Signpostings

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.

    I also blog at Sharewik.com

    [Content Caution]

GQ: Porn and the Farewell to Love

Posted by dalekuehne on February 8, 2015

While we didn’t need to wait for its verdict, when GQ says porn is bad, porn hasn’t many defenders left. And it isn’t that GQ says that the bad outweighs the good. In point of fact, GQ recognizes there is nothing good to be said about it. Porn is the end of sex. Porn is the end of relationships, even before they start. Porn is a farewell to love.

The question is, as Chicago sang in the 60’s, Does anyone really know what time it is, does anyone really care? Or, have we already said farewell.

http://www.gq.com/blogs/the-feed/2013/11/10-reasons-why-you-should-quit-watching-porn.html

Farewell, farewell to love, she’s gone and I’m through with love
My schemes, my dreams of heaven are gone since she went away
Her lips, her eyes, her touch are the things that I’ll miss so much
Her style, her smile so thrilling, are joys of a sweeter day

Sun is shining so lovely, days as bright as can be
Sun keeps shining so lovely, but that sun ain’t shining for me
So farewell, farewell to love, she’s gone, there’s no sun above
I’ve news of blues that got me, I’ve lost, that’s the cost of love

Farewell, farewell to love, she’s gone and I’m through with love
My schemes, my dreams of heaven are gone since she went away

Sun is shining so lovely, days as bright as can be
Sun keeps shining so lovely, but that sun ain’t shining for me
So farewell, farewell to love, she’s gone, there’s no sun above
I’ve got news of blues that got me, I’m oh, so sad, I feel so bad
I’ve lost, that’s the cost of love

Farewell, Farewell To Love by George Siravo and Jack Wolf from Sing and Dance with Frank Sinatra (CD re-release) (1996)

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3 Responses to “GQ: Porn and the Farewell to Love”

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  2. I find the GQ article so dated it is nearly irrelevant. The effects of porn on the brain of consumers is well-documented in multiple studies dating back at least a decade. I am pleased that such a purveyor of ‘soft-porn’ as GQ is encouraging men to stop consuming ‘real’ pornography, but absent of a call to Virtue, it is hollow content inserted between advertisements. This article is akin to informing the reader that one can burn a building down with a match. The proffered solution being, of course, to light a candle instead. How sad.

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