Having a faith in God, and knowing where we came from and having a sure hope for the future can give someone stability. From talking to my parents, and others I have heard how in their day when they were young most teens and people went to some church. Everyone was associated with some religion. Nowadays that is not the case. There was no drug problems with kids back then. They might have drinked a bit, but not drunkeness every weekend.
The theory of evolution has made many believe a personal God is not there. It offers no hope for the future, and it does'nt give convincing proof of how we got here.
Now look at the effects. There is an epidemic of drug and alcohol abuse in the world's youth. I saw a show on tv about kids in New Jersey smoking ice, or some PCP drug mixed with formaldehyde or something. I was sick to myself. The kids were killing themselves. They were in the prime of their life.
I am not blaming all the ills of society only on the science institution, or the theory of evolution. There are problems with religious institutions not preaching the word of God, governments, ect. not doing their job too, but don't tell me science or evolution does'nt have to answer how we got here and where are we going. Don't tell me that science does not have to give a substitute for God. You are responsible for your actions. By your not giving the youth satisfying answers you have failed them. Bad fruitage is what I see.
By the way, I cancelled my subscription to Scientific American. They insulted people who believe in creation, and kept preaching evolution. I did like the astronomy articles, too bad.
Actually, these conditions with our youth falling was prophesied by Amos , a prophet for Israel (at about 803 B.C.E.) at Amos 8:11-13:
"Look! There are days coming,' is the utterance of the Sovereign Lord Jehovah, 'and I will send a famine into the land, a famine not for bread, and a thirst not for water, but for hearing the words of Jehovah. And they will certainly stagger from sea all the way to sea, and from north even to the sunrise. They will keep roving about while searching for the word of Jehovah, but they will not find it. In that day the pretty virgins will swoon away, also the young men, because of the thirst;..."
I am now finished my rant. I feel better now.