For centuries men and women have risen up and stood against God... Hitler, Antiochus Epiphanes, Caesar Augustus, Saddam Hussein... yet they all pretty much had the same hubris. They look the same, perhaps some are "worse" than others.
We find ourselves in a tumultuous culture, much like Daniel. The life we live in this culture is perhaps the most powerful message we can send. Our lives should echo scripture, prayer and love.