Here's the thought. I've seen a lot of young people caught up in "following the crowd", partying, "living it up", "doing what feels good", or just otherwise embracing an immoral lifestyle. And at some point I've heard them point the finger and lay the blame on: their parents, their church, or their general upbringing.
And these are some things I've heard:
From the ones raised in the more "liberal" lifestyle.
"I wasn't given enough direction."
"I didn't experience tough love."
"No one taught me better."
"I never heard warnings to avoid sin."
"I was taught that 'Jesus love you', that God hates the sin but loves the sinner, so sin was no big deal."
"It's 'their' fault"
From the ones raised in the more "conservative" lifestyle.
"My parents were too strict and caused me to rebel."
"Hearing about sin just made me judgmental."
"If I hadn't been so sheltered I wouldn't have been so curious."
"It's their fault."
I've seen immorality lived out by people raised both ways--the 'liberal' girl with an unplanned pregnancy, the 'conservative' girl with multiple sexual partners, the 'liberal' boy getting drunk, the 'conservative' boy getting drunk, etc. I've also heard them all blame someone else for their behavior.
Wouldn't it be refreshing to hear someone simply say,
"My heart was inclined to wickedness and I chose to follow it."
"I'm not stupid, I know the difference between right and wrong and good and bad, and I made my choice."
We may be influenced by our environment, but we are not controlled by it. The choice to embrace sin is entirely our own. The choice to lay the blame on someone else is as old as time, and if we choose to lay the blame for our behavior on someone else we are just as deceived as Adam who blamed Eve for his disobedience.
So, do what you do, and own what you do; or recognize what you did, and own what you did--laying blame on no one but yourself.