Healthy people carry viruses and bacteria that ordinarily are no cause for alarm, but can occasionally cause sickness. Our culture is similarly infected with lies that go unnoticed but that sometimes make the world very sick in the form of war, oppression and despair.
A delightful read, "10 Books That Screwed Up the World," identifies the genesis of some of the more pernicious ideas that have infected the culture of the West over the past 500 years. Gradually, the authors of these books convinced too many of us that there is no such thing as right and wrong; that we humans are just objects to be manipulated; that there is no God; that man can create heaven on earth.
We recognize these lies when they are stated boldly, but they fool us when hidden in advertisements, movies or songs. This book tells when some of these lies first appeared in print and the logical errors of the respective authors.
The lies begin with the fact that each of the authors is an atheist, who denies the most basic of all truth, namely God. To combat the sickness caused by this cocktail of falsehood, recall the truth we learned many years ago in the Baltimore Catechism, "God made me to know, love and serve him in this world and to be happy with him forever."
Serving him, you will help save the world.