Kiss me. So too does this religious music of Sir John Tavener. There was something that wanted to move ahead. Imprison me, for I, except you enthrall me, never shall be free nor ever chaste except you ravish me. You know, one model that a paradigm that I see all the time living here in Pennsylvania Dutch country is, you know, riding in my car behind horses and buggies with Amish teen-agers in them during courting season or Amish couples. And — right?
New to On Being?
And I thought — you know, when it was presented to me, I never felt that my job was to solve this problem or even to help the person solve the problem for themselves. I, like a usurped town to another due, labor to admit to you, but oh, to no end. Christian scripture and tradition have overwhelmingly shaped American attitudes toward sexuality. And in the Catholic tradition, too.
I wonder how a greater emphasis on the overriding biblical ethic of relationship, as Debra Haffner proposes, would reframe sexual teaching and debate.