Nov 9, 2016
I am not alone in observing that this long campaign season exposed deep divisions in our society and real anxiety about our country's future direction.
I would also say that this is the first election where we can see very clearly that we are living in a "post-Christian" America.
We have known for a long time that the elites who govern and shape the direction of our society are deeply secularized and hostile to religious institutions and traditional values and beliefs. In this election, we see that their secular vision now shapes the priorities and concerns of the electorate.
We are living in a society that operates as if God does not exist, and one consequence is that we have lost a sense of what human life is all about. There is a widespread crisis of meaning in our society, reflected in popular culture, politics, law and education. We are a society that is now confused and conflicted about basic realities - the meaning of life and what makes for true happiness and human flourishing.