The catholic youth is gathering in Madrid these days. I happened to see an interview on tv with a couple of German participants and couldn’t help noticing, that the interviewed specimen were not of the attractive sort. So I thought, religion might be a resort for those who don’t belong to the cool gang in school. But as I googled for some pictures to make this point, I was surprised to find mostly pictures of young people who are not so much aesthetically disadvantaged but seem to be more of the quiet, shy variation. Still pretty, though. So, my question is still not solved. What makes young people today stick with religion at an age, when they should be revolting against (if they were born into it, which most of us are) and questioning the religious stories one is dished, when a child. Peer pressure, maybe? The hope to find a sexual partner among those you happen to know? Must be, as there is no other reason I can fathom. But what’s the point, as they are not allowed to shag untill married? Might as well get married at home first. Don’t get me wrong, Madrid is a lovely place, but going there just for a kiss and a cuddle?