One Blood Under God
For millennials and Generation Z, the interest in patriotism, religion and family have fallen by 9%, 12% and 16%, respectively. Values are changing from the past and this may be good and bad. Just because society is viewed as “progressive” does not mean that it serves us any better than it once did.
A religion is a particular system of faith and worship. For many people who have had the blessing of being taught about God from an early age, religion has helped guide their life through adversity and through good times. However, it is important to note that religion and spirituality are not always the same.
Many people can be religious and attend church “for the hell of it.” For these people, God does not look down upon them with good favor; going through the motions is not loveworthy. And then there are spiritual people who may not attend church but believe the bible and that Christ was the son of god who was sacrificed in order to save humanity; they show god their love in privacy. For these people, god shines his light on them.
So if you utilize religion or spirituality for purposes other than the love for Christ and God our creator, then you are not helping yourself much. Religion is still important because it helps guide our life; it gives us a purpose besides our selfish human desires which often lead us into temptations, lust and sin. Religion is the foundation which helps connect us to each other and to our creator.
Raising a family is also still very important! In the bible it says, “man shall leave his parents and unite with woman and become one.” It pleases God to see man and woman unite. In the bible it goes on to say, “For man was created first, but God saw that man was lonely, so he created woman out of man.” God gave us the power to create and it should feel good to bring a new being into this world.
The loss of interest in raising a family can be risky because it may promote promiscuity. Family and religion are the bedrocks to living an honest and loyal life; this does not mean that it always happen! But at least they help. But being single or with a significant other for too long, especially in this day and age, can lead to shifting interests which may result in breakups, unhappiness and even mental illness.
Lastly, patriotism is still important as well! No group of people should isolate themselves and believe that they are better than others; God does not favor arrogance. He created all colors and ethnicities; we are all one blood under God. But what we should do is be patriotic by loving and supporting our country. By coming together, this helps us remain united and advance society in the right direction.
Overall, religion, family and patriotism are values which are not as important among millennials and Generation Z. But just because a trend arises, does not mean that you have to agree with it, or even worse, participate in it. Stand up for what you believe in!
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