Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Rate of Premarital Sex Has Remained Constant Since 50's

More than nine out of 10 Americans, men and women alike, have had premarital sex, according to a new study. The high rates extend even to women born in the 1940s, challenging perceptions that people were more chaste in the past.

“The data clearly show that the majority of older teens and adults have already had sex before marriage, which calls into question the federal government’s funding of abstinence-only-until-marriage programs for 12- to 29-year-olds,” Finer said.

“It would be more effective,” Finer said, “to provide young people with the skills and information they need to be safe once they become sexually active — which nearly everyone eventually will.”

Personally, I am shocked and appalled. How dare people choose to engage in healthy, enjoyable behavior. I, for one, think that we should not instruct young adults to use condoms. That way, when they inevitably engage this type of appalling behavior and have not been instructed to use any sort of protection, we can actually say it's unhealthy! That way we can mask our religious rhetoric under the banner of "health".

Those "liberals" are always trying to get me to instruct my teens to use condoms if they engage in sex. But that's just encouraging them to engage in dangerous sexual behavior! That's also why I never instructed my kids to use a fire extinguisher. That's just encouraging them to set themselves on fire! But that's just what those liberals want to happen!


Haggard’s Church Launches Witch Hunt to Out Closeted Gay Staffers

The Soviet-style turn-in-your-neighbors pogrom has already produced results, with the announcement of the resignation of an associate pastor.

Just think: If Jesus had encouraged his apostles to rat each other out, perhaps he would have gotten wind of Judas’ scheme to turn him over to the Romans, and he could have avoided the whole cruxifixion, ascending-into-heaven thing.


An Inconvenient Truth For Christians

This Christmas, let's not forget about this striking character of Greek Mythology. Let me first make it clear that Mithras significantly predates the story of Jesus.

  • Mithra was born of a virgin on December 25th in a cave, and his birth was attended by shepherds.
  • He was considered a great traveling teacher and master.
  • He had 12 companions or disciples.
  • Mithra's followers were promised immortality.
  • He performed miracles.
  • As the "great bull of the Sun," Mithra sacrificed himself for world peace.
  • He was buried in a tomb and after three days rose again.
  • His resurrection was celebrated every year.
  • He was called "the Good Shepherd" and identified with both the Lamb and the Lion.
  • He was considered the "Way, the Truth and the Light," and the "Logos," "Redeemer," "Savior" and "Messiah."
  • His sacred day was Sunday.
  • Mithra had his principal festival of what was later to become Easter.
  • His religion had a eucharist or "Lord's Supper," at which Mithra said, "He who shall not eat of my body nor drink of my blood so that he may be one with me and I with him, shall not be saved."

Monday, December 18, 2006