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

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Fall and Rise

Posted by Dale Kuehne on October 12, 2011

Sir Jonathan Sachs, Chief Rabbi of Great Britain, on the decline of the West and the possibility of renewal.

http://www.aish.com/ci/sept11/How_to_Reverse_the_Wests_Decline.html

You don’t know how you took it
You just know what you got
Oh lawdy, you been stealing from the thieves
And you got caught
In the headlights of a stretch car
You’re a star

Dressing like your sister
Living like a tart
If they don’t know what you’re doin’
Babe it must be art
You’re a headache, in a suitcase
You’re a star

Oh, no, don’t be shy
You don’t have to go blind
Hold me, thrill me
Kiss me, kill me
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/u/u2/hold+me+thrill+me+kiss+me_20817221.html ]
You don’t know how you got here
You just know you want out
Believing in yourself almost as much as you doubt
You’re a big smash
You wear it like a rash star

Oh no, don’t be shy
You need a crowd to cry
Hold me, thrill me
Kiss me, kill me

They want you to be Jesus
They’ll got down on one knee
But they’ll want their money back
If you’re alive at thirty-three
And you’re turning tricks
With your crucifix
You’re a star, oh child

Of course you’re not shy
You don’t have to deny love
Hold me, thrill me
Kiss me, kill me

Hold Me, Thrill me, Kiss Em, Kill Me by U2 (1995)

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