Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Gomorrah on a Hill

Dinesh D'Souza has written a new book, entitled The Enemy At Home, on how left-wing politics and values bear a measure of responsibility for 9/11 and Islamic anti-Americanism. The book was savaged by Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times (can she do anything but savage books?), but I think D'Souza makes an important point. The precipitous decline in American social values is deeply offensive to the Islamic (and may I add orthodox Christian communities here and especially in the southern hemisphere). Normalizing depravity has its consequences. It erodes the quality of life in our nation, and makes us hated by those who object to the global exportation of Hollywood filth.

Devout Christians in America who voice similar concerns are lampooned and labelled as fundamentalist extremists. 9/11 and its aftermath should serve as a moral wake-up call lest we become what D'Souza calls "a shining beacon of global depravity, a kind of Gomorrah on a Hill." It is the Church's duty to speak prophetically to the culture, and be prepared for the stoning of its prophets.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more!

11:14 PM  

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