On the other hand, if people fully expect me to behave irresponsibly, perhaps I will. If there really is an unspoken Young Offenders' Act in the church, what is there to lose? If sin has no consequences, why strive for purity and holiness? I can do what I want and nothing happens anyway. I can do what I want and all will still be well with God, with parents and with church. Especially young people might say: "O, I plan to live quite differently when I'm twenty or when I get married."