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August 16, 2007

Rebuilding Our Culture One Purity Ball at a Time

Filed under: Faith,Family — Psycheout @ 3:33 am

Purity Ball Kiss for DaddyRebuilding our shattered culture and tattered families after decades of neglect may seem like a daunting task. I’m sure that many scoff at the very idea: it simply cannot be done. One month from now, fathers and daughters will take a brave step to prove the naysayers wrong.

The annual Purity Ball in Colorado Springs, already in it’s eighth year, is next month. And this is a wonderful concept that should be implemented across the country. If every father encouraged his daughters to take the pledge, there would no longer be any need for the atrocious practice of abortion. Young women should not be viewed as sex objects to be exploited, but as regal princesses to be cherished and protected. And father knows best.

The Father Daughter Purity Ball is a memorable ceremony for fathers to sign commitments to be responsible men of integrity in all areas of purity. The commitment also includes their vow to protect their daughters in their choices for purity. The daughters silently commit to live pure lives before God through the symbol of laying down a white rose at the cross.

Purity Ball Hand in HandAnd what loving father could be more happy than in a memorable moment like this?

One of the most memorable highlights of the ball is when the fathers stand in the middle of the ballroom and form a circle around their daughters standing all aglow in their lovely ball gowns. The fathers place their hands on their daughters, and together we pray for purity of mind, body, and soul for generations to come.

As one proud daddy put it:

“How can you measure the value of your eleven year old looking up into your eyes (as you clumsily learn the fox-trot together) with innocent, uncontainable joy, saying, ‘Daddy, I’m so excited!'”

Jenna Bush Dances with DaddyIndeed. A daughter given love by her doting father and encouragement to remain pure and clean is a daughter who will not be clumsily groped in the back seat of a car by the local degenerate. She will not be trading her honor for a bag of crack. And she will not be heading once again to the local abortion mill to correct her latest mistake.

Rather she will be saving herself for a real loving man just like her strong daddy. A man who will respect her and knows that the package is clean and new and pure. Something worth waiting for.

Purity Ball PledgeHere’s papa’s pledge:

I, (DAUGHTER’S NAME)’S FATHER, CHOOSE BEFORE GOD TO COVER MY DAUGHTER AS HER AUTHORITY AND PROTECTION IN THE AREA OF PURITY. I WILL BE PURE IN MY OWN LIFE AS A MAN, HUSBAND AND FATHER. I WILL BE A MAN OF INTEGRITY AND ACCOUNTABLITY AS I LEAD, GUIDE AND PRAY OVER MY DAUGHTER AND MY FAMILY AS THE HIGH PRIEST IN MY HOME. THIS COVERING WILL BE USED BY GOD TO INFLUENCE GENERATIONS TO COME.

She’s daddy’s little girl, and once she’s felt his sincere dedication to her purity, a young lady can’t help but feel special and encouraged to save it for his successor:

Father and Daugher at the Ball“As all the dads stood to read the covenent over their daughters, I felt the power of those words sink right into my heart. My father pledged to protect me and promised to lead a life of integrity and purity for me. He signed his name and I signed as a witness to his words. And as he escorted me to the dance floor I felt empowered by his promise to spend the rest of his life warring for my heart through his life of purity. And I knew my life would never be the same…”

That young lady will be on the front lines, renewing our culture and rebuilding the family. If there is not an annual Purity Ball in your town, it’s time to stand up for what is right: it’s time to stand up for all those beautiful young ladies and their doting fathers in your town.

A recent article on the Purity Ball phenomenon shows both great support for the idea from those who desire to preserve the family and much resistance from those who favor pre-marital sex as a way of life without consequences and abortion on demand. It’s very clear which side is right.

While abstinence education programs — such as Extreme Commitment and its counterpart for girls, a “purity ball,” formal gatherings for young women and their fathers — have grown in number, detractors say they leave teenagers unprepared for the real world.

