“A blind man cannot guide a blind man, can he? Will they not both fall into a pit?” (Luke 6:39, NASB).
Welcome to World Religions class, already in progress:
“No sex before marriage? In top-down religion, the rule is already decided for you,” said Professor Yu, “but in eastern tradition and other religions you work to figure it all out for yourself. No sex before marriage? Try it…” he said the last line with a laugh as if he was only joking. “God says, ‘No sex before marriage’? How do you know what’s best until you try it for yourself?”
“What wonderful advice,” I thought to myself. (Yes, even in my own head I can be sarcastic.) I thought about saying, “Would you say that regarding suicide?” but I bit my tongue. I could have been a wise-acre, done my best imitation of him, and said, “God says, ‘Don’t murder. Do not rape.’ How do you know what’s best unless you try it for yourself?”