Wolfhart Pannenberg predicted the social fractures we now see thirty years ago when he announced that “Western society will not survive the entire emancipation of the self.” Godless secularism provides no integrative center for a society and no rationale for self-denial in the service of a higher good. Unhinged from the transcendent God, unbridled self-interest rules. What a fairy tale it is to think that we all can bow to that Molech and somehow magically an orderly and prosperous society will result. Such a people lack the equipment necessary for freedom and responsible citizenship. You cannot even get a healthy family that way. Experience will show us that a revived paganism is not the benign entity it portrays itself to be. If it murders in the womb what will it not countenance?
No one ignores God’s order with impunity.