If the real world is about having unprotected sex outside of wedlock, that’s just fine. That’s something no teen should ever be expected to prepare for and it’s never the road they should go down.

Joan Douglas, executive director of Care Net Pregnancy Center, which hosts Extreme Commitment and purity balls, said promoting abstinence among young people emphasizes the importance of sex in a marriage.

“It’s a focus on staying pure for the one you’re going to marry,” she said. “It’s a gift.”

A gift is something you give to someone you love, not just to feel good for a impersonal sweaty encounter before your next trip to the abortion clinic. The “free love” generation still haunts us today — life is cheap, they say. But only if you exchange it for magic beans and a feel-good, yet empty moment whose consequences can be very dire indeed.

Andy Lee, a father who took his son to Extreme Commitment last year, said abstaining from sex is the only way to be safe.

“The only 100 percent effective way to avoid teenage pregnancy is abstinence,” he said.

Lee doesn’t understand why anyone would oppose events such as Extreme Commitment and purity balls.

Because they’re sick and evil and mentally ill. They represent the say anything, do anything if it feels good cynicism that permeates our debased society. And they’re absolutely wrong.

A pro-abortion advocate put it this way: “The purity balls leave you unprepared. If they (teenagers) become sexually active, then they are not prepared and are at greater risk for unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease.” So let’s give them condoms, a kama sutra and a get one abortion free card. Hey, dummy! The purpose of the purity balls is to keep young women from fornicating outside of marriage. You want to teach them to do the opposite! Do you not see the disconnect?

So the choice is clear. Should we encourage purity or debauchery? The answer is obvious. Run the pornographers and abort-firsters out of your town and start a lasting tradition to preserve the family unit and to foster respect for the value of all life.

Purity Rules!Launch a purity ball in your town and dare to change America. Do it with your daughter. Encourage her to join with you on that special night. She’ll thank you for it and respect your gentle guidance in the years to come. So will her future husband. And so will America.

– Psycheout

58 Comments »

  1. Dear Psycheout,

    I believe this to be the most poignant piece you have ever written. All I could think about it was my own Rebecca Lynn’s Purity Ball and how proud I was to be the mother of a child has put God, chastity, and decency before everything else in her life. For years before attending her own, Rebecca Lynn would have Purity Balls for her little Madame Alexander and American girl dolls. She has every single one of them, except for the wrong kind that is, and she would set them all around the basement playroom and for hours give “their testimony” for them. There would be my precious daughter surrounded by literally hundreds of dolls, saying “I pledge to be a good Christian and with God’s help, my mommy and daddy, and this Purity oath, to never act like those poor unsaved liberal girls do.” Even at 10 she knew that little girls raised by Liberals would grow up to be sluts.

    Thank you for a beautiful memory this morning, Brother Psycheout. Sometime I will send you a video with the footage of Rebecca Lynn playing with those dolls and her own Purity Ball. (She was elected the Purity Princess you know!)

    Praise the Lord for good men like Psycheout who realizes the importance of a chaste, holy society and for our next President, Sam Brownback.

    Vote for Sam Brownback in 2008 and again in 2012 because unlike the RINOs running who don’t care about their daughters, Sam does and he will make chastity and purity a priority!

    Comment by Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett — August 16, 2007 @ 4:52 am | Reply

  2. Thanks for the compliment and for sharing your touching story. I hope that more folks share their experiences regarding their daughters at Purity Balls and sons at Extreme Commitments.

    It would certainly help to open some eyes to a better way forward.

    Comment by Psycheout — August 16, 2007 @ 6:05 am | Reply

  3. In an age when so many children think their parents “aren’t cool”, It’s refreshing to find young girls who want to “date” dad.

    Comment by Roy Ubu — August 16, 2007 @ 6:25 am | Reply

  4. Amen Roy Ubu! I bet you that when Sam Brownback takes that little filipino daughter of his to her Purity Ball she will be beaming with joy. Lord knows she probably won’t understand one word of what they are saying, but she will just be happy to be on a date with her daddy.

