Signpostings

Relationships in a World of Individualism

  • rWorld

    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

    [Content Caution]

Sex for Dinner?

Posted by Dale Kuehne on July 21, 2010

Anorexia and Gluttony

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/25/AR2009022503123.html

Dialogue from the film The Matrix:

Cypher: You know, I know this steak doesn’t exist. I know that when I put it in my mouth, the Matrix is telling my brain that it is juicy and delicious. After nine years, you know what I realize?
[Takes a bite of steak]
Cypher: Ignorance is bliss.

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One Response to “Sex for Dinner?”

  1. Leanne O. said

    Media has definitely changed our views on sex as well as issues such as parenting, marriage, and societal norms. I don’t think that placing moral judgements on food makes any real difference in how most people act because the word morality today evokes such negative responses in so many people…thank the media for that too. I believe our minds can be manipulated more by certain things such as those Big Mac commericals because our society is always needing the quick fix and the instant gratification. Food is a perfect way to get that fix now that the laissez-faire attitude about sex has desensitized many into thinking it isn’t all that exciting anymore. Still good, but only good enough to tide them over until the next and better fix. To some, the next fix was the I-Pad or the newer and bigger HD-TV. It isn’t just food, food is the most obvious but it is the need to feel energized and excited by anything new. There are so many factors making everyone feel bad that people search for something to make them feel good. Perhaps, the negative connotation with the word morality and shunning the idea that any morals exist has something to do with everyone feeling so bad about themselves. All I can think of is what is next when the 3-D world hits our living rooms. We will go from “I can’t get no satisfaction” to “I can get some more satisfaction…for a while…”…Mmmmm, this cheesburger is good!~ What next?

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