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    I guess my first thought when I read that quote was, whenever a society is excessively fixated on who is having what kind of sex with whom, they tend to be conspicuously failing in science, the arts and general creativity. Same with individuals.  This pastor is really concerned with who you are f@cking.  Me, not so much - that's your business, God bless, have a great time, and by the way, what wonderful culture is coming out of SF these days, and what wonderful science is coming out of UC Berkeley?

    Almost without exception, when a culture is vibrant, expanding, when there's the sort of free and open dialogue that makes science and art possible, well... people are less dogmatic and weird about sex. The golden age of Islamic Spain.  The Rennaisance.  Elizabethan England.  Classical Greece.  The Augustan era in Rome.  Maybe all those cultures are extinct now, but are they really? They resonate right to our time.  And what about our very own culture?  Did the Enlightement thinkers who created modern Western thought obsess about sex, gay or straight?  Of course not.  They were concerned that girls go to school, and that people think for themselves. Narrow thinking correlates closely with an excessive interest in others' sex lives.  

    “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

    by ivorybill on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 04:40:18 PM PST

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