America’s Giant Pratfall

How to deal with this? A Jewish midrash has it that the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah were violent and godless, given over to every sort of sexual depravity, and even killed their own children. Abraham preached against them. They would not change, but he would not stop. One day a stranger approached him and asked, “You began preaching here so long ago. Yet no one has listened to you. Why do you continue?” Abraham replied, “At first I spoke out to change them. Now I speak out so that they do not change me.”

Robert Reilly has worked in foreign policy, the military, and the arts. His most recent book is The Closing of the Muslim Mind: How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist Crisis.

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Robert Reilly has worked in foreign policy, the military, and the arts. His most recent book is The Closing of the Muslim Mind: How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist Crisis. This article courtesy of MercatorNet.

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  • James Stagg

    Outstanding presentation of the perils of modern American culture.

    St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.  Protect us against the wiles and snares of the devil (examples above).

  • chaco

    Those, whose Battle Cry is tolerance, can’t tolerate espousing of the societal advantages from sexuality being linked to family. There is no evidence that their proposal can contribute to the Common Good; even from countries that have tried such values for years. Anyone dealing with addictions knows that reasoning toward Truth is futile until the addiction is removed (see II Tim. 4: 3-4). I see our best weapon being to insist on Freedom of Conscience while pointing out their intolerance. [We should be encouraged when they resort to name-calling because it is proof that they have run out of reasons for defending their view.] 

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