William Doino Jr. on why Christianity is not for quitters :
At his famous Harvard Commencement address in 1978, Alexander Solzhenitsyn remarked, A decline in courage may be the most striking feature which an outside observer notices in the West. Thirty-five years later, one could add: and an increase in pessimism and despair.
Defeatism and disillusionment have become fashionable in certain circles, considered high acts of sophistication. Books announcing the ruination and end of America flood the marketplace and are praised for their black humor. Hopelessness has become chic.