The culture paradigm shift
Almost everyone who knows me almost immediately knows my political and religious views and even like-minded people refer to me as a zealot. With that disclosure I am going to place in writing what I have been saying for a long time, and that is my belief that there is currently a paradigm shift going on throughout the United States and slowly we as a people are shifting back to the ideals of years past.
At the beginning of the 1960’s people wanted to throw away their straight-laced image and embrace the counter-culture that began to develop. This counter-culture embraced drugs, liberal ideals, and “free love” resulting in a society that had a great deal of moral decay. The detestable act of abortion became legal and communist philosophies started to be embraced by a large portion of the United States.
I know that I am generalizing quite a bit but my point is not the specifics it is what I believe is coming as a whole. While the counter-culture in the 1960’s embraced moral decay, the counter-culture of today is embracing God and conservative ideals. Examples of this can be demonstrated with the wave of religious movies that have been released in recent years as well as the strength of the Tea Party movement. Other areas demonstrating this shift have been with the support of companies that are demonstrating their faith such as Hobby Lobby and Chick-Fil-A. I have been saying for a long time that there is a shift coming and I think that it is becoming apparent.
I think of the United States’ culture as a pendulum, it never stays in the middle it always swings from one side to the other. At its worst we have big government with things like government-controlled healthcare where at its best we have winning the cold war. So here is my prediction, over the next few years the Tea Party will become a large influence in daily politics and the Christians will stand united to show their faith and be lights unto the world.
So I say support your Hobby Lobby and Chick-Fil-A. Be the salt of the earth and tell your story of Christ in your life.