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When I was a kid in the days before comic books became “woke” DC used to put out a book called Weird War Tales which consisted of short horror/sci-fi stories in a war/battle setting. There was one story that jumped to mind after reading Stacy McCain’s latest post on Ella Dawson.

A GI stationed in England training to be part of the D-Day invasion is absolutely terrified at the prospect dying during the landings. The Devil appears to him and says that he can protect him from death but only on one day. The GI sells his soul screaming “D-Day, don’t let me die on D-Day!” The Devil agrees and departs.

In the landing craft he finds himself supremely confident and when a German MG is pinning down his squad, he, to the shock of everyone else who remembered his fears, rushes forward and takes it out but is riddled to pieces.

As he lay dying the Devil appears and he accuses him of reneging on the deal. The Devil replies that this is not D-Day and as he does the GI overhears two officers standing next discussing a posthumous decoration for him noting that thanks to him, this probing raid in preparation for D-Day was a success.

You see for 30 years condoms have been pointed to as a life saver and pushed as such but as Stacy points out in his article:

Let’s quote her inspirational prose:

“I received the message loud and clear that girls who were sexual, girls who wanted sex, girls who were aggressive and talkative and confident, were those girls. . . .
“I did the bitter calculus of being a teenage girl and decided to embrace my destined and disdained sluttiness. I even made up a superhero identity for myself: Whorella.”

It was not just random coincidence, you see, that she was diagnosed with genital herpes during her junior year at Wesleyan. The law of large numbers and her own ignorance (condoms don’t prevent herpes or HPV) made it more or less inevitable that “Whorella” would catch something.

Stacy is right on the money when concerning the law of large numbers and disease. The more people you have sex with the larger the odds that you will catch something and if you are in a college in a large pool of mostly drunk people hooking up the odds of avoiding VD aren’t good.

There is a more important point than the foolishness of the young and stupid.  It’s even more important than carrying over said stupidity beyond one’s college years, it’s a point that I never tire of making and it has to do with Christianity.

One the the results of the west’s abandonment of the laws of God is the loss of the benefits of said laws, benefits that were meant for the good of those who follow them not for the benefit of God.    (Or do you think that all those rules given by God to the Jewish people about washing hands and vessels millennia before we knew that it was the easiest way to prevent disease was a coincidence?) 

God’s rules on sex are very simple.  No sex before marriage and once married no sex outside of marriage, fornication, adultery, homosexuality, open marriages, etc they’re all out.  Now if you’re a fan of sex in general, and lets face if most of us are, or if you’re a fan of  fornication, adultery, homosexuality open marriages etc etc etc in particular you might not like those rules and it’s quite understandable that many rebel against them.

However it doesn’t change the fact that if you follow those rules and your spouse does as well the odds of you catching any venereal disease are as close to zero as you can get and it goes without saying that abstinence from sex outside of marriage for married people is far more effective in preventing AIDS & HIV than the best condom money can or any potential treatment or “cure” that we have spend Billions of dollars trying to find.

Stacy & I both come from a generation that still understood that God’s laws were a shield to protect us, not a yoke to oppress.  Ms Dawson comes from a generation that doesn’t.  That’s why it’s imperative for us to go on the record now so that these basic facts, supported by centuries of experience can survive us.

Oh and pray for Ms. Dawson and folks like her and don’t get too caught up about her mistakes when you do.  Remember the wisdom of Christ in Luke 6:37-38

Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven.

Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.”

PRIMARY SITE UPDATE: You’ll note that there are still a few posts going up on the main site with links videos etc. That’s because before my problems came up I was on a bit of a writing roll and saved pieces with links and video are still working.

The estimate and timetable for moving the site is still not in from my 1st choice but if you want to help defray the costs (I’m guessing $700-1000 but I don’t know for sure) I would highly appreciate it.

…but after seeing all the exchanges from Attila’s post and Ace’s update combined with Stacy’s post last night reminded me of this story from my youth.

There were two different crowds I hung with, one was a Massachusetts crowd from high school and one was a NH crowd I met in college. The NH crowd was less sober but generated a whole bunch of very interesting stories.

They would do various pickup stunts. One of the guys would try to pick up a girl at a bar, when she turned him down the others standing at the door would loudly hum the Old Spice theme, toss him a bottle, He would put on the Old Spice and as the girl was laughing he would ask her out again (still didn’t work but it was a laugh)

One of the most interesting stunts they would do was to find a woman at a bar, go up to her and directly ask her if she would sleep with him.

