Morality alone which can establish the Principles upon which Freedom can securely stand." With the deterioration of moral values, America will not survive.

At one time in history this country was blessed, but that blessing was taken advantage of and now is found wanting. The signs of adversity are posted for all to see, but society has been blinded by the two faced handkerchief of deception. The general American public's perception of freedom has been distorted to the extent that liberty is equal to the acceptance of every form of expression and the complete gratification of one's desires. Humanity is drowning in a lake of commercial goods, while corporations continue their pursuits to satisfy the flesh. A materialistic reality has no room for a supreme spiritual authority. Our Lord said, "No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon."

America's fixation with materialism has increased society's dependence on political and social movements as the means by which humanity defines purpose. The demand for material comfort has enfeebled humanity's spiritual strength, which makes people less apt to sacrifice their lives to preserve freedom. Without spiritual purpose, a person will not jeopardize his hedonistic existence for a mere "concept". In the face of an implacable enemy, terrorism, the American left views a compromise with evil as a dignified and moral attempt to avoid conflict. In reality, such efforts reflect modernity's social concept of inclusive tolerance. People view morality as an individualistic form of expression and to impose their values on others would be morally reprehensible.

This type of ideology legitimizes the ideas of leaders such as Lenin, Hitler, and Stalin. The only way that America can reverse its journey on the path towards destruction is by deserting the perishable and surrendering to the eternal Truth.

Zechariah Winter is a college student from Nashville,Tennessee. He attends St. John the Wonderworker BulgarianOrthodox Church.

Posted: 10/26/04

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