Monday, 07 May 2012
Many teenagers choose to abstain from Christianity, instead choosing to react negatively towards it. Some teenagers choose to portray teenage Christians in a negative way, stereotyping them as overly strict, uncool and pushy people.
Many movies today portray teenage Christianity in such a way that makes Christianity seem very bad. Movies such as Easy A and Saved! portray Christians as uptight, strict, nerdy, bossy people who are always trying to force their views onto others in “God’s Word”.
Teenagers are constantly watching movies, and while they may not necessarily be believing what they see, they still take into consideration what is happening. Has the over stereotyping of teenage Christianity had an affect on people?
What are your thoughts of the affect movies have had on teenager Christianity? Has this portrayal affected the perception of Christian teenagers in society? Has it resulted in other teenagers gaining stereotypes and reacting negatively to their peers as Christians?