In CNN’s manufactured lifestyle article today (headline “More teens becoming ‘fake’ Christians”), a lovely white woman, dressed demurely, stands in front of an antebellum mansion. Her complaint? Teens today say they are Christian, but in reality this is what they believe:
Many teenagers thought that God simply wanted them to feel good and do good — what the study’s researchers called “moralistic therapeutic deism.”
This scores a bit of a religious criticism trifecta (must they always operate in threes?):
1. Morality cannot exist without religion (their religion, naturally)
2. Mandatory potshot at psychology, and by extension science
3. Belief in God without church trappings means god-is-in-lowercase.
The subliminal message? White people are no longer the absolute power in this country. Get back in the Big House by getting back to your (traditional American) Faith.
Hmmm, and wasn’t that Glenn Beck’s message at yesterday’s Whitestock rally in D.C.? Why, yes it was!
Note to America: If you find something is wrong with teenagers believing the purpose of their faith is to do good, and feel good, the problem is not with the teens.