Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.

7/23/2005

The New Virgins

Filed under: Advice from your Uncle Jim,Deep Thoughts,Life, the Universe, and Everything,Personal — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Dragon which is in the early morning or 8:41 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waning Gibbous

No, this is not a joke.
My web wanderings occasionally take me to very strange places, like, for instance, this article in Rolling Stone Magazine about the “new” virgins. Yeah, that’s right. Virgins. And, not as in “virgin sacrifice”, either. Actual Christian young men and young women saving themselves for marriage. No, this is not a joke!
I know, the idea that Rolling Stone Magazine, of all things, would write an article about this blows my mind, too, but, there it is. And, I can’t help but wonder what it means. While I applaud the sentiment, the idea of this whole movement is really mind-boggling to me. I can’t help but wonder if this is just a slightly more serious version of that whole “born again virgin” thing from a couple years back. (Though, I know a few people who would like to think of themselves as one of those spurious “born again virgins”!) I see a return to this kind of conservative thought happening all over and among the generation just behind me. I try to see the cycle of history that’s causing the Great Wheel to turn all the way around to this, but, I have to admit, I’m having a hard time seeing all the forces driving this.


Advice from your Uncle Jim:
"A man is known by the company his mind keeps."
   --Thomas Bailey Aldrich


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