Monday 5 December 2016

This emptiness is due to a lack of faith in God

Published 07/11/2013 | 21:30

* Suicide among young people over the past few years has reached epidemic proportions, particularly among young males. This is immensely sad.

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During my lifetime, and I am 62 now, the changes in society have been immense. When I was a child back in the 1950s and 1960s, we had one part-time radio station and a few newspapers. There was no TV until the mid-60s and the internet was unheard of.

Families were often very large, living in modest two- or three-bed houses with as many as nine or 10 children. Mothers worked in the home and the fathers were the bread winners. Very few people had either phones or cars.

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