There are people, many of them intelligent, who would argue otherwise. They say that because different cultures had different rules of right and wrong that right and wrong are relative. This is not the case. If we study civilized cultures throughout time and space, we find a few things very similar. Civilized human beings everywhere have very similar morals. No matter how different their clothing or customs, they all believed that there are certain things human beings ought to do. These things were not instincts, they were simply right.
Progressives are trying to create a new morality, but one can no more do that than create a new sun and a new sky. If you look closer at their morality, you shall find that they have only taken a part of traditional morality and exaggerated it to an impractical degree.
Academics have been doing this kind of thing since the French Revolution. They've just switched the narrative of oppression from peasantry to people of color.
It is a good deal easier to blame others for your misfortunes. I know, I've been there. The temptation to get revenge seems justified, even moral. Whether those others actually wronged you, or even meant to wrong you, is quite another thing. However, when you are surrounded by people who tell you that you are justified in blaming others, the temptation to vengeance can be even worse.
History repeats itself, first as a tragedy, then as a farce. This has happened before, as a tragedy about people who lived lives more horrible than anything we can imagine in modern America. This time, the situation is almost laughable as these people complain about oppression in the freest country on Earth.
The tragedy in this comedy is that they are being held back, but not by the people they blame. They are being oppressed by the people who tell them they are oppressed and that the world was against them since before they were born.
Most of the time, there isn't even a real villain. It's just the characters dealing with their inner struggles. Evil is hardly present if at all. The atheist professor or businessman or school bully just isn't enough.
Just once, I should like a Christian film, an entire series, that shows how to deal with real evil. The Torchlighter's series was great at this, showing the lives of incredible people who faced real evil in their Christian work.
I would also like the opposition to be portrayed as truly intelligent, not just a professor forcing his students to write "God is dead." on a piece of paper. Show us how to battle those who not just oppose Christianity, but can argue us into a corner. Show them being met with reasons for the hope that we have, not just emotions and blind faith. Young people across America are searching for a faith that goes deeper than feeling. I say, let them have it.
Picture this, a young girl from a stereotypical, American, church goes to college. We see her doing well, talking about her faith, wearing her favorite cross necklace, and hanging a John 3:16 poster in her dorm room. She sits down in the mandatory philosophy class and the professor sees her necklace.
He challenges her to talk about her faith, which she is delighted to do. He then proceeds to demolish everything she blindly believes in front of the whole class. He asks her questions she has never considered and takes her emotional answers apart. He talks about parts of the Bible she barely knows and asks her about inconsistencies in scripture. At that point, class is over and the girl leaves in tears.
Word of what transpired reaches the ears of the university debate team and they invite her to one of their meetings. When she shows up, she finds out that they are basically a group of Christians who are united through their faith and their ability to logically defend it. At the meeting, they talk about what the professor said and give answers to his questions. They teach her that God wants her to use her intelligence for His service, not just her heart. They teach her how to be as wise as serpents and as innocent as doves.
I'd love to see this, but we'll probably get another God's Not Dead film instead.