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SecularMotion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 11:28 AM
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Evangelicalsí Collapsing Sexual Mores
Iím coming a bit late to this piece, but the October 2011 issue of Relevant magazine contains a must-read article for those who see the need for a rather profound cultural course correction. It turns out that 80 percent of unmarried evangelicals (18 to 29) are sexually active. Yes, 80 percent. For all unmarried young adults the total is 88 percent. Oh, and even as 80 percent of young unmarried evangelicals are sexually active, 76 percent of evangelicals still believe sex outside of marriage is wrong. Even worse, 65 percent of women who abort their children identify as Catholic or Protestant Christian ó thatís 650,000 Christian abortions per year.

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/285426/evangelical...
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 11:37 AM
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1. always the doomsayers.
I love the NR article which claims that the facts mean we need a massive change in our culture. Hey, doofus, society is what it is. How about a massive change in the victorian, bizarre, unnatural and evil teachings of the church which require abstinence, yet look the other way when ministers and priests get their rocks off on innocent little boys and girls? Or am I asking too much?

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TheDebbieDee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 11:48 AM
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2. Knock it off, Chairman! You're making too much sense!
By your way of thinking, our culture would have to become more accepting of LGTB people, fat people and people who occasionally smoke a blunt to kill their pain or to just feel better.

As a culture, we would have too much time on our hands if we no longer tried to force or legislate this victorian "proper" behavior in our society.

You are asking far too much from us hypocritical Americans!
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 01:19 PM
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8. darn. I apologize.
Is it too late?
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saras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 11:56 AM
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3. So they're incompetent at sex and relationships, and conclude they need to be regulated. No surprise
Where do you think these come from?
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 12:22 PM
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4. Doesn't surprise me. Plenty of people in church pay lip service to the idea that sex outside
marriage is wrong, but that doesn't mean that they don't indulge in it.




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Jim__ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 12:22 PM
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5. Sexually active meaning have had sex.
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Leontius Donating Member (380 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 01:07 PM
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6. So Christians, Evangelical or other are human and subject to
Edited on Sat Dec-10-11 01:07 PM by Leontius
the same emotions, desires, actions and contradictions of every human on the planet.
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BlueToTheBone Donating Member (196 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 10:05 PM
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12. And have become Self Loathers and so they project
their own "failings" onto others.
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 01:08 PM
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7. No news
When has hypocrisy NOT been a part of religion?
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 01:26 PM
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9. This is nothing new
Their actions have long been in direct opposition to their words.
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MedicalAdmin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 04:06 PM
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10. This is not news.
20 years ago I was a member of a touring rock band. It was well known on the college circuit that if you went to a state school the after concert, er, activities were good, bu if you truly wanted to get your freak on you played the religious colleges or near to them. Frank Zappa was right.
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bighughdiehl Donating Member (284 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 06:22 PM
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11. Ah, yes.
This exposes one of the perennial self-contradictions
of conservatism. here's a hint, evangelical assholes:
if you want single people to fuck less, then maaaayyybbbeeee
you shouldn't be so supportive of today's corporate capitalist
system which simply does not allow most 18-25
year olds to be financially capable of marrying and supporting
a family
:shrug: :shrug:

Also, if you want to lament families not spending enough
time together, then mmmmaaaaaaayyyybbbeeee you need to not be so
supportive of the aforementioned system which requires
many people to work 70 hours a week?
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