It’s very difficult to see the contemporary world through the eyes of hope and faith. You watch the 6 o’clock News and, for the most part, not only is there nothing “new” about the “News,” the news is depressing and highly slanted, and therefore untrue. It is also frustrating, and even a bit frightening at times.
If the “News” is supposed to be a reflection of the state of the current culture, then the state of the culture is nothing to brag about. In fact, it is more of a warning that this culture is terribly diseased, and if something is not done about it soon, it will kill itself. Is that not what disease does if it goes untreated?