posted on Aug, 15 2012 @ 08:14 AM
Originally posted by Hefficide
Of course faith is suffering in the present world. Think about it... previous generations were not only forced to study religion ( whether they liked
it or not ) and were forced to publicly agree with whatever religious convictions their family ( or community ) held ( whether they liked it or not )
but they also had a LOT of time and very little to distract them. Books weren't readily available - other than the good ole' King James. So religion
would prosper in that world.
Fast forward to today and familial and community pressures towards religious beliefs are almost nil and kids today have so many distractions that you
can scarcely get one to look away from the monitor, cell phone, or TV long enough to even acknowledge that they've been addressed. There's very
little motive for them to read a book that is difficult, in archaic terminology, and which takes a great deal of patience to understand. They are more
interested in the next installment of whatever movie series is big at any given moment than they are about deeper issues.
BUT... having said all that... Gen-Text will begin to age - and as they do they'll begin to fear mortality and I would bet dollars to doughnuts that
many of them become religious later on in life. Right now there's just too much fun to be had to worry about such esoteric things.
My .02 cents at least.
I couldnt agree more!
Last night I told my kids to go outside and play. They are 8,12, and 14!
My oldest said mom... This is not the old days... We have electronics. I said, I know and I dont like it. So... After a while they took my advice and
They have soooo many distractions that they are not living life like I prefer. Exploring, being creative, staying fit, playing with friends in the
neighborhood, and so on. They are stuck in the house staring at a screen.
Ive always monitored them though and do not allow more than an hour a day. They come home, do their homework, eat a snack, straighten up their room,
and then an hour they can hang doing whatever and then they are outside enjoying being a kid.
Sorry.... That was more like a rant. Lol
My daughter seems to be religious. She doesnt want to think for herself because she is too lazy to think too deep.
My 14 yr old is not religious, however he is very spiritual. He may one day be a non believer as he is a science geek.
My 8 yr old has found religion in Catholicism. He is very much lead by his other Grandfather. He takes him to church every Sunday and he was just "
confirmed". I look for him to bail out though as soon as he understands the religion as he is very logical in his thinking and does not want to be a
follower. He is definitely a free thinker.
I dont really buy into polls. Statistics are very much manipulated so they hold less credibility ... For me anyway.