04 March 2008

Eden Yesterday On Today.

Dawn Eden, author of The Thrill of the Chaste and speaker for the Church of the Holy Communion's parish retreat, yesterday on the Today show:



Anonymous Anonymous said...

"They're both right ..." Thanks, Dr. Hilda, for standing in the gap and delivering such thoughtful insight into this issue. Thank you, PSA+, for sharing this. It really is a difficult cause that Eden has undertaken and she is to be commended for her honesty and humility in this endeavor. It does bring to mind Jesus' words from the Sermon on the Mount, "Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces." Postmodern trampling and tearing often tends to take the form of 'respecting' one perspective and then simultaneously endorsing its antithesis. That may be irrelevant--it may certainly be too harsh for this scenario--and I do not mean to pull His words out of their proper context and abuse them, but I do wonder ... Your thoughts? bfj

05 March, 2008 20:38  
Blogger PSA+ said...

I don't think you're being to harsh - I think your hero Dr. Hilda is undoubtedly a practioner of "Beyondism."

What none of these folks (other than Ms. Eden) could ever begin to grasp is that the question of "to do it or not to do it" might not resolve on the matter of "what sex means to me," but on "what sex means," full stop. The idea of metaphysical realites that transcend personal preference is anathema, and the likes of Dr. Hilda can't get beyond that (nor can I, save by God's grace).

06 March, 2008 12:34  
Blogger Jody+ said...


thanks for posting this. Looks like it's going to be an interesting discussion. Good for Ms. Eden.

One of the things that continually jumps out at me in discussions like the one in this video, and in our own debates about sexuality in the Church, is the degree to which sexual fulfillment has become an idol.

13 March, 2008 14:16  

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