Thursday, May 11, 2006

Unlike A Virgin

Since their introduction in the early 1990s as part of the Christian Sex Education Project, “virginity pledges” have been hailed by the Christian right as a strong tool in decreasing sexual activity, unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases among teenagers.

Yet a new study by Harvard University found that within a year of telling researchers that they had made the pledge, THIS percent of teens had gone ahead and had sex anyway.

A. 24 percent
B. 36 percent
C. 43 percent
D. 52 percent

D. 52 percent of pledge-making teens had broken their vows of celibacy within a year — that’s more than half of them! It’s enough to make us wonder if virginity pledges actually increased sexual activity among teens instead.


At 12:15 PM, Blogger Michael-James- Young said...

Greg is that a special fanatical trip of judgment you wanted to show us? When you posted an idea which said to me- there is a free for all; and you are willing to go along with any idea that goes too watch the feet of a Christian, break like clay underneath them.
You better be checking your own feet, right now.
I see you have been a writer for many different kinds of media, which means nothing; it only means something to those who you worked for.
I am not a journalist- but a writer.
There I have just have just seen your own clay feet as a journalist and as a person by hearing your opinion? -Is not a journalist than supposed to be objective in his or her observation? -
Obviously' if you don't have belief issues against God here, you have career issues with yourself.
Christians are not- who you should be worrying about- not that you would know what a Christian is,if you don't believe. That would require you to have to look at yourself in the mirror, instead of others. A Christian definition: I made for you: It is this a Christian is one who works to build upon the joy that is in his or her heart, for building others.
Not all that claim to be Christian are Christian. No more than all who claim to be a journalist adhere to their code of journalism. I hope that I am showing at least a little of that by writing you.

Michael James Young- not a journalist like you- but a soon to be Christian author. In response to Journalist Greg Spring's, "Holier Than Thou: When the Christian Right Goes Wrong

At 3:17 PM, Blogger Greg Spring said...

Hi Mike: First, lay off the coffee and take your Prozac. And second, and this is really important for you to understand because you seem VERY confused, I'm writing a DAILY QUIZ, not a daily article. Got it? Yes, I've worked as a journalist and was quite successful, but that's not relevent to my daily quiz. To create the quiz, I read national newspapers and from them, I write the questions. If you don't like the answers that you read, then as a Christian, I suggest you do a better job and set a good example so that very soon, I won't be reading so many disheartening articles about when the supposedly righteous are deceitful and hateful and dead wrong. And by the way Mike, as one writer to another, you might want to try proof-reading your material and you might buy "The Elements of Style," Fourth Edition (Paperback) by William Strunk Jr., E.B. White, Roger Angell. It might help you clarify your thoughts and be a bit more succinct. Just a suggestion.


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