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Featured The Negative Impact of Purity Culture

Discussion in 'Christian Philosophy & Ethics' started by Tetra, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. Tetra

    Tetra Active Member

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    There is currently no single unified definition of purity culture. I had to modify this definition since this is a family friendly forum, and the definition from where I got it had some inappropriate language for here. If you look up the definition, they're usually fairly similar in nature. :)
     
  2. Root of Jesse

    Root of Jesse Admiral of the Fleet/First Sea Lord CF Ambassadors

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    Freedom needs to be defined. Freedom, real freedom, is the unfettered ability to do what is right, not the ability to do whatever you want to do...
    God gave us free will-the ability to do what is right. When Eve used her free will to do what is wrong, she was punished.
     
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  3. Root of Jesse

    Root of Jesse Admiral of the Fleet/First Sea Lord CF Ambassadors

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    In the Catholic Church it is a covenant between the couple and God.
     
  4. 2PhiloVoid

    2PhiloVoid Just doing my part to clear the air of Smaug!

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    I would say that compared to the accommodation which the Playboy Philosophy (among other ideas) has received, the part of American culture that reveres virginity is rather tiny and of very modest influence. In fact, it kind of makes Tetra's concern nearly a moot point in my estimation.

    Peace,
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  5. FireDragon76

    FireDragon76 Sinning Boldly

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    It's indeed a small, weird segment of evangelicalism, and not representative of the best. The Quiverfull movement is also like this. It has a lot of that fundamentalist counter-cultural hostility going on.

    My Orthodox priest I used to have had an aura of this sort of thing. He lived in an evangelical bubble most of his life. It was obvious he tried to break out of it at some point but he never did completely, even when he converted to Orthodoxy. Honestly that sort of thing is very damaging, it really damages your sense of empathy and ability to relate to ordinary people.
     
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