Saturday, April 30, 2005

Teenagers and God

Fascinating article via Salon on the relationship between teenagers and Christianity, God? Sure, whatever. The article's point seems to be that, while a majority of teenagers do consider themselves Christian, and many associate themselves with the faith, this is not your parents' religion. Specifically,

"And she wasn't the only one who saw God as a big cable guy in the sky. Most kids' faith, says Smith, takes the form of what he calls moralistic therapeutic deism -- God is an undemanding, all-fulfilling entity existing only to help us feel better about ourselves."

Actually not a bad view to have of your deity. Sure beats fundamentalism.

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