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YouTube -- Blonde in the Belly of the Beast: The Problem With Hormonal Birth Control
'RESULTS: After beginning a regimen of hormonal birth control, the women's ideal of attractiveness in a potential romantic partner skewed significantly less masculine." -- And a whole new reality was set into motion.
rkselectiontheory  decadence  faggotry  contraception 
8 weeks ago by adamcrowe
Sex, Temptation, and the Gay Christian: What Chastity Demands - Mere Orthodoxy | Christianity, Politics, and Culture
I take ‘neo-traditionalists’ to be interested in an ‘untangling maneuver’: we want to distinguish the terminology of ‘gay’ and from the moral content of sexual desires, to help individuals who do experience same-sex sexual attractions to discover, name, and love the goods within their lives as God sees them. ... The deep affection of an adult brother for his sister must be bounded and pervaded by chastity, precisely because—however unlikely, and however repugnant—the involuntary and even unwelcome emergence of sexual desires in such a realm is not unknown. The duties of chastity and its handmaid modesty require remaining alive toward such a possibility. They require a fearful reverence within one’s love for another which does not fixate upon the emergence of such possibilities, but recognizes their power.
The combination of ‘needs’ and contraceptive use combine to transfigure chastity through destroying the environmental conditions in which the virtue is naturally (and therefore gracefully) engendered. Burk observes, rightly, that Paul suggests couple’s should only abstain from marital sex. But what for Paul is an admonition to not abstain too long should be for us an admonition to abstain for a short season, so as to prove within our marriages that we have the continence required to establish the gift of our sexuality to our spouse as a gift. Offering one’s body as a gift to one’s spouse in freedom depends upon the prior recognition that one’s body is a gift to be offered. But God’s gift of the body to us comes within limits: our liberty to alter it can only consign us to unfreedom. ... for the male and female to unite themselves in freedom, they must recognize and delight in the pre-existing gift of their own reproductive powers and the inherently procreative form of the sexual act. God has given us the form in which chastity takes marital shape: the entire artifice of bodily life impels us to pursue it through imposing upon us naturally short seasons of abstinence, unless we renounce them through the artifice of contraception so we can fulfill our ‘sexual needs.’ Burk thinks that it is enough for marriages to stand “squarely against the spirit of the age” by retaining a general openness to children, despite taking hormones specifically designed to prevent them. How this inherent contradiction can be explained, I have yet to hear. If one is worried about the bifurcation of the personal and the biological, of the will from the body—as one should be—it is impossible to denounce doing so with any meaningful moral authority while preserving the rupture for the sake of those married couples in our pews.
The perfection of Christ’s human life through his temptation by created goods includes and represents our own temptations to evils. We are free to meet even those non-voluntary desires with renunciation and not repentance, precisely because Christ’s experience reveals to us that not all temptations arise from and within our own sin. Christ’s temptation announces in practice the moral salience of the distinction between an intention and a desire, which Christ had himself proclaimed in the Sermon on the Mount.
As long as disorder exist in the world around us, we shall at least be tempted to allow it to arise within us. The pure in heart see God within the man Jesus’s vulnerability in the Garden because they, too, know the deep humanity of wanting to enjoy goods that they are tasked with renouncing. The mature in the faith experience this form of temptation precisely because of their sanctity, not its absence. We pray to be kept from it, because in doing so we learn the humility that prepares us for it. But this sanctity can be reached only if within the fallen chaos of our desires we discover not simply corruptions that we renounce but also goods we can delight in. All that will remain, after all, of us are those dimensions that are swept up into Christ’s life. Yet this will include all manner of ways in which our lives have been indelibly and permanently marked by the sins and disorders of the flesh. We might say, in fact, that where we meant our lives for evil, God yet found within them good—because He found within our sinfulness His victorious life, having included our lives already within His own.
In one sense, I take gay Christians as trying to steal the meaning of the word back: to mark a certain kind of vivacity of life, of abundance, of joy within a profound intimacy of friendship and a stable set of ‘attractions’ to their same same, which removes the ‘pride’ in those attractions that raises its fist against God. Why should not Christians today stand in the long line of their forebearers who have said no to the world, but in so doing found within it a Yes that is more potent and powerful—and taken over its own language to name it?
Christianity  children  body  birthcontrol  contraception  WesleyHill  sex  sexuality  love  identity  gender 
june 2018 by phillip.e.johnston -- Strong Families, Secure Borders
'...The decline of our civilizations began in each country which legalized and socially accepted contraception, beginning with England in 1938. -- All of this was predicted in the 1968 Papal Encyclical Humanae Vitae, and the worst-case scenario has become reality. -- Contraception has damaged western family life and crippled our civilization. -- Marriages have been destroyed, pornography is rampant, and abortion has exterminated ‘undesirables’ on an industrial level. -- Narcissism is the fruit of contraception: it has encouraged selfish irresponsibility, licentious hedonism, and promised a false escape from human nature. -- In a vain attempt to empower women, it has taught both men and women to regard the other with suspicion and closed our hearts to one another. -- Contraception has carved deep rifts and ugly scars into the relationships between men, women, and children. -- It has taught men to behave like animals, women to despise their ability to give life, and reduced children to economic props that subtract from a parent’s self-indulgent happiness. -- It destroys marriages by separating childbirth from sexuality, reducing sex to a contact sport with no strings attached. -- The chemical poisons make it harder for men and women to bond, and rob them of the joy of children, as well as the healthy desire for children. -- There are no corresponding benefits to contraception. It has only made us more miserable and hopeless, and driven us further apart into isolation together. Either the contraceptive culture must go or western culture must go. There is no third way.'
rkselectiontheory  decadence  contraception  civilization  family 
june 2018 by adamcrowe
RT : Dr’s, nurses & pharmacists in have the right to refuse referral for an , , prescription…
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may 2018 by kcarruthers
YouTube -- Jordan B Peterson: Australia's John Anderson & Dr. Jordan B Peterson: In Conversation
"There is definitely an epidemic of over-protective parenting, but it's useful to ask why. And my suspicious are this is driven by very fundamental biological and cultural phenomena that aren't generally considered in relation to this issue. We don't have very many children. We don't have twelve, six of whom die. We have one or two. And that makes them very precious. We're unwilling to take risks with them – and no wonder. And we also have them much later in life. When you have a kid at eighteen, you're still a kid, and so you're going to go out and have your life – you're in the height of the exploratory phase of your life. You're not going to over-protect your kid because you're still a kid. If you're forty and you have one child, all your eggs are in one basket, and the probability that you're going to take undue risk with that precious person is very low. Now obviously there are some advantages with that as you can devote your resources to that child and foster their development but the downside is you have every motivation to hover. And maybe you're extraordinarily desperate as a mother maintain that bond with your child because you struggled so long to achieve it. It's highly, highly valuable, you can't take a risk. So we might say over-protective parenting is a consequence of the birth control pill and the fact that people now have children later in life. ... And then that ethos starts to permeate the schools and starts to permeate the education institutions as those children mature."
contraception  parenting  infantilization  faggotry  sociology  * 
may 2018 by adamcrowe
Sexuality and the Land
The independence that contraception, sterilization and abortion give us from our fertility is achieved by a simultaneous dependence upon pharmaceutical companies, surgeons, abortionists. The independence pornography gives our sexual arousal from actual encounters with another is achieved by an increased dependence on the pornography industry, on its stars, producers — and slaves. The freedom the ever-growing system of gender theory gives us from binary sexual identities is bought at the price of a dependence on academics to define and validate the pansexual from the omnisexual, the nonsexual from the asexual, the biromantic or the two-spirited from the polyamorous and bisexual. The freedom of divorce is a dependence on the legal system, and the independence surgery gives us from our bodies is simultaneously a dependence on surgeons — and the cash we owe them. Every liberating innovation in the erotic sphere has trailed the chain of an increased dependence on impersonal structures of power behind it. The will to power has made us powerless.
WendellBerry  sex  sexuality  contraception  culture  consumerism  birthcontrol  abortion  gender  pornography  samsexmarriage 
may 2018 by phillip.e.johnston
Before Obergefell: Some Thoughts on How We Got Here | Theopolis Institute (Alastair Roberts)
When openness to procreation becomes an optional extra for sexual relations—because we now have the power to avoid it, the natural procreative potential of sexual relations is now (mistakenly) cast as if it were a choice—the place of children in marriage is changed. Marriage has always had sexual union at its heart. When sexual relations are normally sterile, however, the sexual union of marriage comes to be regarded as if it were fundamentally only about expression of personal intimacy between spouses, rather than entrance into a relation of shared openness to children, the procreative potential being integral to the nature of the union.

