This essay by Dr. Sharon James is both beautifully articulated and distressingly on point. She writes: "Politicians debate increasing police funding. Newspapers argue about law enforcement. There is a place for that. But the root of the problem was described in a book aptly titled Death in the City, written nearly fifty years ago by the apologist Francis Schaeffer. In a culture that has deliberately turned away from God, what basis is there for morality?" This question is of profound significance. Not just because it must be asked for the sake of society, but also because there are some who instead of answering the question, are simply advocating for us to move on from the entire concept of morality. Such is the case of Dr. Ronnie de Sousa's essay for Aeon, "Forget morality", wherein he argues that that the entire question of morality aka differentiating between what is right and what is wrong, is a pointless question for the postmodern man. As I have said, in Post-modern / Post-Christian society, even the things that were once held in agreement by all people are no longer so. Thus it is necessary for those who are Followers of the Way of the Christ, to familiarize themselves with ideas like those in this essay.
Death in the City | Tabletalk
In a culture that has deliberately turned away from God, what basis is there for morality?