    Comment by Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett — August 16, 2007 @ 6:32 am | Reply

  5. My girls all wear those Purity rings and have vowed to keep their legs closed until they get married so I’m not worried about them. They’ll all go to a ball when it’s their time but it’s all those girls that don’t come from christian homes who really need to be prayed for. Odds are they will be knocked up by the time they are 15 and we will be expected to flip the bill.

    Comment by Connie Mack — August 16, 2007 @ 7:27 am | Reply

  6. If every father encouraged his daughters to take the pledge, there would no longer be any need for the atrocious practice of abortion.

    Sadly, there still might be, due to (as I mentioned in another thread), rape or fetal abnormalities that are incompatible with life. But, if this even causes ONE less abortion, then it is a victory.

    Personally, I think these purity balls are a lovely idea, and a beautiful way for a father and daughter to bond. Fathers often feel at odds with their daughters, especially as they approach adolescence, and this helps to re-affirm the father’s role in the daughter’s life.

    As well, it demonstrates to a girl, during a most formative time in her life, that her body is something that is beautiful and sacred and precious, and that to keep herself for marriage drives home a message to her and to any suitors that she respects and honors herself, and that she expects to be honored and respected by others.

    Comment by Lyssie — August 16, 2007 @ 10:10 am | Reply

  7. What is wrong with sex? If god didn’t want us doing it, he would ahve made it harder to get into a girl’s knickers.

    Comment by Larry — August 16, 2007 @ 10:22 am | Reply

  8. And just what sort of “Ball” – or other such public & formal event/cerimony – do the young MEN from these families partake in to proclaim their vow of abstinence?

    Or is this just yet another example of the fundamentalist “double standard” of putting all of the “blame” on the women?

    You know, like they do in those “Islamofacist” countries.

    Comment by indyandy — August 16, 2007 @ 11:26 am | Reply

  9. “Sadly, there still might be, due to (as I mentioned in another thread), rape or fetal abnormalities that are incompatible with life. But, if this even causes ONE less abortion, then it is a victory.”

    Lezzie,

    Why do you think there is such a thing as rape? Its really when the girl’s lust drives her to sin and then she LIES to get out of it. GOD KNOWS what she did and her punishment is to HAVE that baby, perferablly one of those deformed ones that she can take care off for the rest of her life. That would be a suitable lesson for the other girls to learn.

    and so what if the baby hsas “fetal abnormalities that are incompatible with life” ?? you don’t get to decide! ONLY GOD GETS TO DECIDE!

    if HE wants to inflict the pain of a stillborn birth on you, for yours sins, say thank you and promise to do better!

    Comment by Happy Clam — August 16, 2007 @ 11:46 am | Reply

  10. Girls who take ‘virginity pledges’ and the like are statistically no less likely to have sex. Of course, there’s no provable causality there, but they are 30% less likely to use protection when they do, and thus more likely to wind up pregnant.

    Comment by Salmo — August 16, 2007 @ 11:50 am | Reply

  11. Happy Clam, what if the birth will kill the child and the mother?

    Also, I hope somebody rapes you. To say that there’s no such thing as rape is one of the most abhorrent things I have ever heard.

    Comment by Salmo — August 16, 2007 @ 11:51 am | Reply

  12. Perhaps you missed the bit about “Extreme Commitment,” indyandy. It pays to actually read the post before commenting.

    The fact is that it’s the young lady who winds up getting pregnant and that girls with low self-worth are more likely to submit to the lustful desires of a randy suitor. A young lady who values her purity is the best defense against our society’s ongoing jezebel syndrome.

    If young ladies resist parting the curtain they will not be impregnated outside of wedlock. Therefore the emphasis on girls and the urgent need to get them to understand that a regal princess has no need to give away her flower at the drop of a hat.

