I completely agree with your impression of Americans being very ego-centric, or whatever it may be called.
I would have to guess that it is:
1. a mix of our public school systems having such a biased agenda,
2. a liberal media whose job it is to skew our perspectives, and control what news we hear (we have acquired a fast-food mentality in more than just our choice of restaurants),
3. a generation of children raised in a post-industrial 'revolution' era. Yeah, somewhere along the line the disobedient, disrespectful children turned into adults, and started having their own children. Now even that generation is growing up and having a third generation, with even lower standards. Finally,
4. root problem - lack of holy reverence. If we do not fear the God of all creation, and follow his guidelines, how can we expect to get anywhere? We have kicked God out of our politics, out of our schools, and out of our workplaces. I'm sure people will even react with scorn just because that have chosen to listen to my little 'rant'! Anyways, God has commanded us to "Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone, everywhere." Maybe if we (as a nation) took the time to go into all the world, we would realize just how much world there is beyond our borders!
God has blessed us, and not ever because we deserved it. He did it just because He is who He is. At different times during history, He has blessed different nations, and they were blessed because He chose to, not because they deserved it. Now we blatantly thumb our noses at Him...how long before the Loving Father spanks His disobedient child? Who knows...I hope I'm not here to experience the 'whooping'!
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