The problem is that there no longer exist moral standards. ” He attributes the loss of morality to five decades of atrophy under Communist political power, plus two decades of corrosion under the money and wealth brought by the Western market economy. While pagan Rome evidenced that its people had retained a somewhat strong degree of adherence to many basic moral values for much of its history, without which it could not have been a great empire, their gods themselves (mainly being forms of Greek deities) were immoral, and the Roman Empire followed the path of moral degeneration that would be its ruin. What we are fighting, in Islamist extremism, is an ideology. That British security services knew about 7/7, but didn’t do anything about it because they wanted to provoke an anti-Muslim backlash. And like so many ideologies that have existed before – whether fascist or communist – many people, especially young people, are being drawn to it. But soon they overall dealt proudly, and hardened their necks, and hearkened not to God's commandments, as succinctly rehearsed by Nehemiah (cp. 9) and Psalms 78, 105, 107, Acts 7, and prophets such as Hosea. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. Two gunmen were shot and killed after launching the attack at the exhibition.
Or that Western powers, in concert with Israel, are deliberately humiliating Muslims, because they aim to destroy Islam. Egypt vowed to avenge the beheading and launched air strikes on Isis positions. The British Isis militant suspected of appearing in videos showing the beheading of Western hostages has been named in reports as Mohammed Emwazi from London. Isis triple suicide attack has killed more than 100 worshippers and hundreds of others were injured after the group members targeted two mosques in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa. Iraqi forces have claimed victory over Isis in battle for Tikrit and raised the flag in the city. Isis has claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan that killed at least 35 people queuing to collect their wages and injured 100 more.
Isis’ media arm released a 29-minute video purporting to show militants executing Ethiopian Christians captives. In contrast, some of the greatest examples of Godly men in the Bible are those who maintained their faith and spiritual relationship with God in both adversity and abundance, in affliction and affluence, such as, and the, (Phil. 4: 12) in addition to Himself. (Heb. 4: 15)In early America, the tendency to drift away from faith in times of prosperity was observed early by Puritan preacher Cotton Mather (1663-1728) who stated, Religion begat prosperity, and the daughter devoured the mother. A latter acknowledgment of this guilt and the need to place priorities where they should be was eloquently expressed by President Abraham Lincoln in his Proclamation for a National Day of Humiliation, Fasting, and Prayer, issued in the midst (1863) of the, which reads (in part), And, insomuch as we know that, by His Divine law, nations like individuals are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world, may we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war, which now desolates the land, may be but a punishment inflicted upon us for our presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole People. But today I want to set out the principles that we will adopt. Counter-ideologyFirst, any strategy to defeat extremism must confront, head on, the extreme ideology that underpins it. And it often backs violence to achieve this aim – mostly violence against fellow Muslims – who don’t subscribe to its sick worldview. But you don’t have to support violence to subscribe to certain intolerant ideas which create a climate in which extremists can flourish.
Ideas which are hostile to basic liberal values such as democracy, freedom and sexual equality. Ideas which actively promote discrimination, sectarianism and segregation. Ideas – like those of the despicable far right – which privilege one identity to the detriment of the rights and freedoms of others. And ideas also based on conspiracy: While most of the and University professors in America are seen to treat this revolution and its foundational ethos as liberating and beneficial, its effects have been manifestly deleterious, as evidenced by multitudinous studies and statistics. While promoting tolerance within its culture, and (in the beginning) rejecting the idea that materialism brought fulfillment, the 1960s cultural birthed an unprecedented intolerance of traditional values, while its affection for drugs - used to find the alternative reality they sought - and the its later promotion of the demonic (Gn. 3: 1-5), had destructive effects upon society, in particular upon its weakest members. Or at least they ought to be. Speech on moral values for students.