Current and future generations are moving towards spiritual ignorance

Current and future generations are moving towards spiritual ignorance
At this time of year when we go through Lent and move on to Good Friday and Easter Sunday, there are a good number of people who spend some time pondering about their spirituality. Thanks to spiritual exercises that are still being organized in Christian communities, and special services which are carried out in churches, this at least draws people towards the real value of Lent, Good Friday and Easter. But is it drawing the majority of the Christians, or are there many who are still thinking about bunnies, egg hunts and such commercial items and activities mainly?

There are many people who are in truth being quite oblivious to the true meaning of Easter. Most parents place more importance on making this a fun time of the year for their kids, rather than explaining to them the why and how Jesus died and about his subsequent resurrection. Simply taking children to the Easter Sunday mass is not quite enough, as if you were to ask children what they understand by Lent, and Easter, they are most likely going to say that it is that time of year when they get many delicious chocolate eggs and go on egg hunts.

All in all I feel that we are in the process of having a current and future spiritually ignorant generations, mainly due to the fact that commercialization is taking over this time of year, and parents are not taking the time to help their children understand the profound meaning of Easter.

Agree

sspi

Sadly yes

It has become difficult to find people who are truly appreciating the beauty of religion. Young people and even children are not being taught well enough in many societies nowadays, and they are indeed moving towards spiritual ignorance. I feel that the world has changed so much in the past decade or so in this regard and it is shocking to see how certain fundamental aspects of religion, ethics and morality are not being given heed to, let alone followed properly.
Posted by sspi on 03-20-2017
Jeshurun

I agree

Modern generation is moving towards spiritual ignorance with such an alarming rate, people act as if their is no God. Some feel they've known God for so long that their is no need to keep serving him, achievement is now believed to come by only working smart. Often, attempts to emphasize on the importance of spirituality is being played down.

Things shouldn't continue this way, all those with the ministry of revival should speak up and enforce change by preaching and reaching out to backsliding souls. The world needs serious revival.

Posted by Jeshurun on 03-22-2017
wiiky28

I Agree

I have to agree with you on this one. The world is really changing so fast and many of our youths today are becoming faithless and spiritually ignorant. Some of them don't even want to have anything to do about religion. The ones being forced by their parents end up becoming have baked christians. They can't defend or even explain whatever they it is that they believe in. I don't know who exactly to blame but I feel that yeah, with what it going on now, there might even reach a time when every other christian celebration just becomes a time of merriment and a kind of social feast or gathering.
Posted by wiiky28 on 03-20-2017

Disagree

Cristian

Well not really

Sure in the West Christianity is losing ground, fast, more and more people stop believing in God or going to church.

But this is not about the West, Islam is winning ground and is actually expanding every day and in a couple of years will be the world's biggest "religion". A religion that holds political views, social views, and war type ideology all merged into one dangerous mixture to man kind.

Posted by Cristian on 03-21-2017
Mahshiemonalisa

depends on your definition of spirituality

I do not agree. If you define spirituality strictly as knowledge of the Judeo Christian faith, then yes, many Americans are more ignorant of the tenets of this faith currently than in years past. However, I think it's too general to say that all spirituality has been lost. It seems like America is in a great spiritual shift. I see many positive things about our current generation. They have a strong interest in social justice, equality, fairness, freedom, kindness, and love. These are all spiritual ideas.
Posted by Mahshiemonalisa on 03-20-2017

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