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    Urameshi-sama is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    ^True. I found the article entertaining.

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    I suppose that's only natural. When you've got to live up to certain standards in front of others, it wouldn't be odd if you'd try to make up for the things you're missing through these kinds of things.
    Another consideration for that situation is social stigma. I've read about cases where people in certain highly religious societies (such as Mormons) would get cut off for not adhering to its values or for denouncing the religion. I wouldn't be surprised if a growing number of people are simply lying about their beliefs so that they're seen as normal in society while passively disagreeing with the practices of the religion.
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    ^ Is that like some people being Christians (who go to church), and they don't abstain from adultery, even though it's one the commandments to not commit it? (Since it's a social norm to do so, in western countries.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bipolargraph View Post
    ^ Is that like some people being Christians (who go to church), and they don't abstain from adultery, even though it's one the commandments to not commit it? (Since it's a social norm to do so, in western countries.)
    I assume you learned this from that wacky American television. You might want to look at watch a few episodes of Divorce Court.

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    By adultery, I mean premarital sex, my bad for getting the wrong def., I thought they where the same.

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    Urameshi-sama is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    ^You mean fornication. I'd question that correlation because fornication is usually committed by the younger generation and I'd think they're not as religious as the nation at large is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Urameshi-sama View Post
    ^You mean fornication. I'd question that correlation because fornication is usually committed by the younger generation and I'd think they're not as religious as the nation at large is.
    I don't know. Premarital is pretty much a standard. It's getting rarer that someone wants to be married to someone before they know everything about them.

    That's one of the reasons the "wait until marriage" events have become news worthy.

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    No urameshi, I meant premarital.
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    I don't know. Premarital is pretty much a standard.
    It's pretty much the opposite in Muslim countries.

    It's getting rarer that someone wants to be married to someone before they know everything about them.
    People do get engaged, sometimes up to a year or two before they get married.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bipolargraph View Post
    It's pretty much the opposite in Muslim countries.
    I call bullshit. I would rather have a country full of people having premarital sex. Than the stuff that happens in Muslim countries, rape and child abuse are rampant there.

    It's always the pure people that have the most deviant behavior.
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    No, not the pure people. Just the people who (have to) pretend to be pure.

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    Hence why this article exists.

    Personally, I'd prefer the waiting norm. It kinda says something about the culture, doesn't it? America is a culture of instant gratification - think of the debt problems. There, the issue isn't about sex, but about the attitudes of the people towards their own needs and wants, whatever those may be. I wonder if that's due to its emphasis on individualism.

    ...yeah, this topic (West vs. East cultural attitudes, on a broad scale) has been fascinating me lately, particularly with all the "freedom" value promotions I've been seeing everywhere from TV to book discussions. But that's off-topic. Anyway.
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