Introspection on the decline of morality.

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There were a couple of posts recently about adultery not being criminalized and someone mentioned conservatives or something. It just made me start thinking.

I love older movies because they feel different when watching them and one of my favorites is Yours, Mine and Ours it stars Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball. I just re watched this yesterday. It struck me that this family sat down to dinner and prayed to the Father and ended in Jesus name. When did this stop being acceptable in Hollywood to portray a Christian family and be a wholesome story about family values? I grew up watching Little House on the Prairie with the same story of a family show portraying a Christian family teaching moral lessons and family values.

I personally feel and I know many others that do as well attribute the current violence the troubled youth and corruption to the removal of God from our government and schools. Removing the ten commandments and disallowing prayer in schools has not helped but hurt. The rise of pornography which I blame for the acceptance of things like adultery are harmful to people. They may be a personal choice but it negatively affects the injured spouse and the children. We have single parent families and nasty divorces and children being brought up by the schools and not by the parents. These injured children are the next generations of people to run our governments and raise the next generation of people.

I am the last generation to have experienced both sides of the spectrum and am very worried as I see the rapid decline. It seems to me we aren't progressing but regressing. I do not see it turning around.

This post was all over the place.

My sons school would not allow the kids gather to have a time of prayer before school even started.

He attended an assembly where he was a minority white male in a predominantly Hispanic population. The Hispanic principal told the students about white privilege and how these students needed to work harder to get as much as white men get automatically. My 15 year old son sitting in this assembly felt guilty and ashamed. I was pissed. My son graduated on the honor roll and *** laude as a white male with mostly Hispanic teachers in a senior class of kids that either didn't pass requirements or barely qualified for graduation. Is it because he was a white male or because he worked hard? I attribute it to a number of things . He grew up in a two parent household. He had a faith in God that taught him all the moral lessons like hard work and respect for people. He was in Boy Scouts that also taught essential moral lessons about hard work and respect for people.

I am not saying that Christianity is the only faith that teaches hard work and respect for people as any religious observation has been removed from the schools. I am only speaking for my situation.

This is a concerted attack on the family unit and children are the true victims and it's spiritual from the enemy.
 
Where to go with this? All over the place is right...which one to tackle first?

Lets.get the easy one...for over a decade the four generations of the fictional family on blue bloods have set down to a.sunday meal in every episode and said grace...

TV and Movies are funded by ticket sales and commecials...Hollywood makes what the public is willing to pay for. (Side note since the beginning of art, the nude and sex have been the driving point and best sellers. More to the point porn predated moving pictures and dominated silent films..porn selected VHS over beta as standard, porn determined DVD over blu-ray, sex sells, Hollywood knows it, Madison Avenue knows it.)

All that being said...while porn is the most streamed and most consistently searched for...YOU have options, tons of movies are being produced it only takes folks going to the box office...or using streaming services like https://www.pureflix.com/discover?u...hdWawiZjY8OuSuXeBBLvF6yhqsCAvlPhoC_8QQAvD_BwE which have lots of Christian TV series.

But has morality changed? Nope, it is just that we have instant info everywhere...it ain't only the newsstand in brown paper bags anymore...it ain't having elicit affairs cause folks stayed married for the kidd, it is simply move on.

I watch the discussions between poly folk and open marriages and relationships and they have 10x the amount of discussion I saw 30 years ago in married couples...they actually talk!

Marriage is pretty much done...it is now a choice, and many younger kids wait till their 30s....if at all.

Gay marriage is still on the rise tho! It is still new and novel to them.

As to your son...the Principal told the truth...and we SHOULD be embarrassed as to how our collective ancestors and country has treated people of color...it was deplorable what we have done in the past, and despicable that we have not taken more strides to eliminate the racist laws and courts today...they should riot and march and kneel and demand reconciliation and retribution if you ask me.

And no, of course your son didn't get special treatment to become valedictorian...he worked for it, and yes he benefitted from his family upbringing...just as my kids did bouncing between two parents in a broken marriage...they benefitted from the love and support and food on the table. All kids don't get that. Oh and scouts...that is huge for any boy!
 
Where to go with this? All over the place is right...which one to tackle first?

