A friend sent me a link to a Rolling Stone piece that is absolutely the best secular media piece I’ve seen on young, hip Christian types I’ve ever seen. The focus is all on the strange Christian appetite for virginity.
I recall telling a friend in grad school I was waiting for marriage. His reply: “I thought you people were like unicorns . . . you don’t exist.” This article captures the unicorns pretty well and reminds me a lot of what it was like rooming with a bunch of Christian guys struggling with the purity issue.
The Rolling Stone writer comments that these Christians talk about sex all the time and he’s right. We were the same way. But that’s sort of how the Christian life is. You talk about the major tempations and when you’re young, sex is the one. Money and possessions are usually far lower down the scale at that point.
I strongly advise anyone who wants to better understand the freaky Evangelicals and Catholics to read this article. It’ll be good for you, like reading National Geographic.