Thursday, April 06, 2006

Marvin and Male Authority

In which Marvin and Rosa Muñoz discuss the next steps out of lesbianism for Soon. Marvin also speaks to his pastor to make a formal complaint about Brother Samuel Johnson's "reign of terror" which somehow gets Marvin to reflect upon the prisioner abuse scandal in Iraq.
this is an audio post - click to play


At 6:06 PM , Blogger Jonathan said...

No you didn't?! HAHAHA..."sometimes bad apples fall from bad trees" indeed! You tell 'em Marvin!


At 6:18 PM , Blogger Contemplative Activist said...

Marvin - have you ever heard of Stanley Milgram's obedience experiment:

At 10:10 PM , Blogger Peterson Toscano said...

Bob, thank you so much for sharing of yourself here.

You always write well (when are you starting a blog???? :-)

CA, I'll make sure that Marvin gets a print out of that wikipedia page. Thanks!

At 4:25 AM , Blogger Willie Hewes said...

Submission to authority is always a sticky subject. The problem is, even if you subject to someone else's will, you're never free of your own concience.

It can be attractive to simply submit, not have to think, not have to choose what to do but it's never really true. Even if forced at gunpoint to do something, you have a choice. Not a very attractive one, but a choice none the less.

I think it's extremely important that people question authority where it's appropriate. You can't just pick someone, submit to them, and switch your brain off.

You were given the knowledge of good and evil, not to pass it up and let someone else be your concience, but so that you could do what's right, yourself.

You are first of all, and always, responsible for your own actions. And if there is going to be a great judgement at the end, I don't think the argument "but my pastor told me to" is going to cut much wood with the great Judge.

Dang, gone all philosophical. Well, as you may have guessed, I'm not all that good at submitting to authority either. I believe that's a good thing though. I submit only if I choose to. It means I'm awkward, but it also means I can face the mirror (or the Judge) without apology.


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