September 22nd, 2019



I sometimes wonder if the drop in church attendance attributed to millennials has less to do with the rise of the Information Age and more of a logical conclusion to the generation-long conflation of religion and morality. "What happens behind closed doors" was universal code for the polarity of public versus private attitudes hiding behind outwardly decent, God-fearing folk. Yet our children were there with us behind those closed doors; they heard our vitriol, watched our reprehensible behavior toward ourselves and others, and understood all too well the manifestation of the seven-deadly sins hiding behind our pasted on smiles and false shock over hearing of others doing exactly what we were guilty of or worse. Let us bear the responsibility for their rejection.