Americans Grapple With Evil Amid Decline In Religious Faith

PA Pundits - International

By Jennifer Marshall ~

Blaise Pascal once described a “God-shaped vacuum in the heart of each man.” But in modern-day America, few statements can raise eyebrows more swiftly than expressing faith in the transcendent.

From Joy Behar mocking Vice President Mike Pence as mentally ill for believing that God guides him, to former President Barack Obama ridiculing “bitter” people who cling to guns or religion, the “enlightened” claim to have progressed past the simplistic explanations of those who still believe in the existence of good and evil.

Parents and students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida mourn the deaths of their friends. (Photo: Orit Ben-Ezzer/Zuma Press/Newscom)

In a world where we can drive vehicles, communicate globally, and change the temperature of our homes with the touch of a finger, it is easy to believe that we have mastered our physical environment. Yet we are stumped when…

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About Martha (Marty) Dickson Patterson

Marty: Retired from sales and management near Seattle, Washington.
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