It All Depends Author:Fritz Ridenour That we are living in a sex-happy society is news to no one today. Sex surrounds and bombards the average person-in clothing styles, advertising, films, books and magazines. The sexual revolution is on. The new morality has supposedly replaced the old rules and religious taboos. — "It All Depends" attempts to lay the choice concerning right and w... more »rong clearly on the line by critiquing the "bill of goods" being sold the public by the purveyors of the "new morality". Joseph Fletcher's "Situation Ethics" and Hugh Hefner's "Playboy Philosophy" are examined at length and compared with Biblical (not religious) morality.
When it comes right down to the "nitty gritty" - "Should I pet, lie, cheat, steal, etc."- no one can let the church or any other institution do his deciding. Morality is, after all, a matter of "it all depends".
Some say, "Sure, you're free to use sex as you see fit, married or not. Find someone with your point of view and enjoy yourself".
Others say, "Be a cool head, what you do is your own business as long as nobody really gets hurt".
But what does the Bible say? And why?
The Bible lays the subject out in the open. The choice is up to you.