Screwing for Virginity

Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Welcome to Screwing for Virginity

I owe the title of this blog to the ethicist Stanley Hauerwas.  At a seminar called Culture of Life sponsored by the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture, Hauerwas said, "Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity."  Although I do not believe the phrase to be an original quote on his part, he is the first I heard use it, and so I credit him.

The purpose of this blog is to allow for discourse which will lead to learning.  I believe Kierkaard (or was it Dick VanPatten?) said that education is ignorance liquidation.  In that spirit, my hope is that not only will new ideas be shared, but old, outdated ideas (such as the notion that war leads to peace) may be abandoned. 

Comments from from any person of any gender, nationality, or creed will be welcomed so long as they are offered in a spirit of open-mindedness and humility.


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