Monday, 2 March 2009

Ha ha ha ha

Dear Amber,

For a long time I have been following your advice with great interest. However, this week I have been talking with some of my less-believing friends and they were surprised to see statistics being so misrepresented on your last column,

They seemed to think that you had chosen your statistics in the following paragraph very carefully:

"Studies show that 87% of the women who become prostitutes did so because of unbridled masturbation as a teenager, and over 90% of girls who become pregnant as teenagers did so because of masturbation loosened their morals and made them more apt to engage in unprotected fornication."

I don't believe you'd misrepresent your position as blatantly as they seem to think you have, but when I think more carefully about the facts you present I do worry slightly.

You claim that 87% of prostitutes masturbated, but do not explain how many teenage masturbators became prostitutes.
You do the same with pregnant girls; this does not show any correlation, let alone causation.
Your conclusions from these statements are also on rather shaky ground.

What a shame that such an excellent resource for Christians should be spoilt by such intellectual dishonesty.

Best regards


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