    Comment by Psycheout — August 16, 2007 @ 11:52 am | Reply

  13. Of course, there’s no provable causality there, but they [girls who take ‘virginity pledges’] are 30% less likely to use protection when they do, and thus more likely to wind up pregnant.

    You somehow seem to have forgotten to link to your source of information, Salmo.

    Comment by Psycheout — August 16, 2007 @ 11:55 am | Reply

  14. Some may play fast and loose with virginity pledge, study finds

    “This study is in direct contradiction with trends we have been seeing in recent years,” Crouse said. “Those who make virginity pledges have shown greater resolve to save sex for marriage.”

    After the promise: The STD consequences of adolescent virginity pledges

    Conclusion: Adopting virginity pledges as intervention may not be the optimal approach to preventing STD acquisition among young adults.

    Note the weasel words.

    Appraising Evidence on Program Effectiveness: Do Virginity Pledges Cause Virginity?

    If one reads the various critiques and summaries of the pledge study and its conclusions, it is remarkable to find no mention of the obvious plausible alternative explanation of a pre-existing disinclination among pledgers.

    Uh huh. This doesn’t support your claims either.

    Virginity Pledges Don’t Cut STD Rates

    Four years ago, the pair reported that pledge-takers — those who promise not to have sex before marriage — tended to have sex later, delaying first intercourse by a year to 18 months.

    Pledge-takers also tend to marry earlier, have fewer partners, and report more monogamous partners, say Bearman and Brückner.

    This is still a net gain. You have shown that these pledges are a good thing whose use should be expanded.

    [Ed Note: a post with nothing but links tends to get caught in the spam filter. Please take the time to embed them in the future.]

    Comment by Salmo — August 16, 2007 @ 12:01 pm | Reply

  15. Okay, links ahoy.

    Comment by Salmo — August 16, 2007 @ 12:03 pm | Reply

  16. hmm. For some reason it’s not letting me post the links. Is there a trick to it?

    [Ed Note: Try this: <a href="http://www.jesus.com/mysavior.html">I Love Jesus!</a>]

    Comment by Salmo — August 16, 2007 @ 12:03 pm | Reply

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    Comment by Salmo — August 16, 2007 @ 12:39 pm | Reply

  19. Purity balls are indeed special. I really wish me and my now seperated wife had gotten to having a daughter.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — August 16, 2007 @ 1:55 pm | Reply

  20. “Happy Clam, what if the birth will kill the child and the mother?”

    who are we to question the will of GOD? are you ready to burn in hell?

    “Also, I hope somebody rapes you. Comment by Salmo — August 16, 2007 @ 11:51 am ”

    again, you salami pounding freak, rape does not exist. and clams have sex in ways that you don’t understand.

    Comment by Happy Clam — August 16, 2007 @ 2:02 pm | Reply

  21. “Happy Clam, what if the birth will kill the child and the mother?”

    To interject a little sanity into your silly hypothetical: how can anyone but the good Lord actually “know?” What if our Heavenly Father in his infinite wisdom decided to save both mother and baby? What if an abortionist were allowed to murder that baby in the womb?

    Just look at the picture at the top of this post of that beautiful little princess gently kissing her smiling daddy on the cheek. Would you really want to deprive anyone of that? Would you prefer that little girl to have been butchered while still pre-born?

    Comment by Psycheout — August 16, 2007 @ 2:16 pm | Reply

  22. Of course I wouldn’t want to deprive anybody of that. This may surprise you, but pro-choice doesn’t mean pro-abortion. It just means I feel that it’s an option that should remain open when all others are excised.

    But we’re all off-topic now. We’re talking about purity balls, which sexualize young people in a very creepy way.

    Comment by Salmo — August 16, 2007 @ 4:46 pm | Reply

  23. We’re talking about purity balls, which sexualize young people in a very creepy way.

    Do you live in some bizarro mirror universe or something? It’s handing out condoms to school-age children, encouraging teenage sexual behavior (so-called guilt-free “SAFE” sex), arguing for abortion on demand (no consequences) with no input from the parents or the pre-born’s father and the glorification of skanks like Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan that sexualizes and degrades young people, especially young women, in a very creepy way.

