vendredi, octobre 27, 2006

Is age a faith-killer?

Lately, I noticed how many of my long time friends that were believers when I met them are nowadays Atheists or at least Agnostics. Especially those who were pagans (or sort of) - or at least liberal monotheists.

Its quite an interesting phenomenon. Now, don't get me wrong: This isn't a rant about people becomming aspritual. Those friends still ARE my friends and not only do I perfectly respect their way, also do these private matters not affect me or our friendship in any way. There's nothing wrong with being just honest to yourself and others and saying what you actually do believe or not. On the contrary, I think it's a good thing.

I am just talking about personal thoughts here.
Sometimes, I feel myself kind of "outmoded" when I see that I am the only one who still believes in the same things I believed years ago. am I this different? You would almost say that maybe the phenomenon is tied to aging. You start as a young and faithful idealst and end up as a faithless realist. Fortunately, it happens also to people younger than me, so there's hope that it isn't just a matter of time to see me become agnostic, or even athist.

2 commentaires:

mauser*girl a dit…

I assume that I am one of the friends you're talking about, having gone from pagan to agnostic in the space of about three years or so.

I'm not sure what "did it". I guess spirituality just kind of left in favor of something else. I don't know whether I would call it common sense, because that would imply that faith is something stupid, and I don't feel that way. It's just that the more I am around people, the less I see the divine.

Diana Kennedy a dit…

Sounds credible to me. Guess we can't really choose. "it" comes or it goes.