Isn't a stable society based on rules that say," Thou shall not.."
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"Sir Arnold Toynbee says . . . In the nineteen forties Toynbee studied civilizations and came to the following conclusions: Based on his study of twenty-one civilizations Toynbee found that societies in disintegration suffer a kind of "schism of the soul." They are seldom simply overrun by some other civilization. Rather, they commit a sort of cultural suicide. Disintegrating societies have several characteristics. They fall into a sense of abandon People begin to yield to their impulses"especially in the sexual area. They also succumb to truancy that is escapism seeking to avoid their problems by retreating into their own worlds of distraction and entertainment. There is a sense of drift as they realize that they have no control over their lives. Consciousness is adrift, unable to anchor itself to any universal ground of justice, truth on which the ideals of modernity have been founded in the past. " What are the visable signs of our present day disregard for Rules of conduct and signs of a decadent society.
"....Sexual behavior? As late as 1960, sleeping with one's boyfriend was still a lower-class thing to do. Except in a few sophisticated circles, a woman of the elites did it furtively, and usually with the person she expected to marry. Behavior that is now considered absolutely normal was considered sluttish in 1960."
"...thug code: Take what you want, respond violently to anyone who antagonizes you, gloat when you win, despise courtesy as weakness, treat women as receptacles, take pride in cheating, deceiving, or exploiting successfully..."
"...Appearance? The hooker look in fashion, tattoos, and body piercing is the obvious evidence, although Toynbee would probably see as much significance in wearing jeans to church. I find the intriguing element here to be the respectfulness extended toward underclass appearance. No one in the public eye calls any kind of dress "cheap" or "sleazy" any more...."
America's new rule, replacing the rule "Thou Shall not," are overwhelmed by ," If it feels good, and right to you,open permissiveness, Your free to do it.... Who are we to judge others, attitude." What are the visable signs of our present day disregard for Rules of conduct and signs of a decadent society, Just look around, the obvious sign are obvious to those who wish to acknowledge them.
"Christianity was and is a part of the common law and is interwoven into the texture of the society. Similarly, common law is based on Christian principles. See more at: http://commonlaw.uslegal.com...
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" Often referred to as the "GOLDEN RULE."
King James Bible renders it:
"Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law...." (Matthew 7:12)
My Posted Topic,"Isn't a stable society based on rules that say," Thou shall not.."OCT. 12-A 2015 Tuesday
Isn't a stable society based on rules that say," Thou shall not.."Oct 12-A 2015 Tuesday
The types of different crimes range from those well known ones like manslaughter, murder, theft and robbery to a plethora of regulatory and statutory offenses. Isn't this proof of what I said,"," Thou shall not.."
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