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Old 12-29-2010, 12:37 PM View Post #21 (Link)
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Personally, I think it is more that people are just not as religious right now but their parents were Christian. I'm a baptized Catholic but I haven't gone to church in forever. And this may sound silly but I know a few people that go through the Catholic sacraments just so they can get married in the church, which is pretty reasonable in my opinion. So no, I don't think being Christian is trendy, I think it's just expected and not really a lifestyle (for some people).
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:22 PM View Post #22 (Link)
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I'm a Catholic. Technically. But I haven't went to Church since I was about five (Well apart from Weddings, Funerals, with the school blahdeblah), so I wouldn't really say I'm a very good one. I go to a Catholic school and pretty much no one goes to Church or well, acts the way you'd expect a Catholic to.
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I was babtized as a Presbyterian, but I've never really believed in the teachings. It's just never felt logical to me. I pretty much go to church because I'll be grounded for a week if I don't, rather than because I want to. In my youth group, there are about twenty kids there because it's envigorating socially. They don't really care about church, but the people that are there and the trips they go on. In my school, it's considered cool if you go to youth groups like the Edge or the Point every Wednesday, but the people that are there turn out to be highly narrow-minded and obsessed with using the time for gossip or getting together.
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Where you live, youth groups are for cool kids? Wtf mindblown
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Originally Posted by Wolfie View Post
In my youth group, there are about twenty kids there because it's envigorating socially. They don't really care about church, but the people that are there and the trips they go on.
That's the same as where I'm from. I don't go to any youth groups, but I have friends who do and basically it's just a social gathering.

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Where you live, youth groups are for cool kids? Wtf mindblown
Where I live, the kids who go to youth groups think they're awesome because they go. There are some really popular youth groups, and the people that go to these are the top of the food chain. Next down are ones that go to less "cool" youth groups, and bottom of the chain are the ones likes me who don't go to anything. It's particularly noticeable in my school, because the youth groups are how most people got know each other to begin with.

Society in my town is messed up xD
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so.... there aren't parties are anything?
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There still are... Why would youth groups mean no parties? :L
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It just seems odd to me that the church would have something to do with the social scene among teenagers in this day and age. But I'm used to living in Cincinnati, maybe its different here.
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Where I live, the kids who go to youth groups think they're awesome because they go. There are some really popular youth groups, and the people that go to these are the top of the food chain. Next down are ones that go to less "cool" youth groups, and bottom of the chain are the ones likes me who don't go to anything. It's particularly noticeable in my school, because the youth groups are how most people got know each other to begin with.

Society in my town is messed up xD
How old are you? Because while I can understand that happening when you are 13-16, but by the time kids get around 17/18/19 they have other ways of socialising. Namely, parties where they get drunk and high as lords.
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Originally Posted by DarkRaven View Post
How old are you? Because while I can understand that happening when you are 13-16, but by the time kids get around 17/18/19 they have other ways of socialising. Namely, parties where they get drunk and high as lords.
I'm 15, and the people that go to the youth groups are usually anything from about 13-18, it's just while they're at school really.
But yeah I know what you mean, people tend to grow out of it as they get older - but that just goes to show they're only in it for the social aspect, not because they're really religious.
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