    Purity balls encourage the opposite of sexualization, you crazy person! They encourage fathers and daughters to make a vow to resist immoral pre-marital fornication. They encourage honesty in and strengthening of the family unit.

    You’re a nut!

    Comment by Psycheout — August 16, 2007 @ 5:06 pm | Reply

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  25. No, I’m saying that a purity ball, with its focus on virginity, makes these girls into sex objects in a much more direct way than watching Britney Psycho Spears on TV. Not only that, but that vow places the virginity in the hands of the father, which is psychologically damaging to the poor little girls, and makes them more likely to give it up for some guy as a way of rebellion, the same way that sick teenagers often stop taking their medication as a form of rebellion.

    Comment by Salmo — August 16, 2007 @ 6:30 pm | Reply

  26. “No, I’m saying that ….” blah blah blah over and over….geez salami why don’t you enlist and go over to Iraq and give them abortions?

    Comment by Happy Clam — August 16, 2007 @ 8:47 pm | Reply

  27. This is disgusting. I started to write a scathing reply when I decided it was too long. But you can find a reply here

    [Ed Note: Considering that chippy is "a 20 something athiest gay college student with way too much time on his hands," readers may not want to follow the link. It may not be safe for work or children.]

    Comment by chippy — August 16, 2007 @ 8:52 pm | Reply

  28. Happy Clam, your post #9 is abhorrent. Babies are a blessing, not a punishment for ones sins. And as much as I loathe abortion, if the child has a condition (like Tay-Sachs syndrome — look it up) that will only result in a child experiencing agonizing pain and suffering for his or her few years of life before dying, then I do have to say that it is more merciful to that poor innocent baby to spare it that suffering. To say that a stillborn birth is a punishment for one’s sins is a grave insult to all of the good, God-fearing, charitable women who have had to endure that heartbreak. You should be ashamed of yourself.

    AND, there is most certainly such a thing as rape, and I find it incredibly alarming that you do not think there is. You are VERY lucky that I am not in charge of who gets banned around here, and the thought of someone with your mentality being loose in the streets gives me the heebie-jeebies. Seek help — you are NOT a well individual.

    Comment by Lyssie — August 17, 2007 @ 5:45 am | Reply

  29. who are we to question the will of GOD? are you ready to burn in hell?

    And here we´ve got a moral dillemma, Clam. YOu know, most surgeon have vowed the hippocratic oath. So here they have the choice of either saving that mother by an abortion or to break their oath which wouldn´t please god, either.

    Otherwise, your argument sounds a lot like “If god intended us to fly, he´d have given us wings.” RUBBISH!

    To interject a little sanity into your silly hypothetical: how can anyone but the good Lord actually “know?” What if our Heavenly Father in his infinite wisdom decided to save both mother and baby? What if an abortionist were allowed to murder that baby in the womb?

    If for example a ultrasonic testing shows that the child will have a serious birth defect like organs not working etc. that will be lethal, no matter what, one should know…

    Just look at the picture at the top of this post of that beautiful little princess gently kissing her smiling daddy on the cheek. Would you really want to deprive anyone of that? Would you prefer that little girl to have been butchered while still pre-born?

    1. No.
    2. You´re missing the point. In the case we talk about, the child would die moments after birth (or even before birth) and likely cause it´s mother to die, too. The child would die either way, the only questions is whether the mother would live or not.

    And to make my position clear: I´m pro-choice. But with a ruling similar to what many european nations use. This means the mother HAS to talk with the surgeon and a professional psychiatrist at least one week before the abortion to give her time to really think, and think hard, about that decision. And the first advice those will give will be: “Talk with the father!”
    And any surgeon/psychatrist is advised to try to talk her out of it.

    “No, I’m saying that ….” blah blah blah over and over….geez salami why don’t you enlist and go over to Iraq and give them abortions?

