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Purity Rings, free speech, and your thoughts?

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by MikeDwight, Jan 1, 2020.

  1. MikeDwight

    MikeDwight Well-Known Member

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    I wore a Purity ring every day of my senior year in college, that's just how I wanted to identify. What do you guys think about Purity Rings?

    I just got a couple nonchalante encounters or comments, the whole time I did, though. Problem is, it wasn't a real mainstream clear one, I seem to identify the practice is the ring left finger like marriage, which I did, and it had a curved cross like teutonics, white on black like hospitallers.

    I got one social worker that sort of checked on me, I mean I was just jogging at the college exercise track. You guys think that looks like Nazis? He was black. I had a classmate I shook his hand in marketing and he remarked from the ring, not showing any real recognition.

    I've been studying Laicite, which could be a real problem people are dealing with, in France, the social public sphere is governed by "Laicite", which has been a problem removing all public displays of religion, since it bans crosses and Muslim headscarves, which we find rather normal.

    I don't know if I'd have seen Chastity as equal to Celibacy, I used to like all the Monastics, and the actual cloisters, traditions, or the look of it, now popular media insults it all over the place. I'm sure its equal with the seven virtues related Chastity, being married as a calling.

    So what do you guys think about Purity RIngs, Wedding Rings, free speech, religious callings? Your thoughts? Most people are going to have wedding rings to celebrate publicly the marriages , so my topic might be a little bit off to the side then.




    adjective: celibate
    1. abstaining from marriage and sexual relations, typically for religious reasons.
      "a celibate priest"
    Purity ring - Wikipedia

    chas·ti·ty
    /ˈCHastədē/


    noun
    noun: chastity
    the state or practice of refraining from extramarital, or especially from all, sexual intercourse.
     
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  2. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    I like that laïcité is being added to the French motto in many local public addresses.

    But dislike that it can intrude on liberté

    However i can see the need for it after the many terrorists incidents in France, the idea is, in a multiethnic society to make people less threatening.
     
  3. Kangaroo Feathers

    Kangaroo Feathers Yea, it is written in the Book of Cyril...

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    Always seemed an odd thing to take pride in and advertise, to me . But hey, if that's something you felt was important, good for you, I guess. So long as people dont fall for the mistake of thinking their niche identity makes them superior to others, wear and identify as anything you want.
     
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    You do you.

    I fail to see why one needs the have the object itself rather than merely hold a principle but that is just me. As far as the principle goes it is not far from my idea of priorities which in topic context is education. I avoided such entanglements myself for a number of reasons; education, career development, etc.
     
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  5. MikeDwight

    MikeDwight Well-Known Member

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    But, every college movie is about cheating, get out of the house and find the magic beer house on campus into the late nights...?! … The misidentification on your person is seeking you out, it isn't the other way.
     
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    This some sort of incel thing?
     
  7. Shad

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    Irrelevant to my point.


    What?
     
  8. MikeDwight

    MikeDwight Well-Known Member

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    I mean the movies are saying you are trying new things at college, and as far as I care, every public advertisement the colleges give are about trying new things as much as the career advancement aspect. Everyone there is your enemy about it. They're going to seek out every student and suggest they have bad behavior. They do the "Wild Man" from Robot Chicken.
     
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    Gotcha. That never influenced me as I was over that phase before I started post-secondary.


    Sure peer pressure and pop-culture does that.
     
  10. MikeDwight

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    Well, you're still projecting fault to me. They never stop making the groups out of the students. I don't know. You make it sound like you just get to pass through there on your own terms. College professors definitely get to purely attack the groups they purely arrange themselves with purely their agendas, with their own extra credit assignments, homeworks, and attendances recorded, and this being the standard line by the way, not to self-study. Those Professors that arrange these things get to attack those organizations of students in the tightest U-turn of philosophies possible, in existence, besides otherwise, I wouldn't have been involved.

    I liked Ornette Coleman experimental music with packed lunchables, I don't know about getting anybody that would self-identify as a peer neither, like I'm in any life stage like yours.
     
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    I projected nothing. I stated my own experience, nothing more.

    I am 36. I was not subject to the issues plaguing modern post-secondary at the present. I never took any humanities class that had nor created that sort of political activism out of students nor teachers. No teacher I had called students to become activists for some cause.
     
  12. MikeDwight

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    Huh, that's interesting, you did a Science Bachelor's? Adverse to communication and teamwork? Chemical Engineering? I want that one with the instant money. Maybe that's true, one teacher literally was like 'if we leave now, the soldiers in Vietnam were in vain', war no thanks, peace out.
     
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    No, History.

    Nope

    Nope

    K.
     
  14. MikeDwight

    MikeDwight Well-Known Member

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    Ya, well you know what is B.S. is that you can study Accounting later, anywhere. Join the Associations. Stay active. There's my B.S. There's an information wall for every corporate specific accounting topic.

    What would you do with History Workshop+studygroup+library? Time to do that extra bit of History that impresses the socks off that professor. My History professor loosely liked my Computer Games, I could tell.
     
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    Purity rings?!?!?!

    No meaning in and of themselves.

    Reminds me of when I visited a mother and newborn in the hospital and the father put an odd gold hand symbol instead of a cross.
     
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  16. Kangaroo Feathers

    Kangaroo Feathers Yea, it is written in the Book of Cyril...

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    Oh wow. Another RFer who believes reality is what's depicted in the movies!
     
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    never even knew they existed
     
  18. dawny0826

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    I think that intentions and impact are important to consider. If someone wears a purity ring and chooses to be chaste without negate impact on their overall well being, I don't think it's my right to object to it. To each their own.

    Often, purity rings and abstinence oaths do have negate impact on those that partake...instilling self doubt and shame about natural and practical desires. Oppression and guilt can certainly be unhealthy. I don't think anyone should be pressured to do or not do consenting things with their own body by an institution of any sort.

    My husband and I wear wedding bands and consider them a symbol of our love. We like them. They aren't a necessary component of our union in any way. They're just nice symbols and they're pretty too. :)
     
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