Free from the restrictions of morality…

Americans have reached “the modernist impasse”: They were told they had the right to be free from the restrictions of morality and religion, yet as unrestricted choices have led to social breakdown, they have begun to long for the protection that morality once provided. After all, we didn’t have epidemics of crime, broken families, abortion, or sexually transmitted diseases when Americans largely accepted biblical morality. Many are beginning to understand that morality is not merely an arbitrary constraint on individual choice but a protection against social disintegration.

Charles Colson and Nancy Pearcey, from How Now Shall We Live?, p. 310

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