posted on Sep, 10 2014 @ 01:36 AM
I'm not saying I agree with the OP. But the original argument does have a certain amount of anecdotal corroboration, for claiming such a link,
between hypersexuality and intellectual langour.
When I began studying in the sciences, we were still using slide rules. The Apollo missions made it to the moon, in an incredibly narrow window of
safety, using slide rules. I know, because a group of my fellow physics students did all the math involved. Again, using slide rules. They were
used to teach number sense. I still have that sense, without having used a slide rule in 30 years. The other day, a co-worker was thinking out loud,
googling "What should be the volume of a 3 meter sphere. I said, "About a hundred and ten cubic meters." The whole room stood there and stared at
me with their mouths open. They cannot even estimate the answers. One guy said, "no, it'd be like 50, 60 tops." Analog calculations kept
us from making wild guesses. People with calculators cannot estimate.
My father (now nearly eighty) learned his "times tables" up to 25 x 25. I learned my tables up to about 20 x 20. My kids are learning theirs up to
12 x 12, but that's only because they attend a private school. The public school only teaches 10 x 10, if they teach "rote memorization" at all.
My father can still quote the entirety of the Bill of Rights and the Gettysburg Address. As well as all the major soliloquys of
Someone said that memorization is a waste of time, and implied that it takes up memory. On the contrary, the Geniuses of the Renaissance (Late Middle
Ages, to use the politically incorrect term), valued memorization because it teaches us how to organize our thoughts. Giordano Bruno was considered
the mastermind of his age, and made a public performance of committing complex poems and number sequences to memory and then recalling them later,
sometimes years afterwards. What we'd call a 'photographic memory.' He was also fluent in over a dozen languages. His most important work was
believed at the time to be his work on memory...
Christians of a century ago memorized hundreds of Bible verses over the course of a lifetime, and a lay leader on the frontier would be expected to
memorize one or more of the Epistles. An ordained minister would be expected to memorize one of the Gospels. In the original Greek. How many
believers of today know the Bible that well? None, for all practical purposes. Christians, just like everyone else, have absorbed the modernist
world-view that the past has been superseded by our achievements. A modern so-called Christian can barely recognize when scripture is being quoted,
much less quote it themselves.
Likewise, when it comes to sex, the modern world assumes that sex is inevitable and that no healthy, well-adjusted person would refuse the
change to make it. The Catholic church is seen as hopelessly irrelevant because it expects the religious to maintain a vow of abstinence.
Yet soldiers once universally rejected sex before combat, on the idea that it made men complacent and sluggish. Even today, the consensus has been
that sexual activity lessens the potency of athletes as they compete. The fact that it is being challenged only now lends a bit more weight to the
Again, not saying I agree, but it is pretty telling that everyone is so sure that there can be no possible connection. Usually, the public
assumption turns out to be false.
If THEY really were trying to steal Our Pure Essence.... how would things look any different than they are right now?
Guard your essence.