- Religion and Philosophy»
- The Role of Religion in History & Society
Religion and Our Youth
Our youth today lack the spiritual foundation that our grandparents and parents grew up on. The youth now don't have prayer in school anymore and some don't have it at home either. That is why our youth today are loss. We were taught to respect our elders and honor our mother and father and our days will be longer. Now a days are youth are so disrespectful.
I feel that lack of religion is why our youth are out of control. Most of them no longer have morales. Most of them accept any and everything that comes at them. I feel that if they had a religious foundation that would not have the mindset most of them have now. The bible teaches us how we should conduct ourselves.
The bible taught us that its ok to spank your children. It taught us how to not accept things that we know are wrong. It taught us that it's ok to save yourself for marriage. It taught us that you must not follow anyone that you felt was not leading you in a positive way. It taught us that if we were struggling with anything to give it to the Lord.
Nowadays the kids are committing suicide because they're trying to deal with it on their own. The youth today no longer respecting their mother,father or grandparents. They feel that they know the answer to their problems; which is drugs, sex or violence. They also lack social skills due to todays technology. Some of them have never stepped foot in a church or picked up and read a bible.
We need to take our youth back and teach them the the key to life is putting the Lord first. It starts with our parents today. We must stop letting everyone else teach our kids how to deal with life and lead them to the Lord. Just because they took religion out of school doesn't mean we can't teach them at home. We need to lay down a solid spiritual foundation for our youth to learn and follow; so that they can teach their future children how to put the Lord first and everything else second.