I’ve recently overheard a conversation between a teenage boy and an older lady.
Boy: ‘Are vampires and werewolves for real?’
Lady: ‘Quran doesn’t mention them, so we don’t believe in their existence. They are fictitious characters made up by people, just like Spiderman.’
Boy: ‘But Wikipedia says that vampires are real.’
This simple question by a teenager is, as a matter of fact, a very serious issue for us grown ups. Where is our younger generation heading towards? Do we laugh at their silly ideas? Do we scold them for comparing a holy book to a website? Do we start preaching their young, restless minds? Do we continue letting the television and internet raise our children for us?
If we, as responsible adults, do not strengthen their faith and beliefs now, it might just be too late.