Two Hundred Six

Where does one draw the line between right and wrong? While it may be wrong to covet they neighbor’s wife (if one happens to be a devotee of the Ten Commandments), is that sin applicable when said “sin” occurs only in one’s dreams? And, then, can a dream (over which I assume one has little or no control) be wrong?  Can one’s consciousness and the reality buried beneath layer upon layer of unconscious experience be considered to be one and the same? The concept of sin is outdated. But something must take its place or we will drown in our own freedoms.

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"Love not what you are but what you may become."― Miguel de Cervantes
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3 Responses to Two Hundred Six

  1. I’ve not yet read Sex at Dawn, but it’s on my list of things to do!

  2. Holly Forrest says:

    Whoopsie, make that Cacilda Jetha.

  3. Holly Forrest says:

    Interesting. Your ruminations call to mind Jimmy Carter’s infamous Playboy interview years ago, in which he was quoted talking about lust in his heart. I’m also reminded of Christopher Ryan and Cathcilda Jetha’s best selling compilation of scientific and sociological research, Sex at Dawn. Read it?

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