June 17th, 2008


Sexual abstinence outside marriage

Being one of the few people alive who has extensive experience with this, I'll just notify you that it saves some money but it doesn't save your soul.

I just read an article in an earlier issue of New Scientist claiming that there were federally sponsored programs in many American states promoting sexual abstinence as a kind of pregnancy prevention plan. That's incredibly stupid. As already the Bible points out, people can't abstain from sex without divine intervention or a special gift, kinda like the ability to heal but seemingly less common. Teaching abstinence as a way to prevent pregnancy is like teaching the laying on of hands as a cure for appendicitis. It is utterly missing the point.