Yes, kink belongs at Pride. And I want my kids to see it.Free link. There is where we are headed. Pride means showing perverted sexual practices to children.
Children need to know that they can make their own ways in the world ...
If we want our children to learn and grow from their experiences at Pride, we should hope that they’ll encounter kink when they attend. How else can they learn about the scope and vitality of queer life? ...
Kink embodies the freedom that Pride stands for, reminding attendees to unapologetically take up space as an act of resistance and celebration — refusing to bend to social pressure that asks us to be presentable. That’s a value I want my children to learn.
Essays like that lead me to agree with this essay:
The survival of Christianity is essential for the survival of the West.This triggered Jerry Coyne, a leftist-atheist-evolutionist professor who sees no good in religion because it is factually unfounded.
Apparently Scruton is unaware of how atheist and humanists philosophers have constructed moral systems without Christianity: people like Bertrand Russell, John Rawls, and Peter Singer. None of this depends on the “sanctity of human life”, but rather on the value of human life. ... But you have to be a moron to think that one must accept that humans are made in God’s image to behave morally.No, those non-Christian moral systems are terrible.
I won’t go into detail, but it’s pretty clear that some aspects of our ethical system (fairness, reciprocity, etc.) are the products of evolution, probably evolved when we lived in small groups of hunter-gatherers. But that aside, he also claims that atheism is a religious faith, which it’s not (it’s an absence of religious faith). And that aside, where does he get the idea that without Christianity civilization would revert to savagery? Is that the case in nonreligious Scandinavia, or in Iceland, where 0% of people under 25 are religious?Atheism is not a religion, but the organized atheist intellectuals seem to have similar beliefs. That makes it a lot like a religion.
Those atheists will say it is fine for public Queer Pride parades to feature kinky sexual practices. Is that progress? I don't think so.