America’s moral decline is obvious to anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear… and it’s not some natural organic evolution to a more modern and sophisticated society. The slide is the product of millions of Americans’ willful choices of evil over good, vice over virtue, the rejection of God and embrace of sin.
In 1972, Pope Paul VI warned that “from some fissure the smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God.” He was warning about Satan’s influence reaching the very highest levels of Holy Mother Church. We take a rather broader view and see Satan’s smoke all around us, the world today is awash in evil, death, destruction and despair. The great cultural drivers today– music, television, film, academia, sports, politics, artists and designers– have largely sided with the secular humanist movement which seeks to replace God with man and his own intellect. While they might believe they are acting on their own, most aren’t aware that their “deal with the devil” ruins souls and ultimately leads them to perdition.
Satan uses moral relativism, pride, confusion, hate, despair and indifference against God’s creation… but his greatest power is anonymity. People who refuse to believe evil exists, or that Satan is real have eyes but cannot see, have ears but cannot hear. Like lambs to the slaughter, they blindly follow him to the pit, and wreck havoc on us all.
Since the great battle in heaven and St. Michael’s defeat of the dragon, the evil one has sought to separate human souls from God. Evil exists, Satan is real and the evidence is abundant. Open your eyes, pay attention to the world around you and the great spiritual battle is impossible to miss.