Thursday, March 10, 2005

Nostradamus....frustrating

Cheryl and Jason got married to have SEX? I find this being very stereotypical.... meaning the main reason christians get married is to have sex. They went off to get married because Jason couldn't wait. How does this protray christians? It made me mad when I read this because by writing things like this makes society believe that's the main reason christians get married young. I don't know if it's just me but I found this frustrating.

12 Comments:

Blogger Five Ladies said...

I completely see your point. I am not Christian, so I wasn't offended as you were. However, I did think about this and spoke to a class mate about it, how the situation sort of makes a mockery of any religion.

6:53 PM, March 11, 2005  
Anonymous Dr. Ogden said...

Hi Lindsay:
Check the comments section of the post on the course blog that includes your presentation notes.

And, btw, your current thread is a good one: keep it going!

Are you thinking of contacting any media ...?

11:39 AM, March 13, 2005  
Blogger Five Ladies said...

I guess this bothers me because it is making a mockery of religion. It gives the people the expression that this is how all religious people act....crazy. I mean, 'lets fly to Vegas so we can have sex'...come on.

4:44 PM, March 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've heard of this happening quite a bit (the getting married to have sex bit). Perhaps it's not so far from the truth after all...

8:45 PM, March 15, 2005  
Blogger Five Ladies said...

So if it's not so far from the truth, I guess a religious person would say that this person isn't a devout Christian.??
I would think that in today's world, our generation is totally having sex before they get married, Christian or not.
Is this true for Christians too??

10:08 PM, March 15, 2005  
Anonymous jp said...

Agreed with the original poster, Christians and other people don't only marry for sex - though for Christians it might be a reason to marry sooner if you've found a person you want to spend your life with.

Personally I've always been too busy to even pursue a relationship, so none of that has seriously been on my mind until recently, despite being 22-1/2 years old. There is more to life than sex. Even married people say that.

10:10 PM, March 15, 2005  
Blogger Five Ladies said...

I agree that there is more to life than sex but then again maybe everyone doesn't see it that way. I know people who have got married young...some being christians and some not. It depends on the person, yet I still don't think that christians should get known as those who get married young JUST so they can have sex. I personally think that if some one(a christian) really wants to have sex they will have it even if they're not married and those who do get married young do so because they found the person they want to spend the rest of their life with.

11:21 PM, March 17, 2005  
Blogger Five Ladies said...

I'd have to agree with the above comment. If a person, Christian or not, wishes to have sex before getting married, it's their choice. Geting married is not, in my opinion, a good excuse for sex. The Christian idea is that marriage should be because the two people love eachother, not because they lust after eachother.

2:21 PM, March 19, 2005  
Blogger Sarah Evans said...

I'll just be the devil's advocate here.

I'm going to disagree with your opinion that Jason and Cheryl getting married and having sex is a mockery of Christians.

I'd say that it's the opposite. I'd say that they did it right. Even if they got married for sex, that's not against any scripture. They respected the fact that they couldn't have sex outside of marriage. Ideally, yes, one marries out of love, but it doesn't become wrong if you do it for sex. (If you want to tie it into the story I do think they were in love. Heather reflects on that aspect in her section as well)

Also, you mentioned that getting married is not a good excuse for sex. I think that you meant it the other way around.

Best Wishes,
Sarah

7:03 PM, March 21, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not sure if there are any Christians here, and I am not, so I am asking this question. The fact that the two actually got married before they had sex, and went through all of that trouble, does that make them better or in your opinion "worse Christians" (if there's such a thing, or should I have said "more Christian-like").

7:41 PM, March 21, 2005  
Blogger Sarah Evans said...

I'm not sure I think there's such a term. I think you're either Christian or you're not.

Those crazy Alive group people in the book seemed to think they could judge others easily. I don't think there's a rating system within christianity itself.

9:13 PM, March 21, 2005  
Blogger Five Ladies said...

I wouldn't think so either but if you were Reg or those crazy Alive people you would. I think there's people who judge others easily, who let themselves be affected by something that doesn't affect them. That's Reg and the Alive group.

I sort of think it would be the same people who are against same sex marriage.

10:41 PM, March 21, 2005  

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