I'm so glad I found this site. All these topics banging around in my head have long needed a place to live.
Another thread had a post about the generation gap. This is related to that. I grew up in the 60s, came of age in the 70s, so I'm firmly in the middle of the Baby Boomer generation. So I'm interested if this is true for different generations:
It seems that many, if not most, of us boomers grew up just assuming religion was correct. We went to church, and through choir and youth group, etc., stayed because our friends were there. But a belief in god was just there - for no reason other than our parents had that belief, as did their parents, and so on. It was a philosophy class in college that woke my ass up to other religions on this planet, and it soaked through the neural pathways that those other religions couldn't all be wrong, could they?
Anyway - do later generations (GenX, Millenials, etc) have this same baked-in belief system that had been handed down, or did the boomers wake up and change that? Or - what other factors, if any, changed that?