Our “Aggressively Inarticulate Generation”

Why can’t people speak in complete sentences anymore?


3 thoughts on “Our “Aggressively Inarticulate Generation””

  1. A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to guest lecture a class at Purdue on the role of ethics in mass media journalism. I spent nearly an hour and a half trying to establish that right and wrong exist; Not how to determine right andf wrong, that right and wrong actually exist. There were about 30 students, but only I, the teacher, and about 2 very quiet students were willing to say that right and wrong exist. All of the other students were convinced of moral relativism, but not one of them could argue for it. Not one could build a worldview or even express his thoughts in a convincing, or even an interesting, manner. A few of them, when cornered in the logical quagmire they had built for themselves, simply shrugged their shoulders and smiled. “So what?” was the only attitude some of them offered toward their inability to defend what they claimed to believe. I am becoming less and less shocked by this.

  2. It is interesting (and dismaying) to see what the 60’s and 70’s have wrought in our society.

    For articulate discussion of what it has wrought the world over, Theodore Dalrymple is as good a place to begin as any (his new book, “In Praise of Prejudice,” is superb and right down the alley of moral relativism). Another outstanding essay of his is http://www.city-journal.org/html/7_3_oh_to_be.html

    Hopefully, Dalrymple, like fellow Britain Malcolm Muggeridge before him, can someday come to a saving faith in Christ. He uses his impressive writing talents and brilliant mind to discuss morality, yet puts his “faith” in traditional morals without knowing the Father of all morality. He continually uses the term “Original sin” while not acknowledging the Savior from that sin.

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