Sunday, May 11, 2008

Quotable quotes: Dating is Divorce Practice

This is an interesting quote quoted by Justin Neale over at Thoughts of an NC Baptist:

"Modern American dating is no more than glorified divorce practice. Young people are learning how to give themselves away in exclusive, romantic, highly committed (at times sexual) relationships, only to break up and do it all over again. God never intended for His kids to live like this. And instead of stepping in and doing something, many Christian parents simply view these types of relationships as a normal and necessary part of growing up. Unless your child is wiser than Solomon, stronger than Samson, and more godly than David (all of whom sinned sexually), they are susceptible to sexual sin, and these premature relationships serve as open invitations." - Voddie Baucham

Hmmm, perhaps the same could be said of Singapore?


Anonymous said...

Singapore is like America in many ways. I feel more safe in Singapore though, even though in the States I see more police presence. I think America could learn from Singapore in many ways.
I hope that America does soon, because its infrastructure is seeing some cracks(bridges, overstreached-over confident military, breakdown of health care systema, etc).

PuritanReformed said...

Eh..... with the growing moral collapse of your society, strengthening the infrastructure will not help at all one bit. Singapore is not yet so degenerate as a society, but even if we were to descend to that state in the future, you can be sure that the small size of our country mean that Singapore would degenerate into a totalitarian state.

I think America should learn from the Scriptures rather than from Singapore. The main reason why Singapore could thrive is not our strong infrastructure (though it does play a part), but because of a generally naive, materialistic, philosopically and politically ignorant electorate, strong governmental control of society, and the small size of Singapore. After all, what use is a strong infrastructure and other good "societal hardware" when the "software" is totally corrupt?

With regards to Singapore's "software", an example why it is functioning reasonably well is because the deficiency of a materialistic electorate "rescues" the deficiency of extreme worldview differences in the populance. Similarly, the presence of little crime is more because of the small size and thus easy control of Singapore rather than any true strength of for example the police.