by Zhou (Chew) Hong Jie
You claim to be rational yet are plainly irrational.
If HPV causes cervical cancer and the only way a person can become infected with HPV is through having sex – note that so-called “protected safe sex” using condom etc does not work – then you must advocate abstinence and monogamy as advocated by us religious through the institution of Marriage.
- Roger Eldridge’s comment on one more reason why religion is evil
My dear sir.
I refuse to concur with that flimsy prose of circular twaddle and will hold you to that irresponsible assertion.
But let me first say that the concern here is not contraception, but vaccination. If I go by your bovine piece of nonsense, then the only absolute way of not getting infected with anything at all is to adopt a Salingerian approach and isolate yourself from society and the world. Just ask how the exclusive brethren or the Amish do it.
Even if one is god-sure that one’s daughters will not enjoy the occasional backseat bang, it is wise and prudent to get them vaccinated anyway.
Now, one is irrational if one simply receive orders from outdated ancient piffle which religious zealots assume to be divinely authoritative. For your information, as a father of three I too wish my children to abstain from any form of premarital buggery – not because of any twisted view of ancient morality – but simply because I prefer them to focus on their schooling. Besides, teenagers may not be mentally stable enough to handle sexual and emotional entanglements. But that does not mean I pontificate to them abstinence at the expense of safe sex practices! A knowledge of safe sex will do loads of good in the event they happen to bonk around.
No one is perfect. I am sure you know that, my christian brother.
There is also evidence that nations which try to force abstinence-no condom policies on their societies end up having more unwanted pregnancies and sexually related problems. Someone as decent and intelligent as yourself should know.
Life is never ideal. To preach abstinence and chastity to a very sexual mammalian species and not allowing them to have a free will on the matter is totalitarian and evil. Women have a right to their own bodies and no celestial Mao Tse Tung should dictate his corrupt manifesto on them. What is more appalling is when fanatical adults police their monstrous views on children who have no real intellectual and emotional autonomy to make their own decisions.
I am also for monogamy, by the way. I personally opine that lifelong monogamy and sexual fidelity is beneficial to the human species in the long run as it contributes to healthy families, stable societies and thus good civilisations. I will be sexually faithful to my wife because not doing so will harm her emotionally and psychologically. It will also be unhealthy to our sex lives.
But I cannot and will not bully others into accepting or practising my opinion because heterosexual marital fidelity is a cultural product of the Judeo-Christian myth and not something that is absolute for all times and places. I believe in monogamous sexuality because of sociological and anthropological reasons and nothing to do with divine law. Otherwise I will have to butcher anyone who performs coitus interruptus (and oral and anal sex), practises wicca and wears synthetic apparel, among other ridiculous rules, to be consistent.
I am cool if consenting adults engage in safe sex before or outside marriage, as long as no one is harmed in the process.
Humans should be autonomous in making their own decisions in life. Freedom of conscience.
I rest my case.