    Why don´t you give us a example? Or are you too busy making pointless rants about other people´s comments?

    Comment by PG — August 17, 2007 @ 5:45 am | Reply

  30. You know something “Ms. Lyssie”, If I didn’t know better I would believe you to be a card carrying member of the DNC. You sound like a cured liberal if I ever heard one.

    Comment by Connie Mack — August 17, 2007 @ 6:37 am | Reply

  31. Connie, if being a conservative means denying that rape exists, then there is something seriously wrong with this picture.

    Comment by Lyssie — August 17, 2007 @ 7:09 am | Reply

  32. Lyssie, No one denies that it exists and that it isn’t ugly. But in case you haven’t heard there is a new term in town called USE that you might want to research. Our mutual support for Sam Brownback shows me that you aren’t all bad, but hon you need a little kick in the rear end. That’s what I’m saying.

    Comment by Connie Mack — August 17, 2007 @ 7:24 am | Reply

  33. “No one denies that it exists and that it isn’t ugly”

    Happy Clam does. Your forgiven for not reading the whole topic, but in an above post, he claims that there’s no such thing as rape, and girls who give in to lust only pretend to have been raped to hide their shame. Naturally, this is an abhorrent position that no sane person could take.

    Comment by Salmo — August 17, 2007 @ 7:47 am | Reply

  34. PG – “break their oath which wouldn´t please god, either.” hmm, no. God does not give a rat’s ass about their secular blood-oath. Only in obedience to the Lord can we be truly saved.

    Connie – “No one denies that it exists and that it isn’t ugly” Conster, you should re-think that. Salami says :”there’s no such thing as rape, and girls who give in to lust only pretend to have been raped to hide their shame” and I agree.

    and even secular homosexual left-wing nazi websites agree that the purity movement is a blessing from GOD.

    http://www.americablog.com/2007/08/and-now-message-about-abstinence.html

    Comment by Happy Clam — August 17, 2007 @ 8:22 am | Reply

  35. Lezzie – “To say that a stillborn birth is a punishment for one’s sins is a grave insult to all of the good, God-fearing, charitable women who have had to endure that heartbreak. ”

    Well you may think that these Jezabells are “good” but GOD obviously found a reason to PUNISH them. or, actually, since GOD does not NEED a reason maybe he did it just to mess with them.

    In any case they are right to fear HIM.

    Comment by Happy Clam — August 17, 2007 @ 8:26 am | Reply

  36. PG – “break their oath which wouldn´t please god, either.” hmm, no. God does not give a rat’s ass about their secular blood-oath. Only in obedience to the Lord can we be truly saved.

    Breaking an oath basically makes you a liar. Ooops, 10 commandements. And “secular blood oath”? DO you even know what the hippocratic oath is?

    left-wing nazi

    I´m yet to find one as the very definition of a nazi is a extreme right-wing nut-job.

    Comment by PG — August 17, 2007 @ 8:27 am | Reply

  37. Yeah, ‘nazi’ would be extreme right wing. ‘communist’ is extreme left wing.

    Comment by Salmo — August 17, 2007 @ 9:24 am | Reply

  38. To say that a stillborn birth is a punishment for one’s sins is a grave insult to all of the good, God-fearing, charitable women who have had to endure that heartbreak. You should be ashamed of yourself.

    Lisa,

    You should know as a good Christian woman that sill born Christian babies were just called home early by Jesus because they were to good for the world. Happy Clam was only talking about sinning harlots, not good Christian girls.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — August 17, 2007 @ 9:25 am | Reply

  39. er , the above was address to Lyssie. Sorry about the miss-spelling.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — August 17, 2007 @ 9:27 am | Reply

  40. Its fine to lie if God wants you to. and any oath sworn to an idol or false god is SUPPOSED to be broken when you accept the word of GOD.

    and I saw that Daily Kos KooKoo on Colbert giving the nazi salute and I’m sure he’s a left wing loonie.

