Is this what happens when we just don't care?

This is a video from… I don’t know… it has to be the mid-to-late seventies (judging from the betamax).

But the portrait it paints is this:

1.  Sin is somehow either new, or more rampant or more decadent than ever.

2.  It’s all because we just don’t care.

Take a watch:

Your thoughts on this video?  Is it merely a cultural timestamp on what many Christians were thinking at the time?  Is that worldview still valid?

And what type of mindset or video being produced in 2013 will look this ‘out of it’ in 2050?

I’d love your input.

HT:  Christian Nightmares

Todd

5 Comments

  • Darren Gaddis May 15, 2013 Reply

    The date of this video has to be mid-80s or later. The Three Soldiers statue from the Vietnam Memorial that was in the video was erected in 1984.

  • John May 15, 2013 Reply

    Sometimes I wonder if the US is worse now than in my “growing up years” too, but then I wonder…are we really sinning more now than then? Are things really worse now than then? Or are we just seeing the byproduct of a sinful world. Sodom and Gomorah were also a disgusting place to live…and I don’t think we are there yet. It says in Sodom ALL of the men of the city, young and old, wanted to have their way with the angels that visited Lot.

  • Rob Daniels May 15, 2013 Reply

    So now let me see if I get this… at SOME point… America was ONE nation UNDER God? Does any one really know when that was? Seriously….
    Was it when “slavery” was culturally and legally accepted and “celebrated”? Or maybe when Native Americans were forced off their land and “promises” were not kept regarding what our nation would “provide” to them in turn?
    Was it when women were systemically denied opportunities to achieve economic and political opportunity?
    Maybe it was when segregation found full political, cultural and even in some cases “church” support all across the nation.
    Some will read my post and will think I am being a jerk…. not my spirit at all….
    I just continue to be somewhat bewildered at the seemingly incessant hand-wringing about how “America has lost its’ way”….
    No, it’s not “America” that has lost its’ way… I am fairly confident that it’s the church that had that problem….first.
    Just a thought.

    • Chuck May 29, 2013 Reply

      I’m as far right as one can be sociopolitically before becoming something philosophically most people would consider fringe and I don’t think you’re wrong about the country or the church, nor do I think you’re a jerk. Your insights are poignant and questions fair.

  • Craig R. Secor May 17, 2013 Reply

    Yes and the sinful lifestyles that were depicted back then are becoming more and more accepted today. Yet, in the years since that video was shot, many people have come to Christ. We haven’t given up.
    What is so badly needed is a nationwide revival.

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