Friday, May 22, 2015
Loss of Innocence
I had a friend with a daughter that was born with a very rare syndrome. She was very charming, cute, friendly and, of course, naïve. He worried so what would become of her after his death. Her death preceded his, so he was always able to protect her, as was her brother.
I am sickened by this Josh Duggar hullabaloo. Not by what Josh did. I grew up on the west side of Chicago and I well remember what games 8 and 9 year olds played. No details, folks, but yesterday I did not fall off the turnip truck.
What sickens me are the comments. People are getting their heads lopped off in Syria, and all these people can talk about is who "diddled" (that word is used over and over) who. These are people who slept dorm style. Nineteen kids. Girls at one end of the upstairs, boys at the other. Not even separate cabins like at summer camp, where fooling around went on like crazy. I was on a Catholic religious retreat and we all climbed out the window every night.
The commentors wax on about what else someone might have done, or who may have done something to who. It honestly sounds like they are getting "aroused" by it. And they definitely are playing one-up-manship.
I am disgusted that there is pin point focus on this. According to what I have read, everyone in the world was supposed to be a virgin in thought, word, and action until an appointed official spoke certain words. And according to those same people, to a man/woman, they were.
I am not praising hypocrisy or deceit. I do know what little kids can come up with in their curiosity. And , according to someone close to me it was the little girl that taught the game. On the block where I lived for many years, it was also a girl that instigated it. And, believe me, every little boy then tried to get others to play. One boy, a few years older than I, even said, "You don't have to be afraid of me."
Examine your conscience. Make your own moral peace within your self, and stop feeding this titillating crap to the masses.
Store bottled water.