Thursday, October 04, 2012

Nonces #2


A married, 30 year old teacher should know better than to run  off with a fifteen-year-old girl in his charge. It's my experience that by their late twenties most men are able to limit their libido with the knowledge that their actions might have consequences (this is not universally true, obviously).

Far be it from me to prejudge matters but I think we can all see how the script will go. The man's life is ruined: his jilted wife will ditch him; he'll probably face jail time; he will be on the sex offenders register and will be unable to do any work involving children (including volunteering) at any stage in the future.

His Facebook page given above is revealing: 'How do we, and how should we, define what is right or wrong, acceptable or unacceptable?' Well, traditional morality, the Ten Commandments, the established norms of a society and not running off with teenagers might be a good start.

Funny how the Dictatorship of Relativism has tricked the man into thinking his moral choices are somehow OK and that he's a 'good person' underneath it all and yet now the same society which paints these ways of defining morality perfectly OK will take him and try him and pillory him as a nonce.

He will have plenty of time to consider the fact that 'look[ing] yourself in the mirror and know[ing] that, under all the front, that you are a good person' is not really a solid way to organise your moral life.

5 Comments:

Blogger Simon Platt said...

And he thinks it's philosophical "gold" (!!!). How sad. What can we do but pray?

8:26 PM  
Blogger Martin said...

Dead right, Paulinus.

8:56 PM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

Simon

That's the really scary thing. Platitudes dressed up as profound truths. From someone in charge of the education of the young

Martin

Thank you and I hope all is well with you.

10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to be crabbit but I've been realising over the last few years that this attitude is really quite dangerous - I've encountered a few people - quite liberal and educated who are now bringing up their children with this kind of point of view...with some fairly alarming results. Find myself muttering on about right and wrong....

Cora

8:13 PM  
Blogger Jonathan Marshall said...

It was never - ever - going to end happily, was it? Desperately sad for all those (not just the two protagonists) caught up in the wreck.

God knows I have done some reprehensible things in my time, but at least now that I am a Catholic I have a moral framework to help me in trying to keep on the right path. I still fail - frequently - but not as badly as before. Frequent confession is invaluable in helping to keep one from sin.

As for this poor man and this poor girl, let's keep them both in our prayers

10:45 PM  

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