Things To Read Today: Ego Depletion and Godless Millennials

I can’t get my hands off the internet, or get my eyes off of every article about dolphin language and anything Jezebel or i09 put out. Maybe I have ego depletion. Let’s see what this interesting article on the Internets says about that…. (along with unassumingly and thoroughly debunking Freud). By the way, You Are Not So Smart sounds like a promising blog.

Pope Benedict.
Pope Benedict. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Speaking about self-restraint and self-delusion, young people these days are godless heathens. That’s the way things are going, and it’s for the better. The Washington Post’s Figuring Faith blog writes on Millennials losing faith in religious institutions, particularly the Catholic Church.  I can attest to this with more than a handful of anecdotal evidence and personal experience.

According to the article, 76 percent agree that present-day Christianity has “good values and principles,” and 63 percent believe that Christianity “consistently shows love for other people,” but 

On the other hand, strong majorities also agree that modern-day Christianity is “hypocritical” (58 percent), “judgmental” (62 percent), and “anti-gay” (64 percent).

So people are waking up, (although that may be momentary and a sign of youthful rebeliousness, and these same Millennials might return to their congregations later in life, as the article notes, when they’re settled and resigned and boring).

But maybe this is a trend for good and for the better, and the world is not entirely hopeless. Perhaps mindless bigotry against women, gays and other races will continue to fade in the rearview mirror.

So what do you think?

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