Monday, September 8, 2008
"Educated" is not "responsible."
Here's a lively and interesting take on sex-education from Darwin Catholic (via Wine Dark Sea). His point speaks some Pascalian mantra to me: it is not the intellect alone that governs, but the good will. Only if the heart--the core of the man--convinces reason can education in any moral arena "work." Information alone--whether it's abstinence or contraceptives--does not change the will. The will must be persuaded through habit, sometimes force (at a young age), goodness, and beauty.