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Friday, March 16, 2007


rodney neill

I have just read a book about the spirituality of 15 to 25 year old in the UK- they celebrate and value Life in the hear and now with the main ambition to be happy and have little or no interest in transcendence as defined by a relationship with a higher power,spirit etc. The survey found little or no instinct for transcendence ( ie the God shaped hole of Augustine )among the Y generation. They are running from institutional religion percieved as outdated, negative, reactionary and out of step with their culture and a future where the saturation of entertainment embodied by Big Brother and the Playstaton 3 rule.



maybe they aren't running from anything? Maybe they are already in a religion, with its own places of worship, rituals and ethics? So why would they need to bother with a christian one?


Paul - are you answering Rodney, me or both of us?

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