So glad you posted and attempt to break it down LOL.
Lets.get the easy one...for over a decade the four generations of the fictional family on blue bloods have set down to a.sunday meal in every episode and said grace...

I never watched that show! I'll have to give it a try
TV and Movies are funded by ticket sales and commecials...Hollywood makes what the public is willing to pay for. (Side note since the beginning of art, the nude and sex have been the driving point and best sellers. More to the point porn predated moving pictures and dominated silent films..porn selected VHS over beta as standard, porn determined DVD over blu-ray, sex sells, Hollywood knows it, Madison Avenue knows itA ll that being said...while porn is the most streamed and most consistently searched for...

Sad but true! And a sad story . My sons biological father ( not Dor) was addicted to pornography. He would watch it all day and it evolved to some very bad things. They have now done studies that it changes the brain and people receive a high when they watch it.. I have enough addictions that I would rather have a love life with my husband free of that burden than any sort of gratification that would bring me.

I do have pure Flix and UP Faith and Family is good as well. I also like main stream movies. I watched The Whale this weekend and it made me cry so much.. interestingly enough the opening scene was Brendan Frasers character being a very obese gay man masturbating to gay porn. I highly recommend it as it well written and the acting was superb.
But has morality changed? Nope, it is just that we have instant info everywhere...it ain't only the newsstand in brown paper bags anymore...it ain't having elicit affairs cause folks stayed married for the kidd, it is simply move on.

I watch the discussions between poly folk and open marriages and relationships and they have 10x the amount of discussion I saw 30 years ago in married couples...they actually talk!

I'm also fascinated with this. I watch Sister Wives but that may be a poor representative of having multiple partners. The husband is quite the jerk.
Marriage is pretty much done...it is now a choice, and many younger kids wait till their 30s....if at all.

Gay marriage is still on the rise tho! It is still new and novel to them.

As to your son...the Principal told the truth...and we SHOULD be embarrassed as to how our collective ancestors and country has treated people of color...it was deplorable what we have done in the past, and despicable that we have not taken more strides to eliminate the racist laws and courts today...they should riot and march and kneel and demand reconciliation and retribution if you ask me.
Not to a 15 year old boy who has no business being a part of that very adult conversation. He didn't feel empowered to take part in changing society he just felt ashamed embarrassed and singled out because HE was the minority. He is almost 21 now and I have had many conversations with him about unconscious bias.
And no, of course your son didn't get special treatment to become valedictorian...he worked for it, and yes he benefitted from his family upbringing...just as my kids did bouncing between two parents in a broken marriage...they benefitted from the love and support and food on the table. All kids don't get that
That's what I've been saying. It's horrible to me the stories of parents having ugly divorces and the kids being used as pawns and possessions. The fathers being every other weekend parents. There comes a point in a boys life that he needs his dad more than that.. I know I'm not referencing every scenario but these are the ones that affect me.
. Oh and scouts...that is huge for any boy!
He wasn't valedictorian that honor actually went to a very pretty Hispanic young lady.. he made c.u.m. laude which is the top 10% and he did it from home during covid.

Scouts! He got his eagle rank and his project was building a turtle trap so the wildlife biologists from the Perot museum could check on the turtles health and populations in our local waterways. He started scouts in 1st grade that's 12 years of hard work and commitment. Can you tell how proud I am?

Thanks for the dialogue Wil 🥰
 
Not to a 15 year old boy who has no business being a part of that very adult conversation. He didn't feel empowered to take part in changing society he just felt ashamed embarrassed and singled out because HE was the minority. He is almost 21 now and I have had many conversations with him about unconscious bias.
good on ya mom! The lesson in being the minority was strong....and this is the reason our country fights equality a fear we will be treated a fraction as bad as we have treated them the past few hundred years.

Can you tell how proud I am?
Me as well, my son breezed to Eagle and made it thru eagle Court (with a Presbyterian minister and Catholic Priest on the panel) proclaiming no belief in G!d. Independent kids I raised them. In college he took interfaith studies and drug me around to various temples.

It is wild how the wheel turns. This summer my kids are taking me to the place we went to church retreats at...for vacation!

Thanks for the dialogue Wil 🥰

I am afraid we may have opened pandoras box with this one...buckle up!
 
