How do we celebrate Valentine’s Day when our governments advocate hate? You have to wonder when the autocrats last fell in love. Building entire polities on hatred harshes the elevated feelings of letting love, well, love. The only time Republicans seem to smile is when they’re taking advantage of someone else. But it’s Valentine’s Day, so I’ll try to think charitable thoughts about even them.
My reading recently has been taking me into the realm of sin. Let me rephrase that—I’ve been reading a lot about sin recently. One of the more striking aspects about badness is that it seems closely related to love, or at least lust. I’ve often pondered why Christianity especially has tended to treat sex as bad. While all religions take an interest in sexuality, not all of them declare it a negative aspect of life.
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