The "average normal person," I love that. Anyway, obviously the wording would be different today, in recognition of those attracted to their own sex. But I am intrigued by the general idea and I wonder...to what extent is our [chosen] philosophical/religious affiliation motivated by our personal views of romantic love/sex?
"To the average normal person, in whatever type of society we find him, attraction by the other sex and the passionate and sentimental episodes which follow are the most significant events in his existence, those most deeply associated with his intimate happiness and with the zest and meaning of
To the sociologist, therefore, who studies a particular type of society, those of its customs, ideas, and institutions which centre round the erotic life of the individual should be of primary importance."
Was my decision to leave the LDS church ultimately a sexual one? Is it most signficant because of how it will affect (or rather allow for) my attractions/romantic relationships?
Uh....perhaps? ...in a vastly oversimplified way? ...Sure.
Hmmmm, what thoughts do you have?
*a required text for my current anthropology class, "Family, Power and Society"