Okay so basically I will start out by saying this is not for me but for a friend who is 17 (like me) and whose parents are very possibly going to get divorced. He talked to me about it and was upset. But I couldn’t help notice that he seems to have lost much faith through all this, because his parents used to talk to him about the importance of Christianity and marriage, etc. “They kept telling me how important that was” he said, “…Christianity as a foundation of marriage…how important the sacrament of marriage is, how sacred…they were just b_____ing me”.
I was at a loss of words however, I couldn’t correct him on that or find the words and explanations. I do not believe that religion whether Catholic or any other is responsible for divorce, yet I do not know how to explain this. I understand that my friend is really upset about what is going on and it probably seems easy to blame religion among other things. I don’t feel this is fair response for his part. Personally I feel that there is more to divorce than a supposed nonexistent faith or any other seemingly hollow and desperate reason. I guess I can’t know for sure since I’ve never gone through the sacrament itself. I can’t seem to explain my way of thinking but I really think he’s trying to blame Catholicism and his faith almost blindly.
Can anyone please suggest how I can explain to him at least that religion is not to blame? I feel that besides him many others tend to blame religion when things go wrong without really considering everything.
Thanks to anyone that can help!