Journey to Christendom - Chapter 6
Born As the Hellions Rushed the Gate
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There was a recent period in European and American history when society experienced one of the most significant declines, in the shortest time, ever witnessed in Western civilization. This period is usually quite nicely delineated by the decade when most of this cultural carnage occurred, "The Sixties." In the United States, this phrase refers to a revolution that, among many other social atrocities, brought about a significant and overnight rejection of the ancient moral and religious traditions that had taken centuries to build. These cultural foundations lasted for well over a millennium in Western civilization. Even before The Sixties, our civilization was a mere shadow of its great Middle Ages ancestor, Christendom. The architects of The Sixties revolution were able to exploit the weaknesses of this grandchild of Christendom to deal this civilization what appears to be a final death blow. To emphasize this point, I quote from one of the books I mentioned in the last section:
“I think it would be difficult to find a single decade in the history of Western culture when so much barbarism – so much calculated onslaught against culture and convention in any form, and so much sheer degradation of both culture and the individual – passed into music, into art and onto the American stage as the decade of the Nineteen Sixties.”
Western civilization before The Sixties was merely a remnant of Christendom. For centuries, Christendom's walls had been torn down and weakened by religious revolutions, “The Enlightenment," the French Revolution, twentieth-century communism, and so forth. The Sixties was the final flaming ramrod that broke down the castle door of that great civilization and allowed Satan's Hellions to rush through. Decades of the most confusing philosophical, moral, and religious morass in human history followed. The revolution reached suicidal, apocalyptic proportions in this lost civilization's publicly loud, rude, and arrogant mockery of God.
Few people today seem raised with any real education in true Christianity. These teachings are found in the Roman Catholic Church. I was not so educated when I was young. However, I was taught decent Protestant-Christian-oriented principles that kept me in a Western mindset, at least for a while.
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