Whether real or staged, the hurling of insults and aggressive behaviour dominated mainstream press coverage of the ceremony surely much to the delight of MTV. But what if the mainstream media considered that young people actually use incidents such as this and celebrity culture in a wider sense in a whole host of complex ways to negotiate their identities? A well-publicised survey of UK parents with children under ten years old voted both Cyrus and Minaj as the worst role models for their daughters.
A regional conference put on by the newly formed Urantia Communities of the Northwest. It was truly an amazing event, to say the least, but it was missing youth participation.
So where are the young people? They are all around us everyday. Well, unfortunately they seem to be in shockingly short supply. The open minded cultural movement of love and self discovery of those times was the perfect soil for the revelation to grow and an amazing number of people including many young became readers in a short period of time.
The UB tells us: As mind reaches out into the future, it is attempting to evaluate the future significance of possible action. And having thus reckoned with both experience and wisdom, the human will exercises judgment-decision in the present, and the plan of action thus born of the past and the future becomes existent.
My understanding of this problem has developed out of my life experiences. Therefore, I feel my experiences have given me an understanding of my generation that few share.
The break up of the Foundation and the Brotherhood, the Fall of Vern Grimsly, and the growth of the teaching mission. All of these events had incredible effects on the Urantia community of those days, and continue to influence us today.
The events of those times should not be taken lightly.
Not that they need to be dug up but that they need to be acknowledged if we desire to have a honest conversation about our history and where we find our movement in and going forward. These events had a devastating effect on our community for a few specific reasons.
One, they started a culture of separation. That groups of us had separate missions while studying the same exact teachings.
Two, they caused incredible disappointment. When you have such strong leadership, that you place so much expectation on, the let down is significant if they falter.
The desire to support new leaders and trust in strong leadership has been largely lost in our community. Third, in my opinion, we have not yet figured out what our primary mission is as kingdom believers. Well when I say Buddhist you instantly have a clear image of what being Buddhist means right?
That is how we come across to observers. That is not to say these readers are not living these teachings in their daily lives or are kind and beautiful people.
We know they are. Because that is what we primarily do.
People, especially young, want to be part of something. Not something deep and complex but something tangible, fulfilling, and now!
Being part of a book club is not very exciting. Though it might have some spiritual fulfilment, once you get deep enough, it is not enough to attract but a few. Here is my idea for moving forward and discovering who we are as a movement. It is a fact that the 5th Epochal Revelation does not in fact tell us to study and know the papers of the Urantia Book.
What it DOES say is this: When the whole of our movement, most importantly the leadership, is committed to this mission we will be overflowing with families and youth. When our message and purpose is simple and tangible we will be shocked by how many people find us and join our cause.
If you think we do please leave it in the comments. Not one that unites us and makes us jump out of bed every morning! And until we do find this our community will continue to splinter into many different minimally effective social groups.
Losing the potential power we all know we would find if we united behind Jesus and his life saving message. Let us develop together a message we can all unite behind.Youth Central is the Victorian Government website for young people aged , filled with great information about life from every angle, including: How to find a job, Study and training options, Moving out of home, and much more.
Official GC Lessons for young people between the ages of Cornerstone Connections - Official Sabbath Resources for youth () and youth leaders. The. Official GC Lessons for young people between the ages of Cornerstone Connections – Official Sabbath Resources for youth () and youth leaders.
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