Difference between revisions of "Talk:Chastity"

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Is it '''all''' sexual relationships, or just illicit ones? In other words, can't a married couple be "chaste" if they "cleave only unto each other"? --[[User:Ed Poor|Ed Poor]] <sup>[[User talk:Ed Poor|Talk]]</sup> 23:41, 29 August 2009 (EDT)
 
Is it '''all''' sexual relationships, or just illicit ones? In other words, can't a married couple be "chaste" if they "cleave only unto each other"? --[[User:Ed Poor|Ed Poor]] <sup>[[User talk:Ed Poor|Talk]]</sup> 23:41, 29 August 2009 (EDT)
 
:I think you're right.  That's the difference between chastity and celibacy. [[User:DouglasA|DouglasA]] 23:52, 29 August 2009 (EDT)
 
:I think you're right.  That's the difference between chastity and celibacy. [[User:DouglasA|DouglasA]] 23:52, 29 August 2009 (EDT)
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::The problem is that both words have ambiguous meanings: they can each by used in a narrow or broad sense. Perhaps we should come to an editorial consensus on how these words should be used at Conservapedia.
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::I propose that [[celibacy]] be used primarily to mean "abstaining from all sexual relations" whether it's a priest taking a vow or a couple just cooling it for a while. Then [[chastity]] could be definition 1 a from Merriam-Webster: "abstention from unlawful sexual intercourse". [http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chastity]
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::There are other words, often used ambiguously. Perhaps we could make a list. --[[User:Ed Poor|Ed Poor]] <sup>[[User talk:Ed Poor|Talk]]</sup> 00:11, 30 August 2009 (EDT)

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Is it all sexual relationships, or just illicit ones? In other words, can't a married couple be "chaste" if they "cleave only unto each other"? --Ed Poor Talk 23:41, 29 August 2009 (EDT)

I think you're right. That's the difference between chastity and celibacy. DouglasA 23:52, 29 August 2009 (EDT)
The problem is that both words have ambiguous meanings: they can each by used in a narrow or broad sense. Perhaps we should come to an editorial consensus on how these words should be used at Conservapedia.
I propose that celibacy be used primarily to mean "abstaining from all sexual relations" whether it's a priest taking a vow or a couple just cooling it for a while. Then chastity could be definition 1 a from Merriam-Webster: "abstention from unlawful sexual intercourse". [1]
There are other words, often used ambiguously. Perhaps we could make a list. --Ed Poor Talk 00:11, 30 August 2009 (EDT)