"people are not trustworthy simply because of their position or because they say that they are trustworthy."
While I do think that "this generation" has some problems of its own, I also think Alan has a very good point about trust and commitment. I think the opposite can be at least as true, in that previous generations maybe had too much trust of authority and committed to church maybe a bit to a fault. Either way, Alan's post is thought provoking. And yes, I do trust the authorities that I know much more than those I don't.