What motivated the legions of bureaucrats in the US Gov during the Cold War? As a child of the 90s, and former Boy Scout, I can tell you that the answer is incredibly clear in the minds of that generation: defeating evangelical atheism. I wouldn’t discount the notion that in the 50s and 60s, countless immoral acts were rationalized by American bureaucrats on the basis that such acts were necessary to preserve religion.
Ironically, the immorality and hypocrisy of the Cold War soured the milk of America’s moral teet for her children.
The Red Army didn’t turn America’s next generations into atheist drug addict adulterers; the Vietnam War, the military debt burden, and the conformist school system did.
Shame on Christians who think evil can be defeated through any other means than the maintenance of personal moral integrity. America’s “moral decline” is entirely your fault.
You didn’t trust God to save your religion, so you made a deal with the devil to preserve it. Shocking that the deal went South, along with your religion.
Can you hear me National Review (who, in 20 years, will be saying that Catholic Atheism is cool, and war is still great)?