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What was the reaction to hippie movement in 60s?

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    Posted: 28 May 2016 at 02:11
Hi! I'm high school student and and they assigned me a project about the hippie movement .
I already have it made 70% but I lack the political reaction and the Church against this movement Disapprove
There is one who knows about it? 
Thanks very much!!!Big smile
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@Itart:

Initially, politicians didn't understand the "Hippy" subculture, and when they thought that they did, they branded it as being subversive, particularly in the USA and Australia who, at the time, had troops fighting an unpopular war in VietNam. While the hippies preached peace and love, the older generation, in many cases, reacted with violence when peaceful demonstrations were held. The hipy subculture saw a dramatic increase in so-called "psychadelic drugs" like LSD, mescaline and psylocibin (magic mushrooms).

As for religion, again, initially most churches viewed the hippy subculture as being anti-Christ and anti family values, as this was the begining of the era when many young people lived and slept together, outside of wedlock quite openly. In the past, it had happened but was frowned upon by mainstream society.

But like most fads, the hippy subculture gradually waned and todays grandparents can only look back with happy memories of the time.


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With the Vietnam war, etc. there was a lot of soul searching and pseudo-soul searching.  Religion and philosophy were ways of adapting to the changes, there was of course, the established religions, but there was a lot religious movements (Like the Jesus Freaks (I think)), and alternative religions.  Religion was important to some more for its social message than for any revelatory, metaphysical claims.

Look at some musicals of the era, in Hair you have a communion scene in the park with LSD laced wafers.  Godspell shows a alternative community around a Jesus figure.  On the other hand, one interpretation of the peace symbol is of a cross with its arms broken.
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