I heard Ravi Zacharias’ radio address not long ago. One comment he made was about how countries have an ethical system that they view is larger than themselves. Countries base their laws on a moral code that they view is larger than the society as a whole. Some countries hold this to be God, others have other religions. But western society is quickly convincing ourselves that we can keep a set of laws which are not based on anything larger than ourselves, but only based on what we think is right and wrong at the time. This cannot last, for the society will soon lose it’s moral direction, not having a compass heading to aim toward. Time will quickly tell whether we can survive with no transcendent moral guide.