Morality: Sex & Common Sense

No longer do embarrassed parents have to explain the Facts of Life to embarrassed children. And if anxious young Christians do seek advice on sexual morality from their elders it is all too often expressed in lofty doublethink about the "liberating power of the Gospel" and "freedom from myth and law through Christ." All of which suggests that religion is not saying anything helpful about morality for teenagers, who consequently have to fall back on their common sense. To Dean Robert Fitch of the Pacific School of Religion, that seems to be...

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