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Sex Positive: What is that?

One of the most dangerous practices, in our modern culture, is giving names to things.

Have you noticed, that we give a name to something and then everyone knows if that thing is good or bad? There is no need to think about it.

I used to work as an English teacher, I taught language more than literature, and I notice this. We make the language do all the work, so we don’t have to think, or take responsibility.

That is one of the drivers of “Cancel Culture.” The name “Cancel Culture” is one of those shorthand descriptions. If I use that name, you know that you are not supposed to like or approve of that thing.

Can we agree, that we will not play the shorthand-blaming game? We are just using a name for something that people do. If we want to form an opinion, we should learn more.

Here is one thing to know; we have a shallow and thoughtless way to approve or disapprove of things. We can easily communicate our opinion to others, and that thing becomes morally very right, or very wrong.

That is my description of “Cancel Culture.” It is moral shorthand in a culture that is complicated and always changing. Analyzing and explaining takes a lot of effort.

The other side of cancelling is approving. We can give a positive spin to something, with a name that is carefully composed, and everyone is supposed to approve, without much analysis.

We have a cultural movement now, called “Sex Positive.” First, we have the word “Sex” which is something almost everyone likes, and the word “Positive” is obviously positive. The shorthand is clear, we are supposed to approve, and maybe careful analysis and consideration are not needed.

So, what does it mean to be “Sex Positive?”

We should be asking this question, because there is a movement that is growing quickly among us, and we are expected to approve.

This set of ideas, that informs a movement, is becoming part of politics. As the United States moves toward midterm elections, some candidates are promoting themselves as “Sex Positive.”

I know there is one person in the world that you, and I need to meet. And I’m not talking about God, or Jesus. Each one of us needs to meet ourselves; we need to know who we are and who we were made to be, what our place is in this world. We should never join a movement, like joining a tribe with its own culture, and ignore who we are.

There is a place in the Bible, that I like. A writer has a conversation with God, about himself. This is someone who has met that important person, and with that knowledge, met God:

My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. (Psalm 139: 15 and 16)

I am writing as a Christian, and a father, and I strongly disagree with a father opting to not be responsible for his own child. That is only one of the points in the election platform, and it is easy for me to think, and form an opinion. Probably, I could go through most of the ideas in the “Sex Positive” movement, and form opinions. I’m sure you could do the same.

We could consider the ideas, and form opinions.

So, as a Christian, can I be positive?


Jesus positive.

When I knew who I was, I found Jesus. I remember riding in a city bus, probably on my way to high school, and I saw someone walking. The other person was just like me, and probably lived a life like mine, and I remember clearly being disappointed. I don’t want to criticize the other person, but I was not happy with the person that I had become. I saw me and I wanted to be someone different.

In that state, I found Jesus.

I recommend this for everyone. Know who you are, and who you want to be. From that place, find God and start a new life.

Find a road to walk on.

So, how does that relate to the sex positive movement and its followers? Start from your own position, and consider what they say. What fits, and what doesn’t fit with you?

If you are wondering, I am not sex positive. I have a different direction in my life.

I hope you can find the same.

And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians 6:11 )

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