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Boys will be Boys… So Shut-Up about your Book, Lady February 19, 2007

Posted by Dan in Main, Must Read, News, Politics, Religion, Sex.

I have been neglecting my blog for the past week… I know. But, work was crazy and the only news seemed to be about Anna Nicole Smith, Britney Spears’ shaved head, or some hikers stupid enough to get lost… none of which I actually consider to be “news” as the events have absolutely no relevance to anyone but those directly involved.

So imagine my surprise when today I was in my car and heard on CNN (satellite radio) that a 17 year old had been sent to jail for 10 years because he had sex. Thats absurd! Clearly some over-zealous father was upset that his daughter turned out to be ‘less than chaste’ and he exercised power he probably shouldn’t have to ruin the life of the boy who she “consensually had intercourse with.” Why did tax dollars pay for this? Why will they be used to pay for this kid’s incarceration? What a waste.

But, my real problem was this woman that CNN had on, who was giving her opinion of what the Bible has to say about sex. Of course, the average age of marriage 2000 years ago was shortly after puberty, the biological indicator, or in the mid teens, but this historical fact did not enter her argument for “family values.” Its not one I’m going to rehash here, but her main point was this: “People who wait until marriage live happier lives.” She actually said that, and I can’t believe the reporter doing the interview didn’t smack her in the face. Anyone who’s actually been married knows this is far from the truth, but thats ignoring the fact that what she said is absolutely impossible to prove or back up with evidence/study/research of any quality.

So where was the voice of reason in this “newscast”? Where was the sociologist (person who studies people) asking “What the hell are you talking about?” In fact, there was no expert of any kind. The woman herself wasn’t even a Biblical Historian (someone who studies the Bible), simply a devout believer with some B.S. Church of This or That credentials.

Where is the accountability in NEWS!? When did saying whatever you want replace factual descriptions of events? When did advancing some religious agenda become more important than the issue that A SEVENTEEN YEAR OLD WAS SENT TO JAIL FOR HAVING SEX!!!!!!!! This is when you take the time to talk about how screwed up our Courts are, not how screwed up our families are. You analyze what happened: why this kid ended up in jail, what occurred during the trial, what evidence was presented, and not why he wasn’t reading the Bible more!

…. My 2 cents

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1. james - February 27, 2007

EXACTLY my point!!!
where has the mind of this nation gone?!

when did it become more important to be a “christian commentator”, etc., than it used to be, to be a physiologist(person that studies the bodies, & the ways they work, of upright, “intelligent apes”), or sociologist( person who studies the RELATIONSHIPS between the same “upright apes”), or psychologist (person that studies the MINDS of these same “upright, intelligent apes”??!!

2. mydigest - March 1, 2007

The MASS of the people NEVER HAD any mind. A FEW educated people have good minds (many do not). The most telling point above is that the lady with the Book knows nothing about the Times of the Book. She has no idea of the ages of people when they began begetting. In the same way, she, and the theist multitude, ignore what the anti-established-religion, peacenik, reputed healer, and guru said about life and love. Cy Quick at mydigest.wordpress.com

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