Friday, February 06, 2009

PLEASURE: Icky-Dip STUFF?

Dude called Paul Martin says "pleasure" is a Good Thing, but then burbles on about "dissolute" dudes like "Suetonius’s Twelve Caesars ..., Elvis Presley, Errol Flynn, Janis Joplin and the 17th-century libertine Lord Rochester...."

Dissolute?

Libertine?


Yikes! Those two words don't sound like pleasure to me! They sound more like icky-dip stuff!

Then this dude tosses out Plato, and how Plato said pleasure is the "greatest incentive to evil."

Whew. I don't know about you, but to me this poor Dude doesn't seem bitten lock, stock and barrel by the idea that pleasure's a Good Thing.

How about you? We know the Goddess loves us to bask in the pleasures She gave us. But how do you know you've ever really felt pleasure? Can any of us who've grown up under the cloud of a daddy/war god ever really feel pleasure?*

Go HERE to read more about Paul Martin's new book, Sex, Drugs and Chocolate: The Science of Pleasure.
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*Modern daddy/war gods are Jehovah, Allah, Yahweh, Vishnu and the like. Plato's daddy/war god was Ares. In ancient Rome the Big Daddy was Mars. The old Norse put up with Odin/Wodan. I could go on (and on and on).

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1 comment:

Richard said...

I have a bit of a question that has nothing to do with your post. I was at work today thinking about your blog and I started to wonder what a Goddess political party would be like. And then my mind wandered over to the thought of what a Goddess country would be like. What do you think the laws and the culture of a modern nation that modeled itself after the Goddess would be like? How do you think it would be percieved by the wider world?