Circa 1970, I was invited to a youth revival meeting at a friend's church. They had an alter call, inviting all the youth to profess being saved.
I was the only youth to stay back with the adults. I really remember the intense psychology pressure to join the youth. But the pressure would have been greater had I joined the alter: I knew that path was not going to be mine. It was a no-win situation for me. I didn't go again.
Anyways, well written Benjamin. It's been a while since I encountered an article of yours.