Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Is anyone teaching us Morals anymore?

Back in the day, religion had its place in society of instilling moral values in our youth. With the separation of Church and State and the resulting exclusion of any religious material from the classrooms, a void was unintentionally forged - or should I say a chasm.

In the last few years, we've heard more horrific stories of youth violence and their apparent lack of any moral sense. Look at the Columbine shootings or more recently the Virginia Tech rampage. Cho certainly had no sense of morals. Maybe this was the result of the psychiatric - mind-altering drugs he was on. He certainly would have been schooled in the generation where morals were stripped from our classrooms.

Who is teaching our children morals these days anyway?

There is a organization paving the way towards getting Moral values back into society. The Way to Happiness is an organization that promotes "Moral Values for a Modern World. This is a non-religious moral code that anyone can follow.

They have recently launched a campaign of Public Service Announcements that promote this moral code in terms anyone can understand.

Here is a link to a video where you can watch one of these PSAs promoting one of these precepts, Be Competent.