Wednesday, March 02, 2011

I don't know what to make of this article...

The article from Christianity Today is here.

It is certainly disturbing behavior, but I have to admit I have trouble getting my brain around the very notion of the cutting/self-mutilation fad that is going on amongst teenagers today. The whole concept is so foreign to my brain; even as a teenager I feel confident in saying I wouldn't have thought that was remotely cool. I do always try to empathize with people and try not to be judgmental and all. We all have problems we battle, but this is just so strange to me that I have trouble even empathizing with people who do it because it seems so illogical and disgusting to me.

I just don't know what to make of this article...

1 comment:

Wesley 'Whitey Lawful' Mcgranor said...

They are trying to make it piety. Self-mutilation started with Generation X. Just another example of post counterculture-popular culture and why it should not be in church. The postmodern church has gotten worldly written all over it. A Christain psychologist would do good by analyzing it.