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In the Line of Fire, from Michael Brown
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Friday, April 4, 2014
When the Pollsters Missed a Revolution
flower power It's one thing to misread polling data in a close presidential contest, as happened with Mitt Romney's team in the last election. It's another to read things so wrongly that you miss an imminent revolution. Yet this is exactly what happened in the early 1960s.

You've probably heard the saying, "If you remember the 60s, you weren't there," a saying that can only be understood fully if you were there, as I was.

Raised in a conservative Jewish home on Long Island, the highlight of my 13th year (which was in 1968) was not my bar mitzvah, which was more of a social event than a spiritual event because of my nominal Jewish upbringing. Rather, it was seeing Jimi Hendrix in concert at the New York Philharmonic.

Now that was an experience. (For good reason, his band was named the Jimi Hendrix Experience.)

One year later, I was smoking pot and using LSD, and by the age of 15, I was shooting heroin and other drugs before having a life-changing experience at the age of 16.

Without knowing it at the time, I was the product of two revolutions: the counterculture revolution and the Jesus revolution (also called the Jesus People Movement), both underway in full force in the 1960s and early 1970s.

So dramatic was the cultural shift because of the counterculture revolution that author David G. Meyers, writing in 2000, raised the question: If you had you fallen asleep in 1960 and awakened today (even after the recent uptick in several indicators of societal health) would you feel pleased at the cultural shift? He then pointed out you would be awakening to a:

(Adapted from his book The American Paradox: Spiritual Hunger in an Age of Plenty.)

All of this has been familiar to me (and many others) for decades. read more
Watchman on the Wall
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Are You Being Deceived by the 'False Gospel of Nice'?

Jesus wants us to care for those who cannot take care of themselves, but not while turning a blind eye to societal issues that are deceiving people into hell.

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