Morals are "worse and worse"? Baloney!
LOL. I know. We went and gave up slavery, segregation, gave women equal rights, quit working our children in dangerous factories----what's wrong with us. We used to have such good morals!
I was reading a book about Margerie Kemp, a woman who went on pilgrimages in the middle ages. Her account is special, because it was the only well-documented life of a WOMAN (ugh----who would have thought anyone would have cared). Any way, she had a priest write out her life story for her, but the book supplemented with extra information about these holy pilgrimages. They had a pamphlet they could buy that would teach you how to say something like, "Pretty woman, will you share my bed tonight." Which was okay, because if you died on pilgrimage, you went straight to Heaven, and if you lived, you were absolved of all sin.
I recently got into a discussion on this board where someone was lamenting the downward spiral that society was on. I understand the sentiment, as the news was full of some disturbing things that week, however it is not the reality. This is not a decline. I'm glad I live today in this wretched society than risk being stoned for not being a virgin, or being burned for being a witch cuz I was too smart or outspoken. And I'm glad I can vote, and I'm glad we don't have government (and church) sanctioned slavery.
And guys were always guys---and women were always women---and all the rest was window dressing and make-believe tv programs that never presented the reality.