Another more subtle change affected youth. Instead of looking to parents and church, teens began to follow celebrities and peers. Since I lived in the country, this might not have affected me as much as urban youth, but I was aware the world was shifting. Yes, there were rebellious teens in the past, but this was different. This cultural change affects society today more than the average Christian realizes. It’s not only a matter of anything goes, it’s in your face.
Another thing I remember about 1963. A newspaper article told of a child who was tortured to death while her family watched. Serial murders screamed from headlines. Suddenly, evil became real. The era when we never locked our doors until dark was over.
Churches fell in membership. People seemed to have lost their reverence for God. Politically, the country sat on a powder keg of racial unrest, the cold war threatened to flare up. People stopped sitting on the fence, and many fell on the left, openly supporting communism and liberalism.
Can you recall a world event that changed you personally?