Many Americans are worried. We see time-honored traditions and cherished beliefs falling like dominoes, and we wonder what’s coming next. The American society that seemed so full of unity and promise at its founding is now staggering like a wounded albatross, pulled in myriad directions by forces that dilute our purpose and weaken our commitment to community. What brought us to this point? Where did we lose our way?
I believe that the current downward trend of America and mankind in general can be laid largely at the feet of Darwinian evolution, that grand theory that purports to take us to an increasingly advanced state of being. It is the acceptance and teaching of evolution that has made atheism respectable and numbed us to the absolute standards of a creationistic world view.
Yearout, of Roanoke, is a retired public employee.