Theory Versus Practice

One of my beefs with Christianity is that, because of its many unsound ethical tenets, it encourages members to voice one set of principles and act on another. Here is a great example:

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s 18-year-old daughter, an unwed mother, says teenagers should avoid having sex.

However, Bristol Palin acknowledges that abstinence is “not realistic at all.”

Now, I don’t think younger teens have any business having sex (with others), and I look to parental responsibility to address the matter. But of course Christians say that all sex before marriage is wrong, an unjustifiable position. And so we get people like Bristol Palin spouting Christian doctrine while acknowledging its inapplicability to a well-led life. Perhaps if Bristol hadn’t been torn between her theory and her practice, she might have been more conscientious about birth control.

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  1. You know, when I first heard this, I was like, “Wow, that’s quite an admission.” I wouldn’t expect this type of statement from that quarter. Well, I guess she learned the hard way. It’s too bad.

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