L. RON HUBBARD: HOW HIS WORK HAS INFLUENCED THE WORLD
RESTORING SOCIETYS MORAL ANCHOR
Educational failures, rampant drug abuse and rising rates of crime and violence, though catastrophic, in and of themselves are symptoms of a deeper malaise affecting the social fabric of our culture the loss of moral values.
The collapse of ethical standards walked hand in hand with the pronouncement that man had no soul. That is, if mans destiny was predetermined by a few strands of DNA, he was thus absolved of any responsibility for his own actions. If it feels good, do it, became a rallying cry for a generation which was soon taking issue with any and all forms of morality. Time magazine announced that God was dead and religion passé. The result was a society cut free from any moral anchor. Even those who wished to stem this tide found themselves balked. As one popular magazine bemoaned, Suppose for a moment that we wish to obey the rules: What do they mean and where are they written?
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