Ramblings...

Well, I thought this to be a trivial exercise, but given the thoughts I have and lose on a daily basis, maybe it's not such a bad idea.

Tonight, I saw for the first time, a girl really flaunting the true power of her sexuality. She was a large girl, but with enormous breasts. Breasts the size of large melons... the size that men, even of the strongest character, can't help but oogle. Anyway, she was making out with some guy at a bar, using all of the usual tricks of seduction, and then began to just to grab and toss her breasts around in a drunken gleefest. Anyway, I couldn't help but be reminded of the verse in proverbs....

"Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman without discretion.” ...

In that moment, I realized the power women hold over men. I had always viewed sexual attraction from most men as an annoyance to most women. But in that small flash of raw sexuality I saw the true nature of woman's power over man. How easily men are to manipulate. We are taught from such a young age to admire a beautiful woman at all costs, and sacrifice dignity and common sense for this goal. It is unfortunate.

I also had an interesting discussion with a very conservative Christian. The conversation yielded little, but the interaction proved worthwile. Evangelicals from the beginning are taught how to convert others. Rather than pursing the quest for truth (or understanding) individuals are taught early on how to convert. Rather than just simply learning about a particular belief system, individuals prepare, in advance, for sharing their faith with others. This reinforces a desire to eliminate doubt quickly, but also provides a means for the individual to tie his own public identity to that of his newfound faith....