Wow. No incivility here. I will never understand why people engage in a voluntary activity, like listening to a radio show, if they hate it so much.
Something I've been trying to wrap my head around since I heard the show: Mouw said something pretty interesting, and I wish could be explored further. He said "I do worry about what's happening in our culture. I do worry about the ongoing, I think, very bad effects of the sexual revolution.." I'd love to really hear him take that apart.
I should probably be clear here, since I am writing and you can't see my face or hear my voice-I am perfectly sincere in this. I really want to know what that fear is all about. I think Mouw is a deep thinker, and clearly defies many of the negative stereotypes associated with conservative Evangelicals, so I don't think his position is born of ignorance, or sublimation, or anything so easily mocked by enlightened, secular folk like me. But it is a real, palpable fear, and it is one that I don't fully understand.
I'm in my mid-40's, and my entire life has been, more or less, post-sexual revolution. And if I had to make a list of the top 20 threats to civil society right now, I'm not sure that the "very bad effects of the sexual revolution" would be on the list. I do have a child, and maybe when she is approaching her teens I will feel differently, but right now it is not on my very long list of "stuff I worry about regularly".
I think when Mouw said that, he might have assumed that everyone would understand what he means. And maybe this is fairly obvious to people older than I, who were adults before and after the sexual revolution. Maybe they experienced and witnessed horrors during the 70's that someone like me, who was in grade school, can not begin to imagine. And maybe they can draw a straight line between the sexual revolution and a lot of the things that are on my top 20 list of threats, in a way that I can not.
Again, I am not trying to be sarcastic or disrespectful, or hopelessly obtuse. I would really love to hear someone like Mouw, who is in my opinion (I know, obviously not the majority opinion here) intellectually credible, really dig into that.
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