Thus, I am an atheist living in a unique society that was built on strong moral values that find their roots, at least in part, in religious convictions that I do not share in their detail. I should be very careful, however, to not lose sight of the fact that I am reaping what I did not sow. I should have more faith in those who already have faith. I am now a cognitive dissident. And with that, my work here is done. You're welcome.
More and more, I've come to understand that we cannot hope for anything good in man's politics or societies. Perhaps at some point there might be some sort of pullback from the libertinism of postmodern life, toward a more reserved and moral conduct, but the will of God will never be fully respected anywhere but in the church. And even in some congregations, some scoff at God's plan of salvation.