When the "crucial glue" of culture no longer holds, anarchy ensues. But what started the collapse of culture is the collapse of people. What's falling apart is people. It is people that were debased first, and now they're dragging their culture down with them.
The barbarians at the gate are us. We're vandalizing our children's future and robbing them of their birthright. We are the barbarians we've been waiting for.
To understand what Jon Hall is saying we must understand that - at the heart of every society is a predominate culture. If you want to destroy the society, remove the culture.
At the heart of every culture is a predominate ideology. If you want to destroy the culture, remove the ideology.
At the heart of every ideology is a predominate theology. If you want to destroy the ideology, remove the theology.
I believe that all problems in American society today can be traced back to faulty theology - the way we think about God, the world, and ourselves. The biblical admonition to be "transformed by the renewing of your mind" is not simply a personal call but also a cultural mandate.