THE DISMANTLING OF RELIGION: IS SOCIETY LOSING ITS MORAL COMPASS?

Chris Anderson, Baltimore City Republican Central Committee member

Chris Anderson

Baltimore City GOP Central Committee Member

Chris Anderson is a third-generation Baltimorean, a father of three, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran, and a lifelong community advocate. He is currently a member of the Baltimore City Republican Central Committee. He has run for Congress and the Baltimore City Council.

Written initially for MarylandReporter.com

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THE DISMANTLING OF RELIGION: IS SOCIETY LOSING ITS MORAL COMPASS?

Over the past three decades, church attendance has been on a steady decline. The Methodist Church, Lutheran, and Protestant Church attendance has dropped by 30%, according to a Gallop poll released this week

The Catholic Church scandal also has contributed to the decline in religious attendance. As church attendance drops, society has witnessed a rise in transgenderism, drag queen shows for children, crime, and government corruption.

But what is causing this downfall? Some argue that the church stayed within its walls and did little to evangelize the community. Others believe that individuals simply did not keep their faith after the pandemic.

Whatever the reason may be, the Bible speaks of turning mankind over to a reprobate mind in Romans 1:28 and what that would look like in America in Revelations 18:2. However, religion has been the backbone of society’s morals and civilization. Without it, how will we continue in the next generation?

It’s no secret that religion has built up the morals and values of society. It has given individuals a moral compass to follow, guiding them to make the right decisions and leading them to a higher purpose. Without religion, society may lose its sense of direction, and it may cause chaos and anarchy.As society moves towards new ways of thinking, such as relativism and postmodernism, the role of religion has become increasingly marginalized. Many individuals no longer believe in a higher power or absolute truth, instead, they believe that truth is relative and subjective. This new way of thinking has led to a moral relativism that has eroded society’s traditional values and institutions.

Nevertheless, the idea of relativism has its flaws. If truth is subjective, then there is no way to distinguish between right and wrong. It creates a society where anything goes, and morality becomes a matter of personal opinion. This, in turn, leads to a society that is incapable of distinguishing between what is good and what is evil, leading to a culture of moral confusion.

Moreover, society has witnessed the rise of radical social movements that threaten to dismantle the fabric of our culture. These movements aim to destroy traditional values, such as the sanctity of marriage, the value of human life, and the importance of the family. If these values are destroyed, it will lead to a society that is in disarray, with no foundation or sense of purpose.

Ultimately, the dismantling of religion poses a significant threat to society’s morals and values. Without it, society may lose its moral compass, leading to chaos, confusion, and the breakdown of traditional values. While new ways of thinking may offer alternative solutions, they cannot replace the fundamental role that religion has played in shaping our communities. We should recognize the value of religion and the vital role it plays in society’s continued growth and prosperity.