    BJ, of course, you are correct. God has His reasons and a mere human can only read the Holy Book and accept what is written.

    Comment by Happy Clam — August 17, 2007 @ 11:38 am | Reply

  41. Happy Clam and Connie Mack;

    Both of you are severely jaded and screwed up for some reason.

    Happy Clam…you are ignorant beyond belief.

    Comment by Brandon Explosion — August 17, 2007 @ 12:08 pm | Reply

  42. Its fine to lie if God wants you to. and any oath sworn to an idol or false god is SUPPOSED to be broken when you accept the word of GOD.

    Here´s the hippocratic oath.

    I swear by [insert religious deity etc. here], making them my witnesses, that I will fulfill according to my ability and judgment this oath and this covenant:

    To hold him who has taught me this art as equal to my parents and to live my life in partnership with him, and if he is in need of money to give him a share of mine, and to regard his offspring as equal to my brothers in male lineage and to teach them this art – if they desire to learn it – without fee and covenant; to give a share of precepts and oral instruction and all the other learning to my sons and to the sons of him who has instructed me and to pupils who have signed the covenant and have taken an oath according to the medical law, but no one else.

    I will apply dietetic measures for the benefit of the sick according to my ability and judgment; I will keep them from harm and injustice.

    I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. Similarly I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy. In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art.

    I will not use the knife, not even on sufferers from stone, but will withdraw in favor of such men as are engaged in this work.

    Whatever houses I may visit, I will come for the benefit of the sick, remaining free of all intentional injustice, of all mischief and in particular of sexual relations with both female and male persons, be they free or slaves.

    What I may see or hear in the course of the treatment or even outside of the treatment in regard to the life of men, which on no account one must spread abroad, I will keep to myself, holding such things shameful to be spoken about.

    If I fulfill this oath and do not violate it, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and art, being honored with fame among all men for all time to come; if I transgress it and swear falsely, may the opposite of all this be my lot.

    You see, any christian doc would swear by god and thus he would be in a real crisis if my scenarion came around.

    And it´s never fine to lie. Thou shalt not bear false witness. THere are no exceptions stated.

    and I saw that Daily Kos KooKoo on Colbert giving the nazi salute and I’m sure he’s a left wing loonie.

    You either misinterpret the scene or he was mocking someone with it. Or he´s a nazi in disguise. But still, extreme right wing = fascism/national socialism while extreme left = communism. SO just call ´em commies, mkay?

    Comment by PG — August 17, 2007 @ 12:13 pm | Reply

  43. That was the old greek version, of course. The new one (aka the Declaration of Geneva) is like that:

    At the time of being admitted as a member of the medical profession:

    * I solemnly pledge to consecrate my life to the service of humanity;
    * I will give to my teachers the respect and gratitude that is their due;
    * I will practice my profession with conscience and dignity;
    * The health of my patient will be my first consideration;
    * I will respect the secrets that are confided in me, even after the patient has died;
    * I will maintain by all the means in my power, the honour and the noble traditions of the medical profession;
    * My colleagues will be my sisters and brothers;
    * I will not permit considerations of age, disease or disability, creed, ethnic origin, gender, nationality, political affiliation, race, sexual orientation, social standing or any other factor to intervene between my duty and my patient;
    * I will maintain the utmost respect for human life;
    * I will not use my medical knowledge to violate human rights and civil liberties, even under threat;
    * I make these promises solemnly, freely and upon my honour.

    Normally, one also swears it by god/allah/whatever deity they believe in.

    Comment by PG — August 17, 2007 @ 12:19 pm | Reply

  44. “* I will not use my medical knowledge to violate human rights and civil liberties, even under threat;”

    EXCEPT FOR WHEN A HARLOT ASKS ME TO RIP THE LIVING PRE-BORN BABY FROM HER WOMB…..

    AMEN…

    you mean that oath?

