Tuesday, May 10, 2005

The Hunger Artist

Nice post by Doug Wilson...

"All this is serious business, but it should not obscure what is being done. The Christian faith does not say no to a young man's sexual urges just to be a killjoy. Rather, it is more like a mother telling her son that he cannot have a bag of chips half an hour before dinner. She knows what has been prepared, and she does not want his impatience to wreck it. In the same way, sexual impatience causes a lot of problems in marriage. We say no to that which would diminish or destroy the joy and purity and honor of the marriage bed" (Future Men, p. 144).

I wholeheartedly agree. I also wholeheartedly call this a fine example of the Rumplestiltskin Fallacy - that by naming a problem, you can make it go away.

I agree 110% that sex is for marriage, mind, body, and soul. But my dinner's been put off for 20+ years so far, there's no sign of anyone in the kitchen, and there's a LOT of free "potato chips" available online.

Screwtape must be laughing his ass off.


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