Generation X does not trust organized religion. When confronted with questions about God, many bypass their local pastor and, instead, cruise the information highway, asking questions, sharing opinions, looking for answers. CT entered the world of chat rooms and message boards, via America Online, to hear busters give their opinions on God, the church, and being a member of Generation X.

How can churches serve our generation? By acknowledging that everyone has their faults, by supporting people in crisis without judging and by facing the issues we deal with every day. Our generation is very practical: Show me relevance. Help me deal with career decisions, morality, AIDS, dysfunctional families, substance abuse.

- Maria, 21 years old

Los Angeles, CA


The church must stop propagating itself as the be-all and end-all of morality and come forth humbly with the acknowledgment that it is not perfect.

- Tim, 17 years old

Philadelphia, Penn.


If you have questions, how do you talk to a minister who has no question to ask or who makes himself unapproachable? For a generation who have found much of what they believe to be false, lots of doubt exists.

I believe that, as a whole, the world has become so corrupt that God has given us almost total free will and we're destroying ourselves.

- Mistie, 20 years old

Houston, Tex.


Organized religion is the problem with society. There is no need for church. If people did stuff for themselves, rather than spending time asking God to do it, it would get done faster.

- Ken, 16 years old

Philadelphia, Pa.


Generation X has a very sophisticated ear. They need contemporary ...

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