We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I remember this essay of Wolf's several years ago.
I am 54. I can count on my fingers the number of times I saw even a glimpse of underwear before 14 years old. And I can remember them vividly. Ms. Wolf's information about college kids amazes me, though I don't doubt her. Perhaps college males' brains don't have the pornographic power that yours does BD, due to lack of training.
Assistant Village Idiot
speaking of Wolfe, Thomas Wolfe the Latter, current novel of, takes on just that subject, free love among the very young in our society. Tho I haven't myself read the book, the indictment is said to be powerful.
Hey - that is cruel. Never claimed to be a man of God - only a would-be man of God. However, I see nothing wrong with admiration for the female body, which God made to provide comfort, pleasure and companionship for man.
Google search hits for porn? We don't want them. Those folks would not like this site.
Cruel? You are the one who titles posts using descriptors of the sexual parts of females. What did you expect to get? People in search of God's blessing? Of course 'those folks' don't like this site. But you sure like the hits.
So God made females to provide comfort, pleasure and companionship for man? Did you teach your pups that? Good on ya, Pops. Do they have their own leashes?
"In the end, porn doesn’t whet men’s appetites—it turns them off the real thing."
This was as far as I got in the story. Porn is not there to whet anyone's appetite, nor is it a replacement for the real thing. Porn is so losers who never see nekkid wimmin in person can relate to what non-losers are up to behind closed doors.
Well not really, but what the hell does a woman know about porn? It's icky?
Anonymous, just writing the word G*d or quoting Scripture makes someone a Christian? Here, let me try: “Get thee behind me Satan.”
Damn it. I got nothing. I was waiting for an epiphany or an angelic messenger to announce my salvation. Well, I have faith anyway; I just can’t wrap my head around it. That is to say it’s not too specific. The reason, much to my chagrin, is I’m just not as smart as all of the people out there who have the Good Lord on speed dial. So much for quoting the Scriptures making you part of that monolithic Christian straw man people bark about.
As for Bird Dog’s whoring for hits on his blog… Well, I’m sorry but who the hell are you again? I mean really…
Allow me to close with one of my favorite passages from the book of Ezekiel, chapter 23 verses 18-19:
18 So she discovered her whoredoms, and discovered her nakedness: then my mind was alienated from her, like as my mind was alienated from her sister.
19 Yet she multiplied her whoredoms, in calling to remembrance the days of her youth, wherein she had played the harlot in the land of Egypt.
20 For she doted upon their paramours, whose flesh is as the flesh of asses, and whose issue is like the issue of horses.
(The New International Version of the Bible renders verse 20 as:
There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys, and whose emissions was like that of horses).