Saturday, May 1, 2010

Bible studies

Just a little postscript to yesterday's submission- something you will never see in Canada.
Here I am at Forza, Puyallup's internet coffee rendezvous, and at the next table are a group of young people. What's so unusual about that, you ask? Why, they are a bible study group.
The topic seems to be "God's fingerprint on creation." These are evangelicals and therefore far removed from my own Catholic tradition, but I think it's still remarkable and encouraging that a spontaneous group of teenagers are clearly rejecting the anti Christian brainwashing that is so overwhelming in the media and public education establishments.
Evangelicals (a blanket and probably not very accurate term) are usually unaware of the fact that just about everything relating to the Christian message has been thoroughly thought through by Christian philosophers and theologians. So they are trying to reinvent the wheel, so to speak. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. I wish them well. Christianity has always been revolutionary and these are the new generation of revolutionaries.
Canadians don't like to admit it, but we are inveterate copiers of American trends. How long before we see young Canadians studying the bible in Starbucks.

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