May. 12th, 2006

wordwitch: Woman in a shift, reading on a couch (Default)
So, if I'm reading the previous correctly, it goes like this:

1. The highest expression of physical love is the creation of new life within a context where those responsible for creating that life will nurture and raise it.

2. Any physical pleasure which does not meet the above standards dehumanizes the participants, turning at least one of them into a "prostitute" or utility for the convenience of the other.

3. When the possibility of the creation of new life within a context where those responsible for creating that life will nurture and raise it is gone, then those people ought to cease engaging in physical pleasure, whether they are married to each other or not.

This leads to the following conclusions on my part of the logical outcomes of this set of statements:

A. A menopausal woman ought not to have sex with her husband. (Or anyone else.)
B. A man whose wife is menopausal ought not to have sex with her (or anyone else).
C. A woman who is currently pregnant ought not to have sex with her husband (or anyone else).
D. Any infertile person ought never to have sex, and probably ought not to be married.
E. Any unmarried person ought not to have sex at all.
F. No parent should die ever until the youngest offspring is at least 18.
G. Therefore, fertile or not, no one over the age of 50 should have sex, lest they inadvertantly die before their offspring are completely raised.

OTHERWISE

The female participants are being devalued and dehumanized and turned into sex utilities.

I think that's it.
wordwitch: Woman in a shift, reading on a couch (Default)
Finally I have read a detailed, comprehensible, in-their-own-words explanation of why the Christian Right is reacting to sexuality the way it is. The following is culled from a nine-page article, which you should definitely read in its entirety. It may still be freely available; otherwise, the registration with the New York Times is free and worthwhile.

Contra-Contraception
By RUSSELL SHORTO
Published: May 7, 2006
The New York Times Magazine
Read more... )

I will summarize this in a second post.
wordwitch: Woman in a shift, reading on a couch (Just you wait!)
As [livejournal.com profile] kelliem has just said: This is a disgrace. An utter disgrace. That we can't even send our own soldiers enough food? Reprehensible. Unforgiveable. Unthinkable. But apparently happening.

(gakked from [livejournal.com profile] bkwyrm)

What are we doing? Turning into the Russians, with 10-year involuntary enlistments, no food no clothes no weapons, divorces granted on account of deployment?

*marks additional charge against Bush on letter to Satan*
wordwitch: Woman in a shift, reading on a couch (Default)
So, if I'm reading the previous correctly, it goes like this:

1. The highest expression of physical love is the creation of new life within a context where those responsible for creating that life will nurture and raise it.

2. Any physical pleasure which does not meet the above standards dehumanizes the participants, turning at least one of them into a "prostitute" or utility for the convenience of the other.

3. When the possibility of the creation of new life within a context where those responsible for creating that life will nurture and raise it is gone, then those people ought to cease engaging in physical pleasure, whether they are married to each other or not.

This leads to the following conclusions on my part of the logical outcomes of this set of statements:

A. A menopausal woman ought not to have sex with her husband. (Or anyone else.)
B. A man whose wife is menopausal ought not to have sex with her (or anyone else).
C. A woman who is currently pregnant ought not to have sex with her husband (or anyone else).
D. Any infertile person ought never to have sex, and probably ought not to be married.
E. Any unmarried person ought not to have sex at all.
F. No parent should die ever until the youngest offspring is at least 18.
G. Therefore, fertile or not, no one over the age of 50 should have sex, lest they inadvertantly die before their offspring are completely raised.

OTHERWISE

The female participants are being devalued and dehumanized and turned into sex utilities.

I think that's it.
wordwitch: Woman in a shift, reading on a couch (Think)
Finally I have read a detailed, comprehensible, in-their-own-words explanation of why the Christian Right is reacting to sexuality the way it is. The following is culled from a nine-page article, which you should definitely read in its entirety. It may still be freely available; otherwise, the registration with the New York Times is free and worthwhile.

Contra-Contraception
By RUSSELL SHORTO
Published: May 7, 2006
The New York Times Magazine
Read more... )

I will summarize this in a second post.
wordwitch: Woman in a shift, reading on a couch (Default)
So [livejournal.com profile] resonant8 interviewed me, and now I'll interview you, if you like.

1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview Me!" (or something of that ilk)
2. I will respond by asking you five questions.
3. Update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

resonant's questions, my answers )

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