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Seems like this is getting more into nitty-gritty religious aspects rather than simply whether or not it's wrong to have a fetish. Being as there's people here from all walks of life with all manner of religions/not-religions (I myself am athiest for example) I would imagine this topic makes more sense as a broad musing rather than self-flagellation with regards to a very specific brand of Christianity.
I will not deny this. I think that I find myself morally corrupt and repugnant, and the fetish is a factor in my poor self-image. I came here as a younger man to explore this side of myself but now I think I stay to discover whether or not I can remain a good person (based on my worldview) and still have this fetish. I'm sure you might say I need a different worldview. Maybe, maybe not. I remain puzzled that I seem to be the only one here with this personal quandary. I must have been raised in a much more conservative manner than the average member of this board. Also, nice use of "venal". Takes me back to Catechism.
I think I summed up my feelings already. The problem isn't a desire for reform, the problem is wholesale rejection. This is why I'm pro-Reformation but anti-socialism, anti-Marxism. One wants to make something good even better, and the other claims that what is in existence is worthless, so destroy it and replace it. So everything you bring up I agree with and still remain loyal to the idea that tradition is worth something. That's really all I have to say on the subject.
Another example I would add of a time when traditional morality was unviable: the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea in 2014. Tradition dictated in those countries at the time that people have close contact with the corpses of loved ones who had died of the virus as well as a denial that the illness was caused by a virus. The corps s were highly contagious though and helped perpetuate the epidemic. Tradition in this case was causing more widespread death and suffering, and it was an uphill battle to get people to let go of the dangerous traditions leading to further death and suffering.
There is also a tradition in Malawi of a hyena, a man who has sex with young girls to initiate them. The government is trying to crack down on it because it spreads disease. See link. So what traditions do you mean?
I'd say that as valuable as tradition can be for morality, there is a similar value in having the wisdom to recognize when tradition needs to give way to change and when tradition can no longer serve as the best route for moral action. There should be a give and take between tradition and change and the development of new traditions.
Also, though somebody posted about it already (in RF subforum), that Axe-Find Your Magic commercial literally opens with "6-pack? Come on. Who needs a six-pack when you've got The Nose?" And reveals this adorable guy, facing away from the camera and then turning towards for maximum nose effect. XD I've watched this commercial a zillion times as you can imagine. It's got all kinds of alternative sorts of boys in the commercial but of course, he is my favorite:
He also is shown a second time at the end ofthe video. Swoon. Also, there's also an Axe hairstyling video called "Jarno's nose quiff" with yet another large-nosed gentleman, doing his hair with Axe products (of course) to better show his nose off. Talk about fanning self for days. When this all aired a few months ago, I flipped out.
If you're into this sort of thing, recommend looking up both highly <3
As a side note, Adrien Brody did this sort of... documentary of him renovating a castle in New York over the course of several years. I really REALLY wanna see it but I've not been able to find it anywhere. If any of you manage to find it please let me know! Moar Brody <3