Because most philosophies that frown on reproduction don't survive.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Father Fox Talks Sex

That should increase our search engine hits...

Fr. Fox of Bonfire of the Vanities had a pair of really good posts last week about sex (as in gender) and sex (as in intercourse).

The first post deals with the question of "what's the big deal about sex?" As well as explaining why the Church considers sex something worth having moral rules about, he also points out the inherent inconsistency of those who insist both that sex is "just a little thing" that no one should bother making rules about and yet having your sexual desires denied is somehow an incredible injustice that "cuts to the very center of my being".

The second post deals with something I think could use more attention than it gets, that at the completely materialistic, biological level, humans are designed to have heterosexual intercourse. Indeed, that's why our species (and any species not capable of asexual reproduction) exists. Pull out a basic biology or anthropology textbook and look up the definition of evolutionary success and you will find something along the lines of "the number of second generation descendants an organism produces". Clearly this had a lot to do with heterosexual intercourse, and very little to do with homosexual intercourse.

The second post also provides an interesting case study in that a commenter turns up who attempts to make the case that forbidding gay marriage is like saying people with brown eyes can get married but people with blue eyes can't.

If you have a moment, you may want to scroll farther up to see some of Fr. Fox's other recent posts, including a link to some of the worst angel art that man can find. (Actually, I'm pretty sure I've seen worse, but this is moderately bad.)


Anonymous said...

Yes Yes Fr. Fox needs your help :)

Darwin said...

Oh, I would say he's doing just fine...