"Against the traditional concept that God wants men to conform to a fixed divine design, the new morality stakes it's case on the idea that God would prefer men to make their own responsible decisions." Time Magazine, "The New Commandment: Thou Shalt Not--Maybe" 12-13-71
Forty-two years have passed since this Time article introduced the "new morality."
And in these 42 years of men defining their own moral code, divorce, rape, abortion, child pornography, sexually-transmitted diseases, child abuse, homosexuality, and transgenderism have dramatically increased.
The book of Judges also records this "new morality" in Israel's history when "everyone did as they saw fit" (Judges 21:25).
Today, as in the time of the Judges, God needs truth-speakers like the prophet Samuel who grieved and prayed for the people's hearts. Then, he firmly and lovingly stood for what was right, even when he stood alone.
I recently read Dobson's When God Doesn't Make Sense and that is where I found the mention of this Time Magazine article. Although Dobson's book is 20 years old, I recommend it. It is more relevant than ever.