Moral Standards versus Conformity

In a daily newspaper in a large city in the United States an article appeared recently under the following caption: "Conformity Called Sex Conflict Key." The article quotes a noted psychologist as saying to a weekend seminar on teen-age sex education attended by parents, teachers, and teen-agers, "The American sexual tragedy is that our puritanical sex views create untold havoc in our love, marriage and family relations." Farther on in the article the speaker, a professor in a large college, is reported to have said, "We need to avoid the sanctimonious, sacred, saccharine, sentimental approach to sex education which has been with us so long."

If peace, deep satisfaction, lasting soundness of mind and body, and a truly successful life are to be experienced, the youth of the land need to get back to God and consider deeply the well-known sermon of that mighty man, Christ Jesus, who said therein, "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God." Matt. 5:8;

The practice of immorality—the lowering of the moral standard —eventuates in moral idiocy, which in simple terminology is just the inability ultimately to know right from wrong. One of the more satisfying and joy-inspiring conditions in which anyone can find himself is that of a sound moral attitude, wherein one knows that he has done right, fearlessly stood his ground against immoral temptations, and won his battle. A deep communion with God, wherein one finds his strength made whole, his intelligence sharpened, and his way unfolded before his inquiring thought, cannot take place when immorality is rife. Immorality does not promote health or clarity of thought.

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