[quote="Zatzat, post:12, topic:201310"]
77% of Canadians are Christians and of that number, 46% are Catholics.
Despite strict rules from God and the Church governing sexual relations, it seems that 90% of Canadian women are paying no mind.
We are talking of a period of a few decades or so in both Canadian history and in Christian history.
As I pointed out before in other threads, suppose of those women (that 90% figure who had sex outside of marriage). . .
Suppose that 10% had sex only once outside marriage. Suppose that most of them did so under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Suppose that another 10% had sex 5 times or less outside marriage. Suppose that some at least did so under the influence of drugs or alcohol, some did so out of a misplaced belief that the man would marry them.
Suppose another 10% of these women had sex outside of marriage but they did so for reasons that they have since repudiated. Suppose they were 'conditioned' to believe that this was something that they 'should' do (for various reasons), they did so, but then realized it was wrong.
This 30% of the 90% (and it is only touching the surface) are being counted as 'equal' to whatever fraction of women have had regular and consistent 'non marital sex'.
IOW, for the purpose of the study, the woman who has sex while drunk, once in her life, is judged as exactly the same as the professional prostitute who has had hundreds of paid sexual encounters. Both women 'lost' their virginity, but both had vastly different reasons and 'aftermaths' from doing so.
IOW, we all sin . . .some just once, some habitually. And we repent--some just need to do so for the 'one time', some repent often. . .but there's nothing in the study apparently to show how many women 'regret' what they did.
The woman who runs a stop sign once usually pays the fine. She is not necessarily a poor driver because of the one mistake. She should not be considered as being the 'same' as the woman who not only runs a stop sign weekly but also has hundreds of outstanding parking tickets, a couple of DUIs, and is driving without a license to boot.