The Gate Keeper of Morality

October 31, 2015 § Leave a comment

. . . the angelic spirits spoke as follows: “In heaven all things are magnificent and splendid such as eye has never seen. There are there maidens and young men, maidens of such beauty that they may be called beauty in its very form, and young men of such morality that they may be called morality in its very form; and the beauty of the maidens and the morality of the young men correspond to each other as reciprocal and mutually adaptable forms.” (Conjugial Love, paragraph 44.2)

In our culture, we often expect and allow young men to “sow their oats,” while we expect young women to be the gate keepers of morality and prevent the young men from using them to sow their oats. But is this right? If young men are suppose to be be “morality in its very form,” should we not expect young men act the part of gentlemen and not try to sow their oats? In other words, should not men be the gate keepers of morality?

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