Generation GK

No doubt it is a peculiar vantage point from which to survey the religious habits of the current generation, but my vantage point is that of a religion teacher at a liberal arts college. Most of the young people I meet have turned away from Christianity, not in the muscular manner of atheisms past, but in a languorous way, as one might graduate from the familiar counsels of the Berenstain Bears to more bracing sources of spiritual advice. Two thousand years of doctrine and devotion recede from view under the haze of this apparent familiarity, and Christianity becomes, paradoxically, the most unknown of all religions.

 

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