It has been said before that “______”s (insert whatever Christian denomination you wish to pick on) are against pre-marital sex because it might lead to dancing… :) But on a more serious note, the topic of ‘pre-marital sex’ (a.k.a. ‘sex before marriage’) is an interesting one. Many Christians can assume that there is a specific… Continue reading pre-marital what?
The louder one screams about the need to be tolerant, the more their very act of screaming demonstrates the equal need to be intolerant (for example, the need to be intolerant of intolerance), which also means their screaming is only a half-truth… Not 100% false, not 100% true, but a half-truth; which isn’t too helpful,… Continue reading on tolerance
Epistemology is (loosely defined) as the study of knowledge. As the ending of this very sentence will show, it is circular to assume ( that is, before investigation or a priori ) that you know what it means to know something (i.e. that you know what knowledge is!).
This post over at Scoop highlights the reality (whether we like it or not) that the ‘anything goes’ mindset (and more specifically the outworking of that mindset) toward sexuality is not healthy – literally. It does matter where you put your bits. For me, an interesting angle is that of self-control. We have the ability… Continue reading being responsible with your bits
Anthropocentric Ethics – In Ancient & Modern Perspective The author/composer/poet/community which produced the text we know of as Genesis 1 observed many things. Just one of these is the uniqueness of humans in relation to our environment. Day and night, earth and sky, sea and land, vegetation, and fruits, creatures great and tiny, both in… Continue reading anthropocentric ethics
The video (around 8 minutes) on this page is very thought-provoking. A 19 year-old male had a (consentual) sexual relationship with his 15 year-old girlfriend, and was convicted for statutory rape, including on-going public identification as a sex-offender. This scenario re-raises not only the question of sexual ethics (How old should a person be to… Continue reading age of consent?
I’ve posted before on this topic, and thought I’d share a bit more about it. Hopefully, these thoughts will be helpful in aiding fruitful discussion… I’ve observed a distinction between 3 things that I feel are necessary to distinguish between in order to most helpfully discuss the topic of sexuality. Actually, these three things can,… Continue reading sexual identity – again…
This question (‘Is anything significant?’) can be fleshed out a bit… We could ask, “Is everything equally in-significant?”, or we could ask, “Is everything equally highly-significant?” What makes something (an event or object [which can quite rightly be said to be ‘events’ in themselves]) significant, and another thing not so?
There are a few, perhaps, who would answer this question with a casual (or insistent) “None. Get over it”, but most, I suspect, would agree: porn (obviously only for societies that have it) is a problem. Some better questions would be ‘what kind of problem is it?’, ‘where does it come from?’ and ‘how do… Continue reading what’s the problem with porn?
I mean… really… Don’t get me wrong… the internet is great… but the by-line for this online ‘friend’ site… ‘be who you wanna be’… scares me. Online Identity… yikes. I hope humanity doesn’t forget… how to have a simple meal together… sharing food… sharing time… sharing conversation… sharing LIFE with each other. That would be… Continue reading i heart the internet…