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APOLOGIA PRO OPERE SUI part VI (conclusion)

8.      CLOSING REMARKS 8.1.   WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH SCIENCE FICTION?? You may be wondering, dear reader, at this point what this argument given above has to do with Science Fiction, or the Sci-Fi Channel? The short answer is nothing. My objection to the Sci-Fi Channel is that by caving to political pressure, […]

APOLOGIA PRO OPERE SUI part V

6.MATRIMONY or FORNICATION Now we come to a crucial point. What is the magistrate to do in all this? Keep in mind that no magistrate, howsoever wise, can learn and know the private dealings of everyone who comes before the court. The laws must be simple and clear enough for all rational men to be […]

APOLOGIA PRO OPERE SUI part IV

5.4.    THIRD PARTIES TO MARRIAGE The Libertine position utterly ignores third parties to the mating. According to the libertine position, if Arthur, with her consent, copulates with Morgan le Fay, it is no one’s business but their own. However since Mordred, the bastard son of Arthur, has a claim on the throne, the fact that […]

APOLOGIA PRO OPERE SUI part III

5.      THE ARGUMENT So much for preliminaries. We have not yet reached the meat of the issue. So far, we have only seen a serious of doubts and questions. Is marriage a contract? Is human nature pliant? Is sex entertainment? Are men jerks? The axioms of the argument I gave above: the necessity of self-command, […]

APOLOGIA PRO OPERE SUI part II

  1.        2.        3.        4.      THE QUESTIONS 4.1.   IS MARRIAGE A CONTRACT? The Libertine position posits that marriage is a contract only, revocable at the will of either party, even if the other party is not at fault. The reason for this is that the licit nature of the sex act rests […]

APOLOGIA PRO OPERE SUI part I

As frequenters of my humble weblog may know, in recent days a certain article appeared in this space, where I complained, not without abundant sarcasm and scorn, that the Sci-Fi Channel (or Syfy Channel, if you insist) had yielded to the forces of political correctness, and were persuaded (or cowed) into publicly apologizing for their […]