    Comment by Happy Clam — August 17, 2007 @ 12:36 pm | Reply

  45. You forgot my earlier comments. Go read them again. Then think about them. 2 times.

    Comment by PG — August 17, 2007 @ 1:43 pm | Reply

  46. PG

    You are still dodging Happy Clam’s point; how is pandering to the selfish whims of tramp who wants to murder her little baby keeping this oath? If the doctors were serious they would strap the hussy down to the table and make her have the kid and re-impregnate her afterwards.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — August 17, 2007 @ 2:17 pm | Reply

  47. You are still dodging Happy Clam’s point; how is pandering to the selfish whims of tramp who wants to murder her little baby keeping this oath? If the doctors were serious they would strap the hussy down to the table and make her have the kid and re-impregnate her afterwards.

    You, too, should perhaps go back to the beginning of my discussion with Happy Clam and look what I´ve written there. No wait, I´ll simply state the ppint again:

    What if the baby has some kinda birth defect that would mean it´d die at the birth anyway? Perhaps endangering the mothers life this way. Should a doctor abort ot not? In case he doesn´t, he´d break his oath.

    And again, my simple opinion:
    I´m pro-choice. But ONLY with a ruling similar to what many european nations use. This means the mother HAS to talk with the surgeon and a professional psychiatrist at least one week before the abortion to give her time to really think, and think hard, about that decision. And the first advice those will give will be: “Talk with the father!”
    And any surgeon/psychatrist is advised to try to talk her out of it.

    Comment by PG — August 17, 2007 @ 2:36 pm | Reply

  48. actaully, the oath says

    “Similarly I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy”

    so maybe the heathens had a point after all.

    except that they’re all dammned to hell cause they don’t believe in the one GOD.

    Comment by Happy Clam — August 17, 2007 @ 2:38 pm | Reply

  49. They are damned Happy Clam because they refuse to give a woman an abortion out of their own selfish desire to feel like a good person and not because they want to make Jesus happy. God can’t stand selfish people.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — August 17, 2007 @ 3:51 pm | Reply

  50. Hi

    Very interesting information! Thanks!

    G’night

    Comment by hiutopor — September 17, 2007 @ 7:03 pm | Reply

  51. [...] thinking American.  Just say no.  It’s time to encourage abstinence-only education and purity balls in your town.  Today.  Do it for the children. – [...]

    Pingback by Kill My Baby, Please « Blogs 4 Brownback — October 18, 2007 @ 1:05 pm | Reply

  52. Yeah! Go purity balls! Brownback in ’08!

    Comment by P.M. — October 23, 2007 @ 9:54 am | Reply

  53. (get it?)

    [Ed Note: No.]

    Comment by P.M. — October 23, 2007 @ 9:55 am | Reply

  54. This article was so great, that I want to stick my penis in you.

    Don’t worry, we’ll do it anally and I’ll be gentle.

    Comment by Birch — October 29, 2007 @ 5:37 pm | Reply

  55. I don’t understand what the problem is. Society all around young girls scream SEX. Why is it wrong for parents to highlight what they expect from there children. Not having sex until marriage is a value that we as parents have a right to stress to our children.
    The same people who strongly oppose things like this are the ones who say”its a shame she is 12yrs old and pregnant.Where were her parents? I will definitely strongly encourage my daughter and son to save themselves for marriage.Even if the statisctics show some break the vow its better then doing nothing.

    If a girl does go out and has sex and ends up in a situation wheather it be a baby or an STD. We have to be willing to restore our childern not dame them to hell. If f a girl gets pregnent she is less likley to have an abortion if she feels like she can go to a trusted adult. So dont be so harsh with the tramp comments ask your self are you approchable. Can you be a soft place for a young person to fall?

    [Ed Note: Agreed, Brandy. Purity balls rock!]

    Comment by Brandy — October 30, 2007 @ 5:34 pm | Reply

  56. Free abortions for all up north!!

    Comment by cowbell Hater — February 13, 2008 @ 9:34 pm | Reply

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