Monday, May 19, 2008

Is Casual Sex Bittersweet?

"It would not be better for mankind if they were given their desires.” — Heraclitus
Oxymoron means self-contradictory or absurd. It is an incongruous term that makes a statement. In ancient Greece, oxus meant "sharp; pointed" and moros meant "dull; stupid; foolish."

Is sexual frustration more disagreeable than casual intimacy? Is there an absolute possibility that casual sex is bittersweet? Safe sex can leave a woman a little pregnant. Hooking up may leave you feeling alone together.

Is Free Love Too Expensive?
The profound metaphor in Oscar Wilde’s famous book, The Picture of Dorian Gray, reveals hideous consequences. The handsome young man named Dorian Gray becomes obsessed with maintaining his youthful appearance. He gambles away his soul. His wish is granted: His portrait ages, taking on the consequences of his sensual lifestyle—while he remains youthful.

Some claim that using sex in the search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness. When Dorian Gray dies, his picture reverts to its original youthful appearance. His dead body reveals the ugliness of his sensual quests.

Oxymoronic Sexual Practices
Barna surveys report that four out of ten of every born again adult does not rely upon the Bible as a primary source for moral guidance. His surveys reveal:

* Most people do not believe there is any source of absolute moral truth.

* Christians are off the mark regarding sexual fidelity.

* Christians condone traditionally forbidden sexual behaviors.

* Each year what is morally acceptable declines. Morally acceptable behavior includes cohabitation (60%), adultery (42%), sexual fantasies (59%), and pornography (38%).

Would a single, sexually pure Jesus consider an immoral Christian a contradiction in terms and faith?

Belief in Truth
G. K. Chesterton observed, "Free verse is like free love; it is a contradiction in terms." Sexual purity reveals the brush strokes of a spiritual inner portrait, letting others see inner strength and beauty.

Fascinated by the paradoxes of everyday life, Friedrich Nietzsche observed, “Belief in truth begins with doubting all that has hitherto been believed to be true.”

Think about the oxymorons below. Why are true love counterfeits easier to trust than sincere truth? What false truths do you believe and act upon?

Casual intimacy
Absolute possibility
Casual sex
Safe sex
A little pregnant
Hooking up
Alone together
Immoral Christian
Free love
True love counterfeits
False truths

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