By Dr. Jeff Mirus | Aug 30, 2016
Unlike a great many other societies throughout history, our society still seems to place considerable value on helping the poor, particularly in terms of social justice. This arose as a direct result of Christianization, but we are now in an interim stage of spiritual decline in which our concern for the poor is mostly a convenient vestige of what it used to be. Modern pundits, who take pride in whatever “virtues” they still find congenial, have no trouble arguing that—See? See!—religion is not necessary for obvious good to be done.