Adult Content

Yes, Logical Spiritualism does have some adult content and there are those who will complain about that.

Some will say that it’s terrible for the children, because there's information on this website, which many would consider inappropriate for children.

Let’s just make something clear.

“Inappropriate” may be the most over-used word in the entire English language.

Here’s a newsflash! Children WILL learn from the website and they WILL be exposed to materials and information that are sometimes beyond their age level and hopefully they will do this with some guidance and supervision from you.

If you think posting pictures of beautiful partially nude and underwear clad people and talking in detail about sex and religion is inappropriate and irresponsible, consider the following; Your children and people in general can access free video of real naked people having graphic sex any time they want, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It’s on the internet and the internet is almost always only a few steps away, no matter where you go now.

And just for the record, they can also find real footage of people being murdered and dying.

And hell, there’s plenty of foul language, graphic violence, murder, sexual content and half-naked people, even on public TV these days.

So if you are going to try to cover your child’s eyes and ears, every time there’s adult material, you better prepare yourself to have two very tired hands and one very blind, very deaf child.

If you plan on struggling against the tide, you will have a very difficult swim. 

Of course, the fact that young people will be exposed to adult content and that it’s so prevalent doesn’t make it right, but here’s what does; People don’t learn by being denied information and having their choices stripped from them. They learn from being given information and guidance and then allowed the opportunity to make choices, which they will learn from.

You’re not doing anyone a favor by trying to keep them clueless. You may want your child to be innocent, naïve and pure, but in the real world, those are practically synonyms for under-educated, gullible and inexperienced.

If they don’t see and here these things from you, with some advice about when and how to use this information, they’re going to hear it from someone else in a total vacuum, where they’re more likely to believe what someone else tells them about these things, or to make the worst types of mistakes for themselves.

Consider those who opposed showing violence and gore in the GIJOE TV show. It’s essentially a war show with frequent battles with knives, guns, tanks and planes. It’s very popular with children, many of whom watch GIJOE five days a week.

The conservatives have effectively “saved” their children from seeing the results of violence and war. Just as in other violent kid’s cartoons, the gore, carnage and general effects of shooting people with guns have all been omitted from GIJOE. Congratulations! Now, what are you teaching children?

Now you’re teaching children that violence, combat and wars are exciting and they know nothing of the repercussions that could’ve dissuaded them from these things, or at least tempered their impression of these violent adventures. They learn that you can “play” with guns, knives and tanks and not get hurt. They learn that you can shoot someone with a gun, or destroy a vehicle and the occupant remains unharmed.

How is this a better lesson for our children to learn?

As in many cases, violence is a natural part of the world. It’s real. People do die.
Violence without negative repercussions is a fantasy, created by conservative parents, who want to tie blindfolds over every child’s eyes.

Now, these people will say, “well clearly, GIJOE and other violent children’s programs can’t show gore and it’s true that they shouldn’t show violence without repercussions, because that’s sending the wrong message. Obviously, GIJOE and other similar shows are bad, unhealthy and immoral and our children should be protected from them.”

No. No. No. GIJOE and shows like it are fine.

Children need to be protected from you and people like you.

Now many of you are saying, “How? How are these violent shows fine?”

Well, the answer is, that we really are all going to die, so death is a realistic part of life, so is pain. Violence is a part of life too. Take a walk and you’ll see a swarm of ants dismembering a half dead insect. You’ll see a squirrel that was run-over by a car and one dog attacking another one for fun. Go to a kindergarten and you’ll see a bully punch another boy in the face and two girls pulling each other’s hair. 

Death is real. Violence is real. These are not fantasy elements in a children’s cartoon. These children’s shows which contain these elements are wonderful fun for children and they can be an absolutely wonderful opportunity for adults to teach children about death, pain, violence, bullies and the consequences of their actions.

You see, the trick is, all the high and mighty moralists, need to get down off their thrones and sit with their children and watch these shows and then talk about what the children think and what they’re watching.
It’s so sad that this is too much to of so many parents, who would actually prefer to try to ban the free speech of entertainment companies, rather than teach their own children.

Now, some of you are saying, “No! I will protect my children and I won’t let anything ‘evil’ near them! I’ll tell them to stay away from all of those things!”

First of all, sex and violence are not “evil.” They’re every day occurrences throughout the world and they’re frequent stops on the circle of life.

Secondly, why don’t you stop and consider how much success the word “no” really has.

Let’s consider some of the popular things your parents told you NOT to do.

“Don’t pick your nose….”
Did you do it? Yes. Do you still do it? Probably sometimes.

“Don’t chew with your mouth open…”
Did you do it? Yes. Do you still do it? Probably sometimes.

“Don’t stay up so late that it makes you tired the next day…”
Did you do it? Yes. Do you still do it? Probably.

Okay, so what do you think is going to happen when you tell your children NOT to watch violent shows, NOT to use foul language, NOT to look at pornography, NOT to masturbate, NOT to have sex, NOT to do drugs?

Telling children “NO,” with no guidance and little reasoning is a recipe for parental failure.

Why don’t you expose your children to controversial issues and information, before someone else does, because it’s all but guaranteed that they will. This way, you’ll beat other people to the punch. Your children will definitely know you’re standpoint and whatever wisdom you can offer on any topic and you will have an opportunity to discuss things with them before someone else does.

And yes, young people do have their own opinions about issues, even if they don’t have as much life experience as you, so talking to children about important life issues doesn’t mean you tell them how it is. It means, you listen and get their insights and opinions and share your point of view, so you can both grow together. 

Youth and inexperience have an interesting way of looking at things and you’d be surprised how that vantage point can teach us a thing or two sometimes.

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Logical Spiritualism - 2/3/2012 4:28:22 PM
Thank you Ms. Kocarkova,

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Gloria Lee Kocarkova - 1/30/2012 4:32:10 PM
Thank you for the help with writing my resume. I am a friend of your mother and fathers'. I miss them and can't wait for their return. We have a close relationship and that isn't easy to find. Sincerely, Gloria

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