The Age of Personal Peace and Affluence

Posted on April 16, 2013 by


The values of middle class America are the twin idols of personal peace and affluence, as described here by the late Francis Schaeffer.  Back in 1977, he described these values this way.

  • Personal Peace: “I want to be left alone; and I don’t care what happens to the man across the street or across the world. I want my own lifestyle undisturbed, even regardless of what that will mean for my own children and grandchildren.”
  • Affluence: “Things, things, things. Always more things, and success is seen as the abundance of things.”

Sounds familiar doesn’t it? You can here more of Schaeffer’s analysis here: