Randy bravely addresses the thorny topic of just how many pillows one man needs and he also offers a chance at a $10 prize just for explaining your choice for smartest U.S. President ever. I’m going with William Henry Harrison, because by dying 31 days into his term he made the fewest mistakes of any President.
Abstinence = true feminism — some excerpts:
“The availability of abortion removes the one remaining legitimized reason that women have had for refusing sex besides the headache.”
“Legalized abortion was supposed to grant enormous freedom to women, but it has had the perverse result of freeing men and trapping women.”
Stith writes that MacKinnon’s essay, which was given little credence when it was published, warrants further discussion. He argues that in a competitive sexual marketplace, the number of women willing to have an abortion “reduces an individual woman’s bargaining power.”
“As a result, in order not to lose her guy, she may be pressured into doing precisely what she doesn’t want to do: have unprotected sex, then an unwanted pregnancy, then the abortion she had all along been trying to avoid,” he said.
I think there’s some truth here. I for one have heard men admit they will never wear a condom during sex because there is no shortage of women who’ll oblige their demand for optimal pleasure. It’s sad, but it’s true.
It seems to me, following this logic — and contrary to what many feminists would argue — that the only way to be a true feminist is to make a man wait until marriage to have sex.
More about the differences between Wesleyan Arminianism and Calvinism. This can get contentious, so play nice, everyone! My comments there:
One thing I find interesting about the debate is that the critiques both sides use are often superfluous as they cut both ways. For example, you could say that Calvinism leads to pride (“God chose me!”) or that Wesleyanism leads to pride (“I chose God!) or vice verse with humility (“There is no way I would have chosen God” / “I’m so grateful I had a chance to choose God”). I try to sift those arguments out as they really don’t prove much.
“When you are at the point of inventing an infinite number of universes to explain the fine-tuning, you’ll know what I am talking about. For every 100 non-Christians who starts to make that speculative multiverse reply to the fine-tuning argument, maybe 1 of you closes his mouth and says “ENOUGH”.”
Well said! The multiverse theory is an atheist concession speech. It is a good litmus test to see if they are seriously seeking God or seriously seeking reasons to avoid God.