Folks in the UK are sinking into the slime, according to Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. That’s the lesson to be learned from what he just posted at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), his creationist ministry: Are “Adult Magazines” Immoral? Only 22% of Britons Say “Yes”. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Abortion, pornography, and taking drugs — are these things immoral? [Is he asking us?] Well, that depends on your foundation for morality. In much of the West, the foundation for morality is now predominantly subjective human opinion, so, as time passes, attitudes and beliefs on various moral issues change. … And that’s what a new study out of the United Kingdom clearly showed.
The “study” Hambo refers to is a link to a website called “Evangelical Focus.” You can click over to Hambo’s post if you want the link. Then Hambo says:
This study from King’s College London compared figures from 1989 with polls taken this year to see how Britons’ views on various issues have shifted. And, as you might expect, it’s a downward trend. [Gasp!] The outlier of them all, by the way, was infidelity. In 1989, 49% of people viewed unfaithfulness as morally wrong, but now 55% do. Here’s more on what the study found:
He gives us a summary:
• In 1989, 40% of Britons thought gay relationships were wrong. Now a mere 13% hold that belief.
• In 1989, 24% of Britons believed having children out of wedlock was immoral. Now only 13% believe that.
• In 1989, so-called “adult” magazines were considered immoral by 38% of Britons, but that number is now only 22%.
• In 1989, 60% of Britons believed taking soft drugs (e.g., cannabis) was wrong. Now only 29% do (and 33% of people now view heroin use as acceptable).
• In 1989, 35% of Britons believe abortion was wrong. Now only 18% of individuals believe that.
• In 1989, only 22% of people thought euthanasia was immoral. That number has now dipped even lower, to 17%.
Looks pretty grim, doesn’t it? Why is this happening? Hambo continues:
Generations have been raised in a government education system in the UK that teaches atheism, naturalism, and humanism. [Why didn’t he mention evolution?] Church attendance rates since WWII have fallen dramatically, and the number of Christians in Britain is very low. (I have visited the UK many times and have seen firsthand the spiritual darkness there.). It’s no wonder people have given up biblical ethics! … Sadly, the USA is well on the way to becoming like the UK if the trends continue.
Interesting — the UK is more immoral than the US, at least for now. Let’s read on:
How is morality determined? Morality comes from our Creator, who has given us his Word. The Bible tells us what is right and wrong and gives us an absolute standard upon which to base our thinking. And someday, each individual will be judged — not according to our arbitrary standard, but according to God’s perfect standard.
You will be judged! Things seem rather grim, and they’re getting worse, but Hambo ends on an optimistic note:
But we don’t have to face God’s wrath for our sin! [Skipping some salvation information.] We can be forgiven and receive eternal life if we believe the gospel! What a wonderful promise for every sinner!
Fascinating! The UK is descending into the depths. So is the US. But you, dear reader, can still be saved — if you follow Hambo’s directions.
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