Running through the responses this question about Facebook membership it looks as if a large percentage of CFI members are close to death, that they believe that younger members and that other young people in general have little of importance to say.
This is sad because it is among the younger members of our society that we must find the future of humanism, and a strong opposition to the bigotry of religious belief: it is the older members who should be working with the young to promote this future. Is CFI membership as stultified, ossified, dull, and just plain old and boring as it appears to be from these answers? What affect does this “elder outlook” have on CFI as a functional, successful system, if you can get beyond your own old opinions?
EI, I think that is stereotyping all of us here. I’m over 40 and I am on both Facebook and MySpace. I was encouraged by the younger people, including my sons, for so long that I finally gave in and joined both. I think Humanists do make their presents known on both sites and I do believe they are of all ages, not just the young. However, if you truly believe it is only the young who frequent such sites than I am honoured to be called a youth, esp since I’m pushing further into my 40s every day of my life and getting closer to that 5-0.