Sunday, February 24, 2013
Andrew Sullivan gets it wrong again - premarital sex
In his article, Which Religions are Most Chaste, http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2013/02/24/which-religions-are-the-most-chaste, Sullivan makes a big mistake. He takes data on "Reported Premarital Sex" and tries to make it into which religions are actually most chaste. In fact, this is a chart on something more complicated. It is a chart about how people in different religions self-report on premarital sex. Anyone faced with being stoned to death for sex outside of marriage, as in the old testament, might think twice about how they self report their involvement in premarital sex. Again, he takes the facts and spins them to his alternate purpose.