Tuesday, 25 August 2009

The Deification of Youth

On that most contemporary of subjects, 'The Deification of Youth', we will now hear from the well known Scottish common-sense philosopher, Craig Ferguson:


Dawn K said...

Hi Pr. Henderson,

I think this is on target.

You see this constantly on television where youth are portrayed as hip, cool and knowing so much more than their bumbling elders.

In addition, it seems to me as though much entertainment has degenerated to a sort of juvenile silliness and crudity. Adults are portrayed as saying and doing things that you might expect from twelve-year-olds.

It's like the whole culture doesn't really want to grow up. Growing up and facing reality is somehow stodgy and bad. This has infected the church as well, where catering to youth sensibilities and culture has become all-important. We can't expect people to grow up and worship as the church has done for thousands of years - oh no - we have to change worship into a event for young people who don't want to grow up.

And I'm saying all this as a person barely out of her twenties. I guess that makes me a "young fogey." :)


Acroamaticus said...

Hi Dawn,

Thanks for your comment.

Let me hasten to add, I'm not against young people, in fact I was once young myself!!

It's all a matter of keeping things in perspective, and I just thought Craig's "riff" was brilliant.

I follow your blog with interest.

Peace & Joy in the Lord!

L P said...

I love it!