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There were a couple of posts recently about adultery not being criminalized and someone mentioned conservatives or something. It just made me start thinking.

I love older movies because they feel different when watching them and one of my favorites is Yours, Mine and Ours it stars Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball. I just re watched this yesterday. It struck me that this family sat down to dinner and prayed to the Father and ended in Jesus name. When did this stop being acceptable in Hollywood to portray a Christian family and be a wholesome story about family values? I grew up watching Little House on the Prairie with the same story of a family show portraying a Christian family teaching moral lessons and family values.

I personally feel and I know many others that do as well attribute the current violence the troubled youth and corruption to the removal of God from our government and schools. Removing the ten commandments and disallowing prayer in schools has not helped but hurt. The rise of pornography which I blame for the acceptance of things like adultery are harmful to people. They may be a personal choice but it negatively affects the injured spouse and the children. We have single parent families and nasty divorces and children being brought up by the schools and not by the parents. These injured children are the next generations of people to run our governments and raise the next generation of people.

I am the last generation to have experienced both sides of the spectrum and am very worried as I see the rapid decline. It seems to me we aren't progressing but regressing. I do not see it turning around.

This post was all over the place.

My sons school would not allow the kids gather to have a time of prayer before school even started.

He attended an assembly where he was a minority white male in a predominantly Hispanic population. The Hispanic principal told the students about white privilege and how these students needed to work harder to get as much as white men get automatically. My 15 year old son sitting in this assembly felt guilty and ashamed. I was pissed. My son graduated on the honor roll and *** laude as a white male with mostly Hispanic teachers in a senior class of kids that either didn't pass requirements or barely qualified for graduation. Is it because he was a white male or because he worked hard? I attribute it to a number of things . He grew up in a two parent household. He had a faith in God that taught him all the moral lessons like hard work and respect for people. He was in Boy Scouts that also taught essential moral lessons about hard work and respect for people.

I am not saying that Christianity is the only faith that teaches hard work and respect for people as any religious observation has been removed from the schools. I am only speaking for my situation.

This is a concerted attack on the family unit and children are the true victims and it's spiritual from the enemy.
Yes indeed, the declined in morals and virtues accompany gross materialism and initiate the decline of Civilization, which will ultimately bring about widespread and drastic change, we are in the time when what we have sown in immorality, will bring about such change, many of us will fall on extremely hard times, no one is exempt.

You may mot be awareThe Baha'i Rhui books are aimed at fostering morals and values in Children and empowering them to become active serving members of their communities.

Many Faiths still teach these Morals and values, and they will make a comeback, this is the time of fulfillment of prophecy, what all Christians await, great indeed is this day. 😃🙏🙏🙏🙏 Regards Tony
 
good on ya mom! The lesson in being the minority was strong....and this is the reason our country fights equality a fear we will be treated a fraction as bad as we have treated them the past few hundred years.

Me as well, my son breezed to Eagle and made it thru eagle Court (with a Presbyterian minister and Catholic Priest on the panel) proclaiming no belief in G!d. Independent kids I raised them. In college he took interfaith studies and drug me around to various temples.

It is wild how the wheel turns. This summer my kids are taking me to the place we went to church retreats at...for vacation!



I am afraid we may have opened pandoras box with this one...buckle up!
My sons very best friend he met in scouts in the first grade is an atheist and came out to him first when he was 14. This young man is like a son to me and I would do anything for him. It bothers me how Christians are made out to be.. we are not all like that. Scouts is very much an interfaith organization.. all are welcome now.. even girls and gays
 
My sons very best friend he met in scouts in the first grade is an atheist and came out to him first when he was 14. This young man is like a son to me and I would do anything for him. It bothers me how Christians are made out to be.. we are not all like that. Scouts is very much an interfaith organization.. all are welcome now.. even girls and gays
2 of my sons scout buddies have come out.and a other has transitioned. It is an interesting world when people are allowed to be. (As said earlier same thing happened when we quit forcing people to be left handed. I sure cannot imagine being forced into sex with someone you weren't interested in)

And yeah...the first girl eagle did not take lomg!
 
As to your son...the Principal told the truth...and we SHOULD be embarrassed as to how our collective ancestors and country has treated people of color...it was deplorable what we have done in the past, and despicable that we have not taken more strides to eliminate the racist laws and courts today...they should riot and march and kneel and demand reconciliation and retribution if you ask me.
B*ll*cks! Nonsense. Drivel.
 
