The moral crisis in America
What can be done to address the issue?
- Duration 4:28
- Date Dec 16, 2012
What can be done to address the issue?
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Are heading out to worship services today turning to their faith as a comfort in the wake of the tragedy joining us -- -- talk about.
How to cope -- Rosenberg he's written several New York Times best sellers and is author of the implosion can America recover from its economic and spiritual challenges.
-- thanks so much for joining us today in relation.
I wanted to start by asking it.
Being in the news business for many years I I feel that covering stories on state local national level -- seems to be a deep crease and respect for human life and increase and violence and know how culturally how we change to get to this point.
What we're seeing -- an epidemic of violence and lawlessness within in the demons of lawlessness and violence seemed to be.
I'm you know unleashed in the last fifty years or so you'll -- 1960.
A violent crime in America more than -- now it's come down from its worst in the late eighties and early to mid ninety's but -- worked up about one point two million.
Violent crimes the year.
Murders a year and this as horrible as this and this is amongst the most horrible I've ever you know imagined.
This is the eighteenth mass murder event of this here.
And the years -- -- Do we have we become sort of untethered from our moral or spiritual.
I even our family bonds our community bonds via.
I think we have -- and I think.
That section missing element of a lot of the coverage so far the -- Going forward that we'll talk more about the spiritual issues because in the end this isn't.
Primarily a gun control or mental health issue -- those are issues that should be discussed.
-- -- about the moral and spiritual disarmament.
Of our children.
I mean there are people in the society -- were driving got out saying Christ should be Indian Christmas or.
Op but those -- -- -- pieces most of what's happening in our country is that we say that we're Christians 85%.
Of Americans say the Christians.
We're seeing this mechanism attack the sizing of of violence and and that and evil in our society.
Americans are confused they don't you know he's got -- -- matter but it's only on Sundays or does it matter during the week.
It is -- important can change me if I'm sad and lonely and he helped me.
Well we're really driving got out of school our society out of courts are the media.
And this is leading to I think what -- the risk of moral and spiritual implosion.
In our country.
And I've covered a number of cases you're well aware of him where people say religion doesn't have a place and are public forum that it isn't.
Sending the should be forced on every -- some people don't believe in any -- some people believe in different guys.
So how we have this -- they shouldn't be forced on anyone but this is really the church's fault.
I don't mean this specific instance I'm talking about the general.
Sense of the church is is is getting weak it's getting.
Oh yeah I would say week if 340000.
Church congregations in America there -- to be -- Showing people that Jesus the way the truth.
And the life and that no one can really get the father and and the hope and the joy of this life much less eternal life.
Except -- Christ but a lot of those lighthouses are going DM or just gone out completely.
Confused amongst themselves about whether price is the way the truth and the life -- underneath -- revival within the church.
To say that the scriptures that we believe in actually offer hope for society.
As well as individuals and families.
That are lost and are trying to find -- way.
The -- -- to strengthen itself you're saying essentially before can minister and and help others without airplane you know you put your oxygen mask on first and then you help the person sitting next to.
A lot of the church isn't -- the gospel that it's good news.
That only if Christ transforms illiterate people are saying for example -- what's the way forward.
How do we help a society that Scott -- kids that seemed -- lost.
And going in the violence genes that I am the way yeah yeah we want to hear that.
Well how we help kids who.
You know who don't know the truth Jesus said on the truth -- wanna hear that our churches have to start.
Bomb and then you know what and we can't expect the culture to do with the church isn't doing that's why we need -- revival.
Well that's an important time of year for religious discussion and conversation is an important time for discussions with children through this process has always been defeated -- -- thank you.
Well the first.