Degenerated man finds it difficult to make moral decisions. If degenerated man makes a society, he will say that drinking alcohol is moral, having pre-marital sex is moral, and that posing in pornographic magazines is also okay. Therefore, morality as a principle does not exist without religion, where man made morality does. In other words, there are people who think they are religious, but they act like materialists. They have been taught to tell the truth, not to steal, and to kill is a sin, but they have not learned nor do they practice the religion from where these values were derived. Therefore, they remain uncommitted to religion. In this way they are divided between the spiritual and material and do not make the final step towards full morality. When such an individual or group of people continue to believe in the morals but do not believe in the religion from which those morals came, then it is possible to have virtuous atheists, a agnostics and wandering seekers of same band of truth.
Modern cultures are replacing religious morality with social control and discipline. In this way the system only tries to satisfy and control the masses. Although this may work for the society, it does not fulfil the human being. Human beings are born with an inner drive for worship and guidance. If they get caught halfway between spirituality and materialism, they become lost; they term plan: the Hereafter, eternity, Heaven and Hell.
Materialists say, “why shouldn’t I live as I please or live for the moment?” The pervasive availability and production of pornography and liberal attitudes of the day are symptomatic of this type of philosophy. Modern day feminists are also an example of people who want less morality (or less religion) because they continue to ask for more unlimited rights which debase their true natures.
So not surprisingly, social control has replaced religion. The system has cleverly traded in the calling to all mankind to seek God and has substituted this higher calling for a lesser one, patriotism. In this, the religious person finds great struggle and conflict. For example, constitutional rights which are supposed to guarantee people “freedom of religion” might literally be interpreted to mean that people are now “freed from religion”. Freedom of religion has whittled down, restricted, and manipulated by limitations and legal enforcement designed to keep the masses faithful to the system. The basic fundamental right is to worship God first, but it has been replaced with the manmade agenda to serve country first. Western culture claims to have been founded under the banner of Christianity (because the founding fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence were said to be “godly” men), but one is hard pressed to find within its manmade system anything relating to following God’s way besides its monetary system which uses the words “In God we trust”