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.

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Against the Dying Light (Intermezzo, Part 2)

Posted by Dale Kuehne on October 20, 2010

Against the Dying Light by Leah Kuehne Oil on Paper

(continued from yesterday)

I believe the word that best defines the moment in which we live is denial.

I see denial in parents who do not want to acknowledge how their children are being impacted by the iWorld via the internet, the ABC Family Channel, MTV, and a public educational system that believes children can be taught to make good choices without teaching them the meaning of the word good.

I see denial in a society that believes the decline in marriage will not negatively impact children, and seems unwilling to look at any solution other than laizze-faire child-rearing.

I see denial on the part of medical professionals who profess there is such a thing as “Safe Sex” when for most sexually transmitted diseases (other than AIDS) the more sexual partners a person has increases the likelihood that sex will be unhealthy even if a condom is used.

I see denial in politicians and citizens who believe they can spend their way out of public and private debt.

I see denial in many churches and denominations that people of a variety of sexual orientations would not find love or Christ in their churches. I see denial from the other corners of Christendom that the Bible really has nothing to say about sex except loving monogamy.

I wanted to name my book, “Standing on the Threshold of an Inconceivable Age.”

That sentiment hasn’t changed.

But, like Cornel West, I may not be optimistic about the future, but I am hopeful.

To be continued …..


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