Most such couples will choose to have children, but, as sex and procreation are detached, this comes to be perceived as a choice to add a second story to their relationship, rather than as a development of a potential naturally integral to the sexual union and commitment of their marriage. This makes it difficult for people to recognize the essential difference between marital relations between a husband and wife and the sort of ‘marital’ relations a same-sex couple might have. Also, when children are chiefly regarded in terms of ‘choice’, the use of surrogacy, donated gametes, and reproductive technology is normalized and no longer regarded as a significant departure.

When, on account of the conceptual division of sex from procreation, marriage isn’t regarded to involve a commitment to a posture of openness to the possibility of children, the connection between the marital bond and the bond between parents and children will be reconceived. The natural connection between sex and procreation relates to the natural connection between marital union and the parental bond: sever the former and the latter is weakened. Children are the natural extension and icon of their parents’ pledge of their bodies to each other in marital union. However, through the separation of sex and procreation, children are increasingly perceived as choices that are no longer naturally integral to the marital union.
Obergefell  sex  sexuality  samsexmarriage  procreation  contraception  children  culture  capitalism 
february 2018 by phillip.e.johnston
Sex in Zero Gravity - Alastair Roberts reviews Regenerus' "Cheap Sex"
A sustained and frequently deeply perceptive exploration of the forces that give rise to our sexual landscape. His analysis is alert and attentive to human nature in ways that set it apart from many other works in the genre. His instinct for the human dynamics that give rise to larger cultural patterns can be seen in several interviews where his insightful yet gentle questioning elicits minor epiphanies for the participants.
sex  sexuality  pornography  contraception  monogamy  gender 
february 2018 by phillip.e.johnston

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