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yet something else StreetProphets can get wrong June 26, 2006

Posted by Administrator in Cultural Pessimism, Mechanistic Relativism.
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Sex and marriage. Geez. This site is becoming the poster child for the idea that "progressive" and "Christian" are mutually exclusive terms.

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1. IndianCowboy - June 28, 2006

you know, I can’t remember where I saw it, but someone was interviewing some supermodel and they asked her about her carnal exploits. And she said ‘I’m saving that for marriage’.

I was thinking to myself. Ok, body is hot, face is hot. That skirt is hot. But that statement right there? Where are you? I want to propose.

and what’s this ‘mutual love and playfulness’ stuff. Seriously. If they think a one night stand or a fling is about love, they’ve got to be kidding me. Love would require you know, actually getting to know a person.

And since leftists are so much more complex than we are, wouldn’t that take a while?

2. demolition65 - June 28, 2006

*snickers*.

Yeah, complex. As in; “God is dead, sex is good, let’s drop trou and do it right here, since global warming abrogates the need for clothing in the first place, and since all of our money is taxed to the government, all that’s left is sex.”

3. Sophist - July 3, 2006

Some of that article does seem a little silly, like this:

…it makes attractive precisely the quality of being unavailable.

The unatainable is always attractive to some degree. It’s just human nature.

What parts do you find most objectionable?

4. demolition65 - July 3, 2006

That a “progressive Christian” site is advocating for the tired ’60s mantra of “free sex is a good thing.” They are aping the old line that we are no better than apes and cannot help ourselves.

5. Sophist - July 4, 2006

and what’s this ‘mutual love and playfulness’ stuff. Seriously. If they think a one night stand or a fling is about love, they’ve got to be kidding me. Love would require you know, actually getting to know a person.

Funny, I read that article and I don’t recall any mention of flings or one night stands, but just to be sure I went back and ran a text search on it: the word ‘one’ appears four times, the word ‘night’ zero, the word ‘stand’ once, and the word ‘fling’ zero. So, unless you are defing all sex outside of wedlock as “flings” or “one night stands”, this article doesn’t say what you say it does. And I dare you to tell me that an unmarried couple that have been together for a decade that they’re just having a fling.

I was thinking to myself. Ok, body is hot, face is hot. That skirt is hot. But that statement right there? Where are you? I want to propose.

Hmm. So much for “getting to know a person” first, huh?

And since leftists are so much more complex than we are, wouldn’t that take a while?

Well, people are marrying much later than in previous generations. You might be onto something…

That a “progressive Christian” site is advocating for the tired ’60s mantra of “free sex is a good thing.”

Really, because it seemed to me that they were saying that premarital sex isn’t necessarily a bad thing, which is not at all the same position. How else can you interpret passages like this:

In this context, “purity” seems to mean arriving at the marriage bed a virgin. However laudable that goal – and it’s not without its merits – the unstated implication here is that sexual expression is somehow impure.

…and this:

A God who isn’t concerned with a technical definition of purity is one who might require us to think about how we relate to one another, and to make decisions based on accountability, reciprocity and vulnerability to the other.

…?

6. Sophist - July 4, 2006

Oh, and they say nothing about apes and base instinct. In fact, they say the opposite, that sexuality is a gift from god.

But hey, why respond to what they actually wrote when you can just put words in their mouths, am I right?

7. demolition65 - July 4, 2006

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