B*ll*cks! Nonsense. Drivel.
He didn't get lynched for a false accusation of raping a white woman.

Should he have felt singled out in CRT discussion? Sure....we all should. Could there have been a better way to teach a bitter pill without affecting our sensibilities? Obviously! But that better way was ignored when I we were born and black kids could not drink water from our fountain (use the damn hose), go to our schools (don't deserve to use our books) and step of the sidewalk and avert your eyes...

Nonsense and drivel is my happy place.
 
I am Native American, having to make my way in the White Man's world.

How am I guilty of the sins of my fathers? Presuming on your part that my fathers actually committed the sins you are accusing them of.

When you can *show* me what I specifically am guilty of, then we'll talk. Until then this is nonsense and B.S. It is a Communist/Socialist political power grab and NOTHING more. It is rot from within to weaken the country.

B*ll*cks!


You tell me...what exactly is a "woman?"

How about "mostly peaceful" protests while the city burns in the background?

Yet Jan 6 is somehow not a peaceful, first amendment protected protest? Particularly when Congressional Police (whatever the proper term) invited them inside the building!

Somehow guns are the cause of violence, not the person wielding the weapon?

How did parents defending their children at school board meetings become terrorists?

Once again, B*ll*cks!

This is only the tip, I can go further...MUCH further, exposing the charade.

Get off my lawn.
 
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Not saying YOU are guilty of anything. Never understand why people get defensive when history is examined.

White man's history against your people is disgusting and repeated today by your governor attempting to oppress people today.

I am not going to attempt to discover what you are guilty of...or blame you of anything.

Unless of course it was you that instigated segregation and slavery laws in the past. Unless it was you that decided black folks were 3/5 or women didn't deserve to vote, was that you?

But just because I have feelings does not mean it should be covered up that my ancestors were racist asshats. That men before me were misogynistic pigs. That heteros before me beat (and raped...weird right? ) and murdered gay men because they were different.

Equal rights? A political power grab? Damn straight it is! PRIDE we call it, coming to a magical kingdom near you!

(Note I ain't queer, a person of color, female, or Trans, but I support equality, CRT, and not whitewashing history. I also ain't native, nor a veteran, but I went with the Veterans to standing rock to support our natives who were getting fired upon by our government while simply wishing to protect their water.)

Mini Wiconi
Black Lives Matter
PRIDE

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
 
I thought Libs were all for Free Speech? Apparently not anymore:


The common denominator in ALL of the links is that the real, physical violence is predominantly coming from the lefty libs, not the conservatives.
 
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(Note I ain't queer, a person of color, female, or Trans, but I support equality, CRT, and not whitewashing history. I also ain't native, nor a veteran, but I went with the Veterans to standing rock to support our natives who were getting fired upon by our government while simply wishing to protect their water.)
That's where Libs get it wrong. Conservatives I know don't give a shit how you live your life.

Don't get in my face about it. And don't tell me you know how to raise my kids better than me. And don't try to tell me I don't have rights as well as you do.
 
Are you having fun cherry picking? Or should someone with equal vitriol select counter examples and see which pile gets higher?

Blatant bias is errr....blatantly transparent.

Asshats are everywhere...both sides...but bliners are a problem.
 
That's where Libs get it wrong. Conservatives I know don't give a shit how you live your life.

Don't get in my face about it. And don't tell me you know how to raise my kids better than me. And don't try to tell me I don't have rights as well as you do.
I did not piss in your cereal.

But as you state...we all have free speech..yet my free speech ends where you tell me what I can't say?

Really? An you don't recognize hypocrisy?

Idk who did piss in your cereal, but take a breath buddy, read some of your old posts.

If ya need a hug, I got plenty.
 
I did not piss in your cereal.

But as you state...we all have free speech..yet my free speech ends where you tell me what I can't say?

Really? An you don't recognize hypocrisy?

Idk who did piss in your cereal, but take a breath buddy, read some of your old posts.

If ya need a hug, I got plenty.
Liar.

Show me where in any of this I denied your right to speech? Until then you remain a liar.
 
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