Cultural permissiveness towards sex destroying our once-great country
Ross L. Talbott
Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO
I am a little hesitant to write on this subject. However, it is one of the foundational items in relationships in all of life, including plants, animals and humans. Sexuality is an incredibly important and defining factor.
Although plants are not generally considered in this subject, they are nevertheless dependent on the reproductive process. In most cases with plants, the same plant produces the pollen and the fruit. In some cases they are separate. For instance, we plant male green ash trees because they don’t cover our yards with seeds.
Sexuality among animals is much more obvious and dictates patterns of relationships, migration, nesting and herd patterns that contribute to their multiplication. Aquatic life seems to have an incredibly complex reproductive process but a much higher rate of multiplication.
In my farming and ranching experience, I developed a great understanding of the reproductive process of plants, animals and birds. We had cows, horses, 25,000 turkeys and 12,000 laying hens, not to mention cats, dogs and various wild critters.
The hatchery was a fascinating operation, from watching the development of the eggs to hatching and then determining the sex of the chicks and poults.
As you might have suspected, I’m working my way into the much more complex relationship of human sexuality.
Sexuality has a major effect at every level of human relationship: family, work, the way we dress, the vehicle we drive, the music we listen to, the TV we watch, the sports we play, the jewelry we wear, etc. It is a major player in almost all of the decisions we make, maybe even the color of your cell phone.
It also has a major impact on our spiritual life. Issues such as fidelity, faithfulness, purity and children are critical.
On the dark side, many of our cancers and diseases are directly associated with our sexuality. Breast cancer and prostate cancer seem to be more and more common.
Promiscuity is the primary contributing factor in the increase of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. The best prevention of STDs is fidelity, not some medication.
Our culture today has reduced sexuality to the level of recreation and entertainment. Television and the Internet have substantially increased the intensity of the problem. There are several programs on TV dedicated to the solving of hideous crimes involving primarily women and children. With few exceptions, usually robbery, they center on a crime involving infidelity or sexual perversion.
The price our society is paying for this attitude of permissiveness and self-aggrandizement is high. In fact it is helping to destroy our one-time great nation.
The divorce rate is high, and co-habitation is acceptable. High level business and political careers have been ruined, and the collateral damage is great.
The greatest damage is done to our children. The greatest asset a child can have is a stable home with a faithful father who cares for and protects a loving and committed mother. The absolutely most critical job in a successful culture is motherhood. Our future depends on the sense of worth, responsibility and integrity that mothers pass on to the next generation.
Our society today has sunk to a level where people are more passionate about protecting animals such as their dogs and cats.
At the same time they kill their own human babies while still in the womb. No animal that I know does that. It is justified by calling it a women’s freedom of choice. In reality the choice was to have a sexual encounter, and the pregnancy is a consequence of that choice.
What they are really wanting is freedom from consequences. Taking a human life at any stage does not justify self-gratification.
If you want good consequences, make good decisions.
“Out On A Limb” appears on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Ross L. Talbott lives in New Castle, where he is a business owner.
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