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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Of things unknown but longed for still (Intermezzo Part 3)

Posted by Dale Kuehne on October 22, 2010

“Of things unknown but longed for still” by Leah Kuehne Oil on Paper

(continued from Wednesday)

The problem with denial is that it is difficult to know how to live.

It is so easy to confuse surviving with living.

Another problem with denial is that it is difficult to survive.

I have described the present age as the iWorld.

The iWorld has redefined what it means to be free.

The iWorld wants to be free of authority, free of nature, and free of want. We wish to tear down every boundary that stands in the way of becoming whatever we desire.

The iWorld tells us that we can do want we desire so long as there is consent and no one gets hurt.

The iWorld is logically unsustainable. To try and live in this fashion is the definition of nonsense.

These conclusions don’t require any religious imagination. There is physics to living and we cannot ignore the laws of physics and survive.

Our denial is threatening our survival.

Nature abhors a vacuum.

The iWorld creates a vacuum.

Something will take its place.

To be continued …


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