In an episode of his podcast, Russell Moore interviewed Senator Ben Sasse regarding how perpetual adolescence hurts the church.
One might immediately snap what’s so wrong with that?
Nothing if by that one is referring to 25 year olds still on their parents’ health insurance as authorized under Obamacare or having never worked a day in their lives by the same age.
However, that is apparently not what this phrase is referring to when articulated by certain professional religionists.
Moore states in the opening of his remarks that, no matter how hard his 16 year old lads work in their grocery store jobs, it is nothing in comparison to Sasse’s own sons bailing hay and birthing cattle.
But doesn’t Moore rank among this contemporary breed of Evangelical that condemns those that would retreat from concentrated areas of population, no doubt going so far as to call “racist” Whites preferring a more reclusive and less urban lifestyle?
Often what these religionists mean when they complain about “perpetual adolescence” is not being married off by the age of 23.
Perhaps Moore and Sasse’s time would have been better spent condemning the perpetual welfare recipients that can’t seem to keep their pants on and their legs together in terms of an unending litany of out of wedlock offspring where as in the case of potato chips many can’t seem to stop at just one.
By Frederick Meekins