18 January 2008

Unitarian Universalism Being Noticed Outside the UU Blogosphere

Unitarian Universalism gets some positive press on Greta Christina's Blog (described as "Sex, atheism, politics, dreams, and whatever"). Greta's latest blog article is about the importance of good sexuality education and how commercial erotica does a very bad job at filling in for the current lack of factually-based and sexuality affirming sexuality education in the US.

The article is titled "All I Really Need To Know I Learned From Porn -- Or Not."

Here's the "money quote":
"If you think your kids aren't seeing porn, think again. Even before the Internet, kids and teenagers were looking at porn. (How many of us swiped our dad's Playboys for a peek? I sure did.) And with the Internet, the horse is definitely out of the barn

So do something. If you're not comfortable talking frankly with your kids about sex yourself -- and I have more sympathy for that position than you might imagine, I sure didn't want to talk with my parents about sex -- you need to make sure they have a way to get the information they want and need. Get them books. Point them at the Scarleteen or San Francisco Sex Information websites. Send them to the sex education programs offered by the Unitarians. Make sure there's an adult in their life they can talk about sex with. Or suck it up, get over your discomfort, and talk to them yourself."
And Hemant Mehta's "Friendly Atheist" blog noticed the UU-themed discussion questions on my blog for his book I Sold My Soul on eBay: Viewing Faith through an Atheist's Eyes:

Unitarian Universalist Discussion Questions For I Sold My Soul on eBay

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