All of this was predicted and ignored back in the 1980s in a book entitled The Closing of the American Mind by Dr. Allan Bloom. It wasn’t religious in any way, shape, or form but eerily prescient and downright prophetic in any event.
We’re living it now.
The more ignorant people are the easier they are to control. The Antichrist is going to have a cakewalk some day when he rolls in on the scene with his supernatural signs and lying wonders and has charisma and intellect off the charts. Ponder that while you take this in. I highly recommend tracking down that book as I intend to do so myself.