We might call these quotes, “Evidence of a Culture in Decline” or we just might scratch our heads and say, “say what?!”
“Seriously, folks, if an aging sex symbol like me starts waving the red flag of caution over how low moral standards have plummeted, you know it’s gotta be pretty bad.”
—Actress Raquel Welch
(“It’s sex o’clock in America” edition.cnn.com, 5/9/10)
“Some educators are concerned that it would be hard to find teachers willing to recite it.”
An Arlington, MA, school committee on why they don’t say the
Pledge of Allegiance anymore in the town’s public schools.
(www.foxnews.com, “Banishing God from Our Classrooms,” 7/1/10)
“It is interesting but very complicated. I felt something violently surging up from within me that had been held down until then.”
—An ex-traffic policeman in Siberia thinks he is the Messiah.
The man, now called “Vissarion” (formerly Sergei Torop), experienced his
“Awakening” two decades ago when he lost his job in 1989
as the atheistic Communist regime was unraveling.
(googlenews.com, “Jesus of Siberia: an ex-traffic cop turned Messiah,” 8/30/09)