I’m supposed to be doing homework – so this will be a quick post.
Today is actually my birthday, I’m 15 now! Now, I’m assuming we’re all skeptics here…I know, a bold assumption…so I just want to know: Does anyone here still make a wish before blowing out their birthday candles even if they don’t think it’ll come true?
Also, last week some old (though I don’t hold their age against them) men were handing out mini-bibles outside my highschool. I caught myself thinking wow, that’s hopeful… and then had to stop and ask myself exactly WHY I thought that. One kid asked me if I was religious, and gave me high-five when I said no. Another ripped his bible in half and threw it away. I asked him if he was religious and he said he wasn’t sure.
So why rip the bible? That is some perfectly good, recyclable paper right there. If you don’t want it, why not at least help out the environment????
I hear a lot of conversations about “Ohmigoshhh CCD was like, sooo boring last night” or “Ugh, I like, can’t believe I have to go to church!”. Some kids obviously don’t want to go, but their parents force them. So I got to thinking (yes, thinking about random pointless stuff is what I do instead of homework) and I realized that maybe they hate going because they have to go.
So my second question: Do you think kids (teenagers, to be specific) are more likely to be non-religious because of their rebelious nature?
And as an afterthought: At what age do you think they grow out of this and either stop going to church altogether, or go on their own accord?