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The effect of Youth sub culture on religion

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Before I go on an important fact to note is this. Even though a young person may wish to follow the religion that their family follow according to 'The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child' and I quote 'Children must be allowed to speak their own language and practice their own religion and culture'. This information was gathered from 'Childrens rights issue 13 from the nineties volume 13' by Craig Donnellan in May 1990. In 1991 these rights were accepted by the British government and now apply to all children in the united kingdom. I have found that youth sub culture an effect a young persons beliefs and their practice of the Christian religion even though family is found to be the most influential. Even if a subject is not Christian, family can be an influence to it, maybe with parents not being Christian or maybe they are and the youngster rebels from this. ...read more.

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Every Sunday on the BBC is a religious programme called 'Songs of Praise' this programme is a filming of a traditional church service in a different church each week and always has lots of singing hymns and readings out of the bible. Although this is good for Christians that are unable to leave the house maybe due to illness or disability it is pushing youth away from the Christian church. In all of my interviews I did not find one person who said they either regulary watch or even enjoy things they see on occasion. In one interview with a 16 year old female when I asked for her views on songs of praise she asked me what it was and when I explained she just laughed. This is a perception on youth cannot watch things like thatand she thought it was stupid of me to ask that question in the first place. ...read more.

Conclusion

In lower people didn't tend to kind it as they get a chance to learn about other religions such as Hinduism and the Jewish religion. It was the trendy youths that found R.E to be a useful subject and 4/5 enjoy the subject where in the other youth sub cultures only one or two out of five said they enjoyed it. Some people have stronger beliefs then others about R.E being taught in school such as Male, aged 16, Greebo describes R.E as 'brainwashing'. Parents work can outline the social class of an individual youth. For example the Year 11 interviews. Trendy = Middle class, Townie = lower class Greebo = Middle class, Goth = Middle class Trendy = Christian Townie = Not Christian Greebo = No longer Christian Goth = Christian beliefs There is a link here of your families social class to the beliefs you have been brought up with. This ties into Marxist and his theory about how a belief can be brought in by life chances. ...read more.

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