Wholly unsurprising analysis about the difference in morality of liberal versus conservative women. Obviously, the picture is from the link.
I’m a bit confused on people who would call themselves conservative but not 100% say that adultery is wrong. I know that not all people who are conservative are also conservative Christians, but I think that’s hard to find nowadays. Most people who call themselves conservatives and are probably not Christian likely do have vestiges of Judeo-Christian ethics though.
However, I’m not surprised that liberal women have a big gap in saying that a married woman having an affair is more acceptable than a man. Liberal women are the queens of the feminist double standards: “Men are more wrong, and generally women can very rarely do wrong.”
https://ifstudies.org/blog/trends-in-sexual-activity-among-religious-teens (images from this source).
This is, again, wholly unsurprising given what came out of purity culture and whatnot.
Churchianity has replaced Christianity completely in this area. The few Churches that do preach against against sex don’t practically do anything about it: they don’t help parents teach their children at home (such as Deut 6 shema- teaching is supposed to not just be done by the Church or pastors but by fathers and mothers), the Church and parents still send the kids out to do whatever for singleness without giving them the tools for what to look for in a marriage and how to go about it, and other things like these.
It’s no wonder you can’t really tell a difference between the various forms of Christianity and non-Christians here. Same with the divorce rates. If you do the same things as the world then you’re going to look like the world.
pericope adulterae is from satan
Has nothing to do with this. Stay on topic.
Joe has a point that is on topic in that the “conservative” women were trained by that demonic false passage to think that adultery is ok.
Wrong. Jesus saying “go and sin no more” does not mean He told women that they should go commit adultery.
To the point, “Liberal” and “conservative” women that believe adultery OK don’t even care about what the Bible says at all. Bringing up Pericope as something that supposedly ‘convinces’ these women that adultery is OK is naive and stupid.
Consistently women provide excuses for women’s infidelity, than for men’s infidelity. We cannot expect women’s accountability until we hold them accountable.
Also on the teenage sex stats, how come the number of Catholic and ‘none’ girls with three or more partners exceed the number who have ever had sex? I suspect a large portion of the respondents are less than truthful
Off topic, but not by my choice. It seems that increasing number of Protestants question the veracity of Matthew’s version of the woman taken in adultery. If the Bible is not a reliable source of truth, where does that leave Protestantism?
We Catholics have scripture, apostolic succession, patristics, tradition and magisterium, but what do Protestants have if scripture is not reliable?
You mean John’s version?
I don’t think so. I’ve never heard any Prots disagree with Pericope Adulterae in real life. Fact of the matter is very few have studied the Bible in depth and even know what a “codex” is.
Manosphere blogs seem to draw a lot of fringe commentators though. Aside from pericope, the other ones you will usually see are: pro-polygamy, pro- “man only” divorce, sex = marriage, and other nonsense like that.
I wrote here that I think it’s likely legitimate in that it’s an actual story about Jesus but probably added later as it was floating around.
Also, people who twist the Scriptures to justify their sin are going to do that anyway regardless, so arguing that it influences people to do that is wrong. For instance, feminists are clearly rebellious against God from the outset and then go into the Scriptures looking to twist them. Them using Eph 5:21 to advocate against male headship is just a symptom of the rebellion in their heart already not a cause.
This is quite true. Nothing in that story indicates that Christ was “excusing female adultery”.
Folks forget that we are ALL worthy of death as the sinful spawn of Adam. ALL of us.
Bingo. As I keep saying, if we’re going to get rid of a scripture because self-serving people twist it to justify their sin, then we’ll have to get rid of the entire Bible.
I don’t personally trust the numbers on these self reported studies. Grab 1000 women and strap them into a lie detector chair after their self reported study. From what I consistently see is women lie when it serves them period. The amount of girls who choose a Chad to all lose their virginity to is staggering and I just don’t trust that the boys and girls numbers are nearly the same.
I fully understand why fewer women will say it is “always wrong” when a woman has an affair than when a man does. Of course women will not say it is “always wrong” for a woman to cheat. Women are just femsplaining here.
I don’t believe for one minute those numbers on Christian teen girls’ sexual experience. I think the numbers are way, way higher – try around 85-90% across the board, across all denominations. What’s going on here is women fudging their numbers down and a lot of unmarried Christian girls refusing to admit they’ve had sex. Women lie. Even Christian women lie.