The Trials of Being a Virgin at Harvard

Howdy, all!  Not much time to write this morning, but I thought that you might appreciate a news item that Mr. Davis passed on to a number of us.  It concerns the persecution a group of young sexual abstinence promoters at Harvard University are experiencing.  (Though I should say that thankfully the persecution does not seem to be coming from the university, itself.)  You can find the article here: “Harvard club promotes abstinence.

God says through Isaiah,

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”

Isaiah 5:20

Certainly an apt description of our society.

2 thoughts on “The Trials of Being a Virgin at Harvard

  1. Hi Mr. Smith,

    If your posts on mathematics deserve so many replies, this one deserves at least one. The article reminds me not just of some of my own experience at a secular university, but of a magazine article I read somewhere, “The Emptiness of College Sex.” And this was in a secular magazine. (Ah, the eternal lament of those of us with almost-photographic memories: “I read it in a book/magazine/blog/saw it in a movie/TV show somewhere.”)

    Our Founding Generation would start a new American Revolution if they could see where the old one has ended up.

  2. Howdy, and thanks, Mr. Wheeler —

    Yes, it’s interesting. Going back even further, many assume that religious persecution is what brought the pilgrims to America, but that is a partial truth. Interestingly, they found religiously tolerant communities *before* arriving in North America to found their own society. But they decided after living there that the danger of the societies’ moral laxity on their children (among other things) was too great a risk, so they continued on to the New World — obviously at great risk, but for a cause that made the risk worth facing.

    In the sense of moral laxity, our society has become exactly the sort of place the pilgrims fled — indeed, I would imagine it’s become an even worse place in that sense than they could have imagined.

    Thanks for the comment,
    Wallace Smith

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