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To: fwdude

Thanks for the kind words.

It’s ever so much more fun to denounce those who participate in activities you find disgusting than to denounce those activities you find attractive, or quite often participate in personally.

A classic example is the change in the definition of the word “dating.” Decades ago it referred to a courtship process, with sexual activity, at least in the early stages, assumed to be minimal. Today it means sleeping around, as in the common question to a divorced person, “Have you started dating yet?”


86 posted on 02/21/2011 7:33:29 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan
Yes, our modern language has accommodated every perverse practice under the guise of a euphemism.

I remember hearing Elizabeth Elliot, wife of the late missionary Jim Elliot, make the startling - to us anyway - statement that a civil, Christian society used to marry without what we would consider "dating" at all. The families would become involved, and in the process, the couple would become acquainted in the family/group setting. The almost-defunct custom of the bride and the groom not seeing each other before the wedding is a vestige of this once universally accepted norm. "Dating," as we've known it for a couple of generations, was virtually unknown.

Our maladies, or our continuance in them, mostly stem from our continued, eager consumption of popular culture, regardless of our words denouncing the values that permeate it. We voraciously consume television, virtually all of which is corrupt to the core - if not the programming, the lascivious commercials. And we are too blind, and much too proud, to admit that we are not immune to these influences.-

92 posted on 02/21/2011 8:51:32 AM PST by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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