Wednesday, November 04, 2009

So it is our fault again?

I heard someone said that the demise of Evangelicalism is due to the Baby Boomers.

Why is it our fault now? We are the market, it is not our fault if the marketeers attract us and customized their product for our consumption, is it?

Go easy on us baby boomers. Most of us have aging parents, and many of us are caring for those who have gone before and those who are going after us. Most fellow baby boomers I know are in this situation. Many of us are gradually becoming mourners, burying their loved ones if not their friends. Like me, they have nothing for their retirement.

14 comments:

Steve said...

I'm in the same boat!

David Cochrane said...

We have the promises of Jesus that we will be cared for. That is what we have for retirement.

God's peace. †

L P said...

Steve,

We are on this together.

St. David,

So true, it is the Lord's chance to care and provide for us now.

LPC

David Cochrane said...

St Lito

As he has all along.

Mark Henderson said...

Lito,

What do you regard as the cut-off point between baby-boomers and gen-x?
When I was a teen we were told we were gen-x, but since then social commentators seem to have brought the baby boom forward by quite a few years. (I was born in 1963, and my parents were both born during WWII - wow, that makes me feel old!)

L P said...

Pr. M,

I read 1946-65 are the baby-boomers and so you will be one of us.

My kid brother is as old as you.

I am showing my age.

LPC

David Cochrane said...

Brethren,

What I like to think on during aches, pains and loss of function is that in Jesus we are have eternal life. So we are still quite young! :D

Praise to thee O Christ

Mark Henderson said...

Lito,

That leads to an identity crisis!

My particular birth year cohort has always been defined by the Boomers in a negative sense, e.g. grew up with the negative prospects of the 1970s instead of unlimited ones of the 1960s, graduated high school into the recession of the early 1980s, were defined either by our conservatism or our nihilism rather than the radicalism or idealism of the Boomers.
So, I'm going to stick with the gen-x label.
I read something last night - gen-x starts in the early 1960s and goes until 1976 - seems about right.

L P said...

D.C.

Hahahaha, yes, think of the prospects - eternal life has no ageing process. LOL.

LPC

L P said...

Pr. M.,

Radicalism - I can attest to that.

When I was in uni I was part of the philosophy club. There were two kinds of people there the mild agnostics and the hard atheists. I was with the latter.

I remember even my idealism brought depression in me.

LPC

J. K. Jones said...

I guess that makes me Gen-X, being born after 1965.

You ought to read what all they blame us for. I have yet to find a generally positive description of "my generation."

L P said...

JK,

At least my generation blame their parents, they got tired of their hypocrisy - that is what I can remember.

I do lament Gen X's condition but being a boomer, we probably blame ourselves for that too.

LPC

Mark Henderson said...

The generation who really did it tough were those born of WWI parents who grew up in the Depression and then went to WWII, only to come home and have Boomer kids! ;0)

L P said...

I guess we boomers should have given our folks some slack. It is our fault that we grew up this way ;-)

LPC