Thursday, October 9, 2008

Election season...

...always makes me wish I was Dutch.

3 comments:

Free Radical said...

There's not a whole lot that DOESN'T make me wish I was Dutch.

One of the problems that I'm not sure this author has really recognized (most people don't) is that social conservatives haven't just avoided a love-only sexual ethic - they've avoided a love-only MARRIAGE ethic. The purpose of sex to them is first and foremost to start the social unit known as Family, in tandem with a stable heterosexual counterpart. Ideally, you should love the guy you choose to have a family with, but that's simply icing on the cake of Social Order.

Those of us who favor premarital sex (yes, literally favor it) do so in part because we believe the basic social unit is the adult individual; not everybody agrees with us.

ashanan said...

Yeah, I'm still coming to terms with that little fact.

Free Radical said...

I think we ALL are.