By David M. Drucker, Senior Political Correspondent, The Washington Examiner
David Drucker interviews Carmen Fowler LaBerge, president of The Presbyterian Lay Committee.
Editor’s note: Drucker incorrectly identifies the Presbyterian Lay Committee as a group of conservative congregations that broke away from the increasingly liberal Presbyterian Church. The PLC is actually a Christian theological renewal ministry begun in 1965. Find out more about the PLC by clicking here.
See article on the Washington Examiner’s web site by clicking here. (page 23)
I read the article. Carman offers a fine summary of the battle for religious liberty. As I read the article and her thoughts, I though of Pitiram Sorokin’s “The Crisis of Our Age”  and also his expectation that were lived then and now in a “sensate culture.”
A sensate culture is one that defines life by the senses. There is not
enduring or acceptable standards that guide live in a sensate culture.
The late Harold O.J. Brown adopted the clever and prescient insights of Sorokin in Brown’s commentary of the outcomes one observes today in the West and in America. The Brown book’s title
is “The Sensate Culture.” Joe went through the steps that
Sorokin took and updates the fractured culture and its adament stances on law, abortion, etc. Religous freedom has been compromised by Obamacare, by Obama, and Hillary Clinton’s
observation that “freedom of worship.” Freedom of worship is not the same as freedom of religion. In Saudi Arabia, the official line is
freedom of worship but do not try it there. I fully expect when the sensate culture matures and ripens, religious liberty will be seen as quaint and not in keep with our advanced cultural values. With relectance, of course, freedom to worship in closed quarters and away from the noisy cultural sense and market place will grudgingly permitted.
If one wishes to get ahead of the cultural collison that lies so near at hand, I urge readers to find a copy of “The Sensate Culture.”
There are several on-line used book outlets that have many copies. Sorokin’s book is vital to the conversation also, a road map
of what lies ahead.
But both Sorokin and Brown express hope as the world and the West have trod these stages before and the sensate culture always collapses because its foundations are on sand.