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By Tom Gilson, The Stream, September 8, 2021

Tom Gilson (@TomGilsonAuthor) is a senior editor with The Stream and the author or editor of six books, including the recently released Too Good To Be False: How Jesus’ Incomparable Character Reveals His Reality.

Tom GilsonThey caught me sleeping. Never again. I’d thought I had my eye on America’s shifting culture. I’d seen its troubling new realities: gay marriage, university grievance studies, snowflakes on campus, socialism, Black Lives Matter, and more. But I hadn’t seen what tied it all together.

I’d put it all down to human pride, greed, and appetites out of control, including the lust for power — old-fashioned sin, in other words, with ignorance in there to boot, the kind that comes from intellectual and moral laziness. I’ve said the Church has been complicit in it, through apathy and sin.

I’ve said that, and I am quite sure was right as far as it went. Still I missed seeing how far that really was. So did you, I’ll bet. …

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