Why is there a correlation between the rise of godlessness and an increase in immorality in the United States?

Is it just a coincidence or is there actually a relationship? If one looks at the top three reasons that a great many scholars and historians point to in the collapse/ fall of the Roman empire, the disintegration of it's societal moral values is always there...is this a plausible explanation for what is... show more Is it just a coincidence or is there actually a relationship?

If one looks at the top three reasons that a great many scholars and historians point to in the collapse/ fall of the Roman empire, the disintegration of it's societal moral values is always there...is this a plausible explanation for what is happening to society in the United States? Is America collapsing like the Roman empire? Are there any eerie parallels between the two (United States and Rome/ Roman empire)?
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