Ahh, the benefits of statistics. Now I know how to avoid evil.

So I started reading this article on a topic I was interested in.

Everything looked normal from the start:

(my thoughts in italics)


Living Together Increases Divorce

April 10th, 2008

Statistics show that people living together who then get married are increasing their chances of divorce more than 10 percent.

Hmm, interesting.  I always like when articles start out with “Statistics show…..” and then don’t source any actual statistics.  This should be fun.

Thus, 67% of cohabitating couples who get married eventually get divorced compared to 45% of couples who marry first before cohabitating.

Seems high!  I had no idea!

This shows that living together without being married leads to more objective evil in society, not less.

Objective evil?  Weird.  Well, I know people don’t generally like divorce, but I guess this writer really hates it.

Apparently, Jesus Christ was correct when he said in Mark 7:20-23 that all sexual immorality, including pre-marital sex, adultery and homosexuality, is evil. Yet, a few in Hollywood too often keep promoting these evils in our society, to the detriment and destruction of the world’s children and grandchildren! Only by fulfilling God’s mission to redeem the values of every area of life, including Hollywood and the mass media of entertainment, can people see a reduction of evil in their lives and in the lives of their families.

*stunned silence in brain*