This fierce topical debate on premarital sex has been discussed through two articles to which I will be examining at length the strength and weaknesses of both pieces. Although the articles share a common theme, they produce a different tone to the reader, and it is through this tone that I felt they grasped or failed to grasp my attention. Julie A. Collins’ article “Love—And Do What You Will” was without a shadow of a doubt the easier of the two to comprehend as in comparison to the article by Janet Smith. Collins’ writing was fresher and more up-to-date. It was her contemporary construction of this article that allowed me to evaluate her viewpoint with the minimum of ease.
The reason why I liked this article is due to the fact that Julie Collins is a religion teacher for adolescent boys and so can therefore give a viewpoint from both sides, albeit a very sheltered from the side of the boys. She has used this adolescent link-up for numerous other Catholic articles such as “Virginity, lost and found” and “Adolescent male Spirituality”. It... [continues]
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