A common trait of soaring sexual assaults: alcohol
According to the 2019 survey by the Association of American Universities, more than a third of female undergraduate students at UNC report having been sexually assaulted during their time in college.
‚ÄúAbout two-thirds of those reporting some form of [sexual] assault said they had been drinking before the incident, and a majority said the assailant had been drinking. Nine percent of respondents said they were given a spiked drink or drugs without their knowledge before the assault.‚ÄĚ
The statistics for sexual assault at UNC are quite alarming. There does, however, appear to be a common denominator ‚Äď something prevalent in most cases ‚Äď alcohol. Although alcohol did not cause any of the sexual assaults, according to the survey‚Äôs findings, it was a major contributing factor....
Alcohol is a common denominator in most crimes...think that someone would figure that out when racking their brains while searching for solutions. Beer and wine of today are considered strong drink in the Bible. Culture relativism is a moot point in delineating between that which is good or bad.
Amen, Dr. Tim. It's really a call for utter lawlessness/anarchy. There is a standard of what is right and a standard for what is wrong. People or societies are not the authors of those standards, but the God who created and sustains us. If we base laws on those standards, we do well.
The article shows that one sin begets another and another and so on... Be not deceived. Sin is a highly corrosive element that will always look to expand beyond whatever boundary we attempt to set up to limit it. In Jim's case, it will quickly resort to outright lawlessness to maintain and expand its territory. Sin must be mortified. Please, Holy Spirit, work in me this day.
Jim, what you are suggesting is that because there is a demand, there will be a supply. We know that. Ultimately crushing demand for those things is the key to their eradication. But your utopia wont be gained through libertainian release of restriction nor through Socialism's embrace. Only the Lord can change hearts. And someday He is coming to crush demand for sin.
SA, has picked a good article, but it also highlights a problem that has been around since secular, co-educational have been around.ūüĎé
Romans 8:7 because the mind of the flesh is hostile towards God; for it is not subject to God‚Äôs law, neither indeed can it be. 8 Those who are in the flesh can‚Äôt please God.
Mark Thornton wrote: National prohibition of alcohol (1920-33)‚ÄĒthe ‚Äúnoble experiment‚ÄĚ‚ÄĒwas undertaken to reduce crime and corruption, solve social problems, reduce the tax burden created by prisons and poorhouses, and improve health and hygiene in America. The results of that experiment clearly indicate that it was a miserable failure on all counts. The evidence affirms sound economic theory, which predicts that prohibition of mutually beneficial exchanges is doomed to failure.
The lessons of Prohibition remain important today. They apply not only to the debate over the war on drugs but also to the mounting efforts to drastically reduce access to alcohol and tobacco and to such issues as censorship and bans on insider trading, abortion, and gambling....
excerpt from, https://tinyurl.com/7px4wz4 (Alcohol Prohibition Was a Failure)