Saving your virginity for the wedding night is a huge deal to many Christians.
But just now I think I may have reached my limit with the Wait Until Marriage discussions.
In the comments on a blog about YA fiction one woman said that the part she liked about Twilight was that Gary Glitter and Mary Sue Mcselfish waited until marriage to have sex*.
Pause and reflect.
“I’m glad that the young girl decided to forsake her immortal soul and marry the equally soulless and damned demonic creature so they could have sex within the sanctity of the marriage.”
Pause and reflect some more.
Now, when i read anything i dont impose my worldview on the story UNLESS the story purports to be about Christians. It seems silly to expect nonchristians to act like Christians, as silly as to expect Anne of Green Gables to speak flawless Mandarin at a convention on human trafficking. Totally different worlds. And since fiction is for exploring other worlds it’s very Accidental Touristy to expect those worlds to mirror my own.
So asking Disco Ball and The Golden Onion to hold off on the premarital sex is just…weird. But that’s Twilight for you. An attempt to reconcile the forbidden worlds of sex and danger with a cautiously conservative worldview.
*I’m STILL waiting for someone–anyone–ro explain to me how bloodless vampires can get an erection.