Monday, April 21

Criticisms of Daughterhood Series: A Blind Follower

Relatively near our home in Richmond, VA there is a commune. The local paper ran a story about it a while back in which they discussed the choice children of the commune have to make as they enter adulthood. Apparently, many 'children of the commune' leave for the 'real' world.

twin oaks commune
Real life isn't a commune.  Alexander Hamilton said, "If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything."

Whether raised as a hippy, flaming liberal, or committed conservative, every child must choose at some point whether to accept, reject, or reconsider their raising. Unfortunately, an increasing number of evangelical youth are rejecting their upbringing in favor of more 'progressive' views.

No doubt there are many daughters living at home who have failed to personally consider and accept their parents' worldview. But there are millions and millions of young people who have skipped off to college and living independently without a second thought.

I'm not saying that going to college or living independently is wrong, but making any decision without careful thought and prayer is dangerous. I believe the unexamined life isn't worth living - God wants us to choose him.

I guess that fits into that little idea called free will.

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