More and more teens are turning away from religion

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  1. Christian

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    More and more kids are moving away from religion. As this article from the Wall Street Journal suggests, values and morals are formed during adolescent years, but kids are questioning religion more intensely these days, creating a sort of "spiritual crisis" among teens.

    The Teenage Spiritual Crisis
     
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    Nihilism is extremely "sexy" during the teenage years. Changes come quickly and often brutally. Childlike wonder is replaced by the realization of the ugliness, sorrow and suffering that so many people must endure in life. It's easy to fall into the quagmire of "there is no purpose to life."

    My advice is, although it might be fun to flirt with nihilism, realize that it should only be a step towards something greater. The first step is to open your eyes and realize the world isn't as rosy as you may have been led to believe. But don't get stuck there, it's a trap!

    In the Eastern world, philosophy and religion are often one in the same thing. It's regrettable that the honest search for truth (which is the goal of science) has been obscured by the superstition and fanaticism of religion. I might go so far as to say that it's regrettable that science, religion and philosophy are all separate fields. There is a way to bring them all together, to live harmoniously with each other, and if a person is able to do that, then he will have discovered the true means of escape from the nihilism quagmire.
     

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