A Chat with Ravi and “is America abandoning God?”

The Spurious Glitter of Pantheism, Part 4 of 4

Ravi Zacharias concludes his look at the rise of Eastern religion in the West. When did it start, and where will it take us?

In this series, and I only heard the fourth part, he brings home the idea of the introduction of Hinduism along with what has happened in the Western world. In part 4, he uses the precepts of Hinduism to exemplify the effects on western culture. The point here is not cause and effect but the parallel affects the ideas have had on western society.

This link downloads mp3. At least try to listen to the beginning.

For instance, he demonstrates the motive for introducing it was by “touching a nerve”. He used popular western criticism, which worked its will. I cannot say the philosopher or teacher’s name, but it was over 100 years ago. Its is worth listening to the way Ravi approaches it as an example.

The below video is a different interview Ravi did on:

“Is America Abandoning God?”

… from Pascal , to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, to the media and Dawkins.

“Flirting with the total decimation of our culture”

Published on Jun 11, 2012
Ravi Zacharias and Bob Ditmer talk about a recent USA TODAY article that reports more Americans are declaring no religious affiliation according to the 2008 American Religious Identification Survey.

The audio message: http://rzim.vo.llnwd.net/o43/MP3/JT/JT20130711.mp3
Series at RZIM: http://www.rzim.org/just-thinking-broadcasts/the-spurious-glitter-of-pantheism-part-4-of-4/
Video: http://youtu.be/yuOEAdROFUY “Is America abandoning God?”

8 comments on “A Chat with Ravi and “is America abandoning God?”

  1. The MAD Jewess says:

    America had better turn BACK to God


  2. tannngl says:

    “Total decimation of our culture” ~Ravi
    We’ve all seen it happening.
    All we can do is verbalize our faith one to one, to family, to friends, to encounters.


    • bullright says:

      Tannngl, that line just popped right out at me. I Really like listening to him.
      We have seen it, and got the scars to prove it. We do have a merciful God, but I wonder how He views the arrogance. But it is all a message to turn back to Him as well. Sometimes I see so much positive from individuals around and then I see the situation we’re in.


      • tannngl says:

        That line hit me hard.
        I am sometimes positive about this environment, feeling we can turn this ship around. But other times I feel that it’s useless.
        It is just that innate delusion we all have of being safe and secure. There was lots of talk about it right after 9/11. It is just a delusion. None of us are safe or secure. The danger is out there and it is getting worse by the day.


        • bullright says:

          There is a lot to that. You’re right. It’s surprising how I can find more confidence in individuals making a positive difference, but I don’t have that confidence in the group think mentality or collective bureaucracy, and powers that be anymore. I have about zero in the latter. I think safety is a state of mind now. The left doesn’t seem to have that problem.



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