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All you can do is show them the correct path to follow.
Originally posted by ownbestenemy
Originally posted by darkbake
Very well-written. The OP is showing a simple cause-and-effect relationship.
One that has a speculative relationship nonetheless, but if it fits your view of the world I guess it was "very well-written". It was skewed to fit the narrative of the OPs assertion that "hard-core Christian right conservatives" is the cause of teen pregnancy. There is no direct cause and effect going on. It may be a factor and lead to it, but the issue isn't that simple, no matter how people want to play it.
I imagine (oh wait know) it must be similar with sex ed. Although people should be free to practice their own religion, that doesn't make it effective.edit on 9-12-2012 by darkbake because: (no reason given)
It could be and it could not be. Many more factors other than religious teaching go into this equation. Take for instance a study cited by Teenhelp.com:
-- 82 percent feel that teens should not be sexually active.
-- 73 percent feel that being a virgin should not be embarrassing
-- 58 percent feel that high-school age teens should not be sexually active
-- Fewer than one half of teens in high school have had sex
Those are interesting numbers and obviously we cannot discern their upbringing to make a correlation; just like the OP cannot. Just because you agree with the premise doesn't make it correct. Even the link I provided leads to an article discussing teen pregnancy and religion. They go so far to say that "Many studies suggest that the link between teenage pregnancy and religion indicate that religious teens are having sex more often than non-religious teens." While it very well may be true, why not link or cite those studies? If there are many, it shouldn't be hard to do so.
I have a hard time seeing how the OP is well-written sense it is steeped in ideology and religious baiting.
Originally posted by jimmiec
reply to post by Miccey
Actually their hymens were checked on a semi regular basis. My oldest daughter was a virgin when she married. It's not rocket science. Females need regular examinations down there anyway.
Originally posted by Kargun
I'm sick of the Christian bashing on this site.
Your whole post has nothing to do with Christianity. It is a lack of education.
It takes very little effort to browse the internet to see that CHRISTIANS are by far, im talking 1000% more cheritable then ANY other religion including athiests or agnostic.
Who started public education?
Who started the sally anne?
Who Started Blood Banks?
Christians value every life as a bloody miracle.
Next reply will be`Christions Start all the wars, lets get rid of religion`
Seriously...... 4 of the biggest tyrants and murderers in the 20th century were ATHIESTS!
It`s a fact, google my friend.
As a Christian Im ordered to love my enimies but some of you make it damn hard