Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Alternative Lifestyles

From the NYTimes, comes this report on a new club at Princeton.
Yet another alternate sexual lifestyle is being promoted by a group of Princeton
undergraduates: one of chastity and abstinence outside of marriage.
There's a problem with the Times characterization of chastity as an "alternate lifestyle." An alternate needs a standard, something for it to be an alternative to. When assorted sexual practices want legitimazation, they promote themselves as alternative lifestyles. They want to be seen as just another way of doing the same old thing. Apparently this has been going on for so long, that even the NYTimes has forgotten what these lifestyles are alternatives to; chastity and abstinence outside of marriage.

PP (post-post), I forgot to call attention to the most important part of chastity, fidelity in marriage.


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