Monday, August 28, 2006

The most obnoxious generation

Preachers are aware that it helps to know those you're preaching to. If you ever preach to baby boomers, you might be interested in a recent BBC News article evaluating that generation:
Baby boomers like to trumpet their generation's achievements. But their fondness for conspicuous consumption and foreign travel has led to many a modern-day ill, from rising debt to environmental woes.
The article quotes Joe Queenan, who wrote, "If you want the God's honest truth, baby boomers are the most obnoxious people in the history of the human race."

4 Comments:

Blogger contratimes said...

Well, it's hard to disagree with that.

8:48 PM, August 28, 2006  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Ha!

9:14 PM, August 28, 2006  
Blogger Bob said...

Great quote from Queenan. I'd have to agree. Whenever I've brought up similar thoughts in conversation I also get, "But what about rock 'n roll, and what about the civil rights movement, etc. But it's hard to avoid the conclusion that ours has been an incrdibly self-regarding and boastful generation.

7:00 AM, August 29, 2006  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Yes it has. And to be fair, advances in civil rights were mostly made by the parents of the boomers.

6:16 PM, August 29, 2006  

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