The latest issue of Time Magazine (11 March 2012) has an article about living single, a growing trend in America. What I found troubling is the following highlighted statement:
"Living alone helps us pursue sacred modern values--individual freedom, personal control and self realization" (p. 62).
There are two matters that concern me in this statement:
1. Have we redefined what is sacred? Is this the "new sacred," replacing the "old" values? And what are these "sacred modern values" based on? I would say personal, arbitrary preferences.
2. In looking at the 3 items that are now "sacred", we see that they are all about self...self gratification, self-direction, self-idolatry. The new deity is self.
This is a sad commentary on where we are as a nation. What's next? Will we change our currency to read "One nation under self"?
Let's return to the old values; let's return to the God of the Bible.