Thursday, December 4, 2008

No One Will Get Hurt

Teenagers today have been duped into believing that premarital sex is OK because it doesn’t hurt anybody. They assume they can do whatever they want with their bodies, and if that means sex, it’s all right. They further argue that sex is a lot better than being involved in drugs or alcohol. And they insist that, with proper care, they can avoid pregnancy and disease.

When teenagers try to rationalize sex by claiming that it doesn’t hurt anyone, two main elements are at work. First, these people willfully turn a blind eye to the pain that premarital sex has already caused in countless lives around them. Second, they give in to relativistic thinking and rely on situational ethics to guide them rather than an absolute standard of right and wrong.

It doesn’t take a sociological genius to know how seriously people are hurt by premarital sex. All you have to do is read a newspaper. Our society is hurting terribly from unwanted pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases, abortion and so on. All a teenager has to do is look around the classroom to see broken relationships and emotional wreckage caused by premarital sex. Teenagers who think they will be spared this pain are lying to themselves. They are being willfully ignorant. They think the rules don’t apply to them.

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