Signpostings

Relationships in a World of Individualism

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    The rWorld is about more than Dale Kuehne's book Sex and the iWorld.
    The rWorld is a New England based, non-profit (in formation), that is composed of a growing number of people and organizations from many faith and ideological backgrounds worldwide. We believe that much of the fulfillment for which women and men are looking can be found by enhancing the quality of our relationships. While the individual freedom we enjoy in the West is a gift, the love and intimacy for which humans yearn will not be found in self-serving materialism or hedonism, but in a variety of healthy relationships.

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  • Dale Kuehne

    Sex & the iWorld

    Professor of Politics and The Richard L. Bready Chair for Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

    In this blog I'm highlighting signposts of the world in which we presently reside as a means of helping promote a civil, and meaningful dialogue about what kind of world in which we wish to live. I am particularly interested in exploring how might we reconcile the individual good and the common good, and where reconciliation isn’t possible, which should take precedence and why.

    I also blog at Sharewik.com

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Love and Marriage

Posted by Dale Kuehne on February 24, 2010

A different angle on the marriage debate courtesy of The Onion.

New Law Would Ban Marriages Between People Who Don’t Love Each Other

One is the loneliest numbers that you’ll ever do
Two can be as bad as one
It’s the loneliest number since the number one

One by Harry Nillson

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One Response to “Love and Marriage”

  1. Lauren Fithian said

    Well, I’m immature enough to enjoy quite a bit of The Onion’s satire and this video is pretty funny. I think, however, that it is missing some key elements. It needed to include Governor Pawlenty making these additional brazen and unfounded comments about “loveless marriage”:
    1. “Loveless marriage” threatens his own “love marriage.” (He would, of course, NOT continue on to explain exactly how.)
    2. Allowing “loveless marriage” would absolutely lead to the tearing apart of the nation’s social fabric. (He would, of course, NOT continue on to explain his basis for that claim.)
    3. Allowing “loveless marriage” would lead to the recruitment of innocent children into “loveless-uality.”
    4. The “loveless marriage” protesters were part of a world-wide “loveless-ism movement.”
    5. Studies in Scandinavia have shown that “loveless marriage” does not work (even though Pawlenty would have the actual studies in hand that show it does). And last, but definitely not least,
    6. In addition to not being allowed to marry, “lovelessexuals” should not be allowed to adopt children because that would be “gravely immoral.”

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