Retaining Faith and Integrity While Swimming Upstream In the Woke Culture

November/December 2023

   “The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.” (Proverbs 27:12 ESV).

   I wrote last month about the broken hearted and broken minded people that this ongoing “soft totalitarianism” have been breeding among us.  If you recall, “Hard” totalitarianism is when compliance and control for a required belief/practice is brought about through terror, imprisonment, torture and death.  “Soft” totalitarianism is when compliance is more subtly demanded through peer pressure, media “slant,” corporate political positioning, and social ostracizing/discrediting /censoring those who don’t follow the politically correct or “woke” narrative. Both forms have the end goal of eradicating Christianity. 

   It all has deep ties to Marxism. Marx taught that man could become as god.  Sound familiar?  It really does come down to a spiritual issue being fought through political forums. The belief in this totalitarianism ideal is rooted in ideology that seems to resonate to people who have yet to learn it has invariably brought suffering and harm every time it has been tried. 

   It seems the current “culture war” is over and we, conservative, Biblical believers have lost. Once again, here at SAM we ...

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