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Seek the root causes of evil in our society

January 29, 2013
The Marietta Times

As our nation seeks to comprehend the causes of an almost incomprehensible evil, like the recent school shooting in Connecticut, we must consider the issue in light of a growing body of evidence that suggests Americans are moving away from God. Alexander Solzhenitsyn famously explained the great disasters of modern Russian history by citing a similar trend when he stated, "Men have forgotten God; that's why all this has happened." In light of the evidence of a growing secularization of American society, it behooves us to ask what drives this trend. The late Jewish writer and scholar, Will Herberg, suggested three causes.



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