Before the girl could hit him or tell him to get lost, he would ask to explain. He would say that normally he would make small talk, maybe buy a few drinks, perhaps a meal and invest an entire night and only at the end of it find out if he was going to actually get laid, which was the whole idea.

This way she has no illusions about him and he doesn’t waste the whole night on a wild goose chase.

Two things would always happen after this. The girl would agree he made sense, and would tell him to get lost.

Given the times I wonder what the result would be today?

A person my age or older would be familiar with the term “Shotgun Wedding”. The idea being that a man who got a girl pregnant would be forced by the father of the girl, Shotgun in hand to the altar for the wedding. That line of thinking is in keeping with the idea Stacy McCain advanced about the the economics of love. Roxeanne DeLuca in comments also advanced this very Judeao-Christian idea:

These days, men think there’s just women you sleep with, that’s it. And pardon me if I think that, as a WOMAN, I should have the grounds to say, “If this isn’t emotional for you, if you could do this with any woman, or any woman with the right equipment and the right attitude, then I don’t want it from you.”

As it is, though, we’re expected to act like prostitutes, without the benefits and without the emotional reserve. When sexually loose women are “nice girls”, or tell you that they are, men WILL expect ALL nice women to be sexually loose.

The 60’s revolution ended this bigtime and some are still paying the price but there is one thing about this way of thinking that needs to be pointed out.

The entire idea of the shotgun wedding or the threat of the shotgun wedding is to protect the women and restrain the man. The idea being the man might think twice before trying to be a player if he know that it means he will have to follow through.

In this age of contraception and abortion those restraints are gone and the feminists of the left cheer this abandonment of the traditional Judeao-Christian meme as a triumph for women no matter the result.

There is however another side of the coin that the feminist left isn’t too loud in condemning.

Afshan Azad, 21, who played Padma Patil, a classmate of the teenage wizard, in the blockbuster Hollywood films based on JK Rowling’s children’s books, feared for her life during the three-hour ordeal, Manchester Crown Court heard.

She was punched, dragged around by her hair and strangled by her brother Ashraf Azad, 28, who threatened to kill her after he caught her talking on the phone to her Hindu boyfriend on May 21 last year, the court was told.

During the row at the family home in Longsight, Manchester, which also involved her mother and father, she was branded a ”slag” and a ”prostitute” and told: ”Marry a Muslim or you die!”

Note the cultural difference here. The threats are not against the man, they are against the woman. The threat of violence is not against the man for the advances, it is against the woman. Either way the Judge hearing the case decided to make a statement about violence against women:

Judge Thomas added: ”This is a sentence that is designed to punish you for what you did and also to send out a clear message to others that domestic violence involving circumstances such as have arisen here cannot be tolerated.”

And so he sentenced the guy to….for six months after he pleaded guilty to the assault.

As Cubachi points out:

This is attempted murder, and he’s only getting six months? Azad’s case is well known throughout the world due to her celebrity status, however, this is occurring to young Muslim girls throughout the world who are deemed too “Westernized” or a betrayer to Islam.

Some on the right have highlighted this kind of thing, the left…not so much. Why the difference in reaction to the Judeao-Christian cultural norm and not the Islamic one? Why is one a sign of repressive patriarchy and the other just a cultural difference and any objection Islamaphobia?

It’s a good question and I’d love to hear the answer.

I knew there was a reason I liked this kid so much when I met him:

As a stand-up comedian, I’ve seen hacks openly depict the most depraved, explicit sexual acts they can think of just to get a laugh out of the audience. Clearly, telling wiener jokes is no longer the treading of new territory that it once was.

Funnily enough, today there is one area of sex that when discussed, still makes people’s posteriors pucker with discomfort… abstinence.

Every young woman should remember the line that follows.

Constantly we hear cries of women aimed at their supposedly overly jealous boyfriends, “What’s the matter? Don’t you trust me?”

No, he doesn’t. You slept with him on the first date and there is no reason for him to think that you wouldn’t do the same when a better offer comes along emphasis mine.

I actually had to use a variation of that piece of advice to a young lady years ago who was asking my advice about dating/sleeping with a married man. This kid has learned it in his 20’s. Well done.