America’s Unraveling Shared Moral Code

America’s Unraveling Shared Moral Code

Society is bound together by culture.

Sociologist James Davison Hunter writes in his book Democracy and Solidarity, that quote, “all healthy societies are bound together, not by the power of a state and its military, but by the power of a culture,” adding importantly, “through most of history, cultures were religious in character.” End quote. Hunter goes on to note that American society has largely unraveled what he calls a shared moral code that emanates from a culture’s religious beliefs. The result is a society where we have few if any common assumptions about what a good society looks like.

Hunter’s analysis makes sense, but it also shows the path back to a healthy and good society. That path is a return to the Christian principles our country was originally built on. We’re not talking a theocracy. We are talking sharing the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, putting the Bible back in classrooms, and electing more officials who are godly. Not simple but doable.

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