Procreation is the biological purpose of sex, after all, and as the Contraceptive Culture encourages us to have unnatural sex — to thwart the natural purpose of sex — it also disconnects sex from love, marriage and parenthood, so that sex becomes a meaningless recreation of no more ultimate consequence than a video game.
In this morning’s Tim Tebow post I noted how he was ridiculed for his determination to save himself for marriage as Christianity teaches.
Mind you as a standout college athlete and as an NFL Quarterback the opportunities for Mr. Tebow to obtain the sexual partner of his choice at his convenience was not and still is not in doubt. Yet he has eschewed this choice to maintain a the moral standard that his belief system requires.
Now there was a time when such restraint would have been celebrated (See Jimmy Stewart in the Philadelphia Story) where society would give its approval of a man choosing not to take advantage of women in that fashion when he could and such a man would be considered an example to young men to carry themselves like gentlemen.
Alas our hookup culture has rejected such things which are now considered the end all of existence. The end result for society has been costly in terms of unwed mothers, broken relationships and people not to mention the incredible spread of STD’s.
For the most part those costs are not readily apparent to society as a whole, but once in a while it’s made plain for all to see.
A drive-by shooter went on a nighttime rampage near a Santa Barbara university campus that left seven people dead, including the attacker, and seven others wounded, authorities said Saturday.
The gunman got into two gun battles with deputies Friday night in the beachside community of Isla Vista before crashing his black BMW into a parked car, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said.
The 22-year-old shooter is the son of a Hollywood film director who left an angry manifesto behind
‘College is the time when everyone experiences those things such as sex and fun and pleasure. But in those years I’ve had to rot in loneliness. It’s not fair. You girls have never been attracted to me. I don’t know why you girls aren’t attracted to me. But I will punish you all for it,’ …
…I’m going to enter the hottest sorority house of UCSB and I will slaughter every single spoilt, stuck-up, blonde [slut] that I see inside there. All those girls that I’ve desired so much, they would’ve all rejected me and looked down on me as an inferior man if I ever made a sexual advance towards them,’
My first thought when reading about this is “This kid is 22 has a black BMW and is whining about being a failure?” but if the only purpose of such a car is as King Ralph suggested to get laid, the expensive car simply amplified his perception of failure.
At the root of the “Nice Guy” rationalization is a narcissistic blindness to his own shortcomings and a sense of entitlement to female companionship. He cannot admit (especially to himself) that his own resentments are actually motivated by envy, nor that his rage against women is a type of “sour grapes” rationalization: Frustrated desire expressed as rejection of those who reject him.
Let’s grant that this man is a fringe example as the vast majority of sexually frustrated men will not convert sexual frustration into a murderous spree (and hopefully the vast majority will not consider a killer “hot) but consider what might have been if he lived in a culture with different values.
Picture for a second if he lived in an environment where for example the sexual example of a Tim Tebow were advanced. That society, which embraced the Judeo-Christian culture & norms existed in the United States in living memory. It was the society of the “Greatest Generation” , our popular culture displayed, our songs and Television promoted it. Even those within the Hollywood it who secretly disdained it felt the need to give it lip service in public.
Might such a society where abstinence before marriage was a virtue been enough to keep an unstable person on the right side of the cliff? As Stacy McCain put it:
@DaTechGuyblog The kid was apparently raised with no beliefs of any kind. No religion, nothing. Just status. He was obsessed with status.
— Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) May 25, 2014
In the end of course the final blame for his murderous acts has to fall on himself but a society advances lives without moral values will produce people who do not see a value to life. I’ll give the last word to Lisa Graas:
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