Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The good old days

When men were men and heads were itchy(?):

(I hope I'm not the only one who needed to put on reading glasses for that.) Onward.

"'Going steady', as they say, is morally wrong. It's at least an occasion of sin and in many cases, actually sinful. Two normal, healthy young people cannot be with each other constantly without temptation entering into the picture -- sooner or later. Temptation against the 6th and 9th Commandments, I mean."
I call bullshit: how does the 6th commandment: "Thou shalt not commit adultery" and the 9th commandment: "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife" apply in this situation? A couple of teenagers going steady aren't even married, so how can they be adulterizing or coveting wives? But anyway...

Apparently things haven't changed
all that much since the Good Old Days conservatives pine for. Teenagers *in love* still contact each other 10 million times a day (maybe more, now that email, text messaging and "facebooking" are part of the scenario). And stodgy old farts still try to keep them apart. The only thing I don't recall from my long-ago teenage years is that "itchy head" thing (hahahaha, take it away, pervs!).

(graphic from superdickery)