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]

The (Now Controversial) Freedom to Ask for Help and Help

Posted by Dale Kuehne on December 12, 2012

A sane essay about a perfectly reasonable idea: allowing counselors the freedom to employ reparative therapy to clients with same-sex attractions who REQUEST it.

As you will see from the comments, sanity is not “in.”

Apparently neither is religious freedom, freedom of the press, the common good, and the freedom of conscience.

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/12/11/my-take-lets-protect-religious-counselors-amid-conversion-therapy-debate/

There’s a common misbelief that I believe everything you say,
In spineless calculations in the plans that we made.
Well, talk is cheap when you’re flat broke, so you claim.
So I don’t know the call but we fell.
I am a foolish man,
I am afraid that that you have burned this bridge.

I’m done, I don’t wanna hear it.
I don’t want to know for sure what is real anymore.

A straight faced lie, say it to my face.
Look me in the eyes.
Just say it to my face.
Oh, so before I go,
I lose my faith in principle, in principle.
We’re drowning either way.

I’m done, I don’t wanna hear it.
I don’t want to know for sure what is real anymore.
I don’t want to know for sure what is real anymore.

So back off, so back down to basics now.
We’re live and learn somehow.
When the truth comes out sooner or later.
(Sooner or later.)
But I’m already gone

I’m done, I don’t wanna hear it.
I don’t want to know for sure what is real anymore.

(So back off, so back down to basics now)
I don’t wanna hear it.
(We’re live and learn somehow)
I don’t wanna know for sure what is real anymore.
(When the truth comes out sooner or later)

I Don’t Wanna Hear It by Hidden in Plain View from Resolution (2007)

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