I'm watching Greta Christina give a talk on atheism and sexuality. I'm about eighteen and a half minutes into it and I've thus far learned that there are religions. Some of them have rules on sexual conduct. There are atheists. Some of these atheists might be interested in sex somewhere down the road. They shouldn't base those kinds of decisions on what god wants. Oh yeah, also Greta Christina has a penchant for saying things in at least triplicate. Really, this is a 15 minute speech crammed into the small confines of 45 minutes by saying each point treble as many times as is necessary.
Like, if you're going to have sex you should think about the decision and its consequences. Is this right for me? Am I doing this because I want to do this? Am I only doing this because it's what one does? Because someone told me it's next? Can I set my hair on fire to make this talk interesting? You know - think about things before you do them. I'll be sure note this in my log.
At 7:00 she notes that it's unhealthy to have guilt over finding people attractive. Well religious guilt that is. Per a recent article she shat upon the interwebz, this clearly doesn't apply to atheists. You know, sexualizing women is a no-no. You know, the one where she wrote a letter to men about helping them to get laid in response to some other woman somewhere being invited to coffee. That one? She says that failing to heed her advice means she will have to:
have to assume that getting laid is not the point.
Yes. That would be the point; it might even be why the dude in question invited someone to coffee, not a dungeon for a night spank the naughty atheist.
Oh, in case you missed the theme: responsibility is important for atheist sexual morality (see time index 19:10).
Ok, we're back to the idea that a part of an atheist's sexual morality is that it should reality based. This no doubt was foreshadowed by that whole don't base it on what you think god wants your atheist sex to be like bit.
Oh, on pornography. When evaluating the evidence on how pornography might color one's behaviors or morals, it's important to ask the question pornography makes men anymore sexist or misogynistic than the regular media - tv, movies and pop music. She apparently thinks that this is standard society since the question to be asked is if there is any evidence that pornography contributes more to these than just, you know, music and film (no doubt the real culprits) do as much. And something about evidence. (see 13:00) 6 minutes later she returns to the porn discussion. I kind of gave up watching.
Oh, yeah, and we're back to evaluating sex acts without god, but on the evidence.
The only thing I see in here that is about "atheist sex" of any variety is Greta Christina fucking an audience out of 45 minutes of their lives.
How mentally vacuous must a person be before we stop paying them to read to us shit too stupid for a Hallmark greeting card? Is this really going to be Christopher Hitchens' replacement?