Workshop 2014 Last Day
Workshop 2014 Last Day is today. We spent time working on painting our composite. Of course, we didn’t complete it in the 3 hours of class today, but we got a start.
After class I administered the Certified Professional Photographer exam. Two students were scheduled, but one was a n0-show. The CPP exam is a 100 question exam that tests the candidates technical knowledge about photography. It’s not an easy exam, and it is coupled with a 15 image review. Once the candidate passes both, they are awarded their certification.
Now that workshop is over, I want to comment on some stuff I heard on the radio while driving to and from my class.
First, there seems to be this overwhelming attitude in the media and entertainment that sex and love have nothing to do with each other. Yes, sex isn’t love, and love isn’t sex, but they ARE emotionally and spiritually connected. I’m sooooo tired of the entertainment world leading their audience to believe that it is okay for two people who just met to have sex. Save sex for marriage and you’ll live a much happier life.
I was reminded of this when listening to a song from the 60s. The lyrics talked about kissing. That was it. Kissing. The same station then played a song about some guy who just met a girl, she’s naked, and he wants to know if she’ll “text him” tomorrow. Huh? How socially irresponsible and sick is that? Yet, it seems to be a way of life in the entertainment world.
Second, I’m tired contradicting standards presented by the media and entertainment. On one hand, they lead you to believe one is at liberty to change their gender, while on the other hand people can’t help it because they were “born that way.” Then, when someone decides to alter (disfigure) their body, all of a sudden they should be called “he” and not “she”, or “she” and not “he”. You see this in news reports even. All of a sudden a female soldier decides she wants to be “male”, and the media immediately starts calling her, “him”. I’m sorry, her DNA still says she is a she.
Although I don’t care much about how they decide to live their lives, but there are social ramifications. Name a civilization that has been sexually deviant for centuries and is leader in the world today? You can’t.
On the other hand, repeatedly in the Bible we see examples of what happens when people ignore God’s commandments. When many people in a society ignore the commandments, the consequences affect society as a whole.
I miss the day when people remained chaste before they got married. People cohabitating was called, “Living in sin.” Sex was reserved for a man and a woman who were married. Anything outside of that was considered to be wrong.
How did society become so depraved?