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July 24, 2008

Teenage certainty

I'm not sure why I find it so much more grating to hear the certainty of teenagers about "truth" and "prayer." Perhaps, it's because they haven't had a chance to experience anything that would give them a solid footing for these kinds of revelations. Perhaps, it's because at this point all they know is what has been brainwashed into them. Yes, brainwashed. Children are not Christian or Jewish or Buddhist by choice and thought. They are those religions because someone told them they should be, told them that was what was right, etc.

And yes, I believe there is something to be said for tradition and heritage, but to prattle on about it as if it were more than that, as if everyone else were wrong because your parents told you so, is irritating and simplistic.

Sorry, grumpy today.

Posted by michelle at 11:34 AM | Comments (0)