Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Big "S" Makes A Comeback

Depression-era poster urging syphilis treatmentImage via Wikipedia
"Syphilis is on a comeback. The Victorian-era disease is plaguing booming Alberta. Who is to blame?"
I'm guessing the sexually promiscuous?

But, no, having skimmed the article, the cause of syphilis is more likely to be persons with "conservative mores". I've heard of persons with pores, and affliction via spores, but mores?  Can't imagine going to the doctor and saying, "doc, I think I may have contracted a case of conservative mores. Can ya give me a shot?".

And then this helpful explanation:

“People are okay to deal with certain things, but we’re still suffering from a lack of normalization of the harder topics.”

A lack of normalization of the harder topics? Eeyoww!

Christian faithfulness and monogamy are looking better all the time. Especially since I came across unviewable and unpublishable pictures of the effects of syphilis while selecting a suitable photo for this post. If they want to do some effective sex-ed, for starters they could try passing around a few of these photos.

Should do the trick.

And that's the way the conservative Ball bounces.

PS: Having seen the photos, I deeply grieve for those caught up in the lying matrix of guilt-free, consequence-free sexual licentiousness. Our being nice to the sexually licentious and disordered comes at great cost -- to them. We would rather let people suffer the devastations of STDs than risk offending them by telling them what they are doing is immoral, wrong, and, risky. It's the Christians who really love these people enough to tell them truth about their false sexual identities and risky behaviours.
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CJ said...

I'm guessing the sexually promiscuous?

Try the gayly sexually promiscuous and you'll probably have 95% of the cases covered.

RkBall said...

CJ -- I'm pretty sure that you're not supposed to say that in today's Canada. Impolite, syphiphobic, etc.

Cytotoxic said...

It also doesn't explain the babies born with syphilis.

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"