posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 05:28 PM
Originally posted by beergoggles
The question remains: Who's morality.
Morality and religious values are directly connected.
Exactly who is the victim in the crime of prostitution? Your values?
Whose morality? The morality of the majority, the governing majority. It could be as small as an Amish community or as large as a state.
One's religion does define one's morality, but so does common sense. Keep that in mind, because it is an important point.
You keep wanting to bring Christianity into this discussion, and by doing so, build an argument that Christians are forcing their morality on the rest
Who is the victim in prostitution? The prostitute. We're all adults here; whatever goes on between two people (or more, hell, I don't care) is none
of my business. But the world of prostitution isn't all just negotiated sex, happy and harmless. People enter it for more reasons than just to make
money. Many times it is a method of coping with deep-seated psychological problems due to abuse, neglect, or something else. Many prostitutes are
already drug addicts before they are prostitutes. They get wrapped up with some scumbags that give them drugs and sell them, then discard them like an
empty beer can. Then where do they go? Where can they go? Back to the streets, doing whatever they have to to make it through one more hour, one more
And you think the first thing on their mind is getting a clean bill of health from the local clinic? How long is that good for, anyway? Till their
next partner? Very possibly. They would have to be checked after each encounter to guarantee that they are not infected with an STD.
So it isn't as simple as saying that Christians are forcing their morality down our throats. It's just not true, to begin with. The issue is much