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December 27, 2009

For religious Knights, pornography, infidelity and homosexuality are taboo simply because they see them as violations of God’s commands and intentions.

For religious Gardeners, pornography, infidelity and abusive relationship patterns are taboo because they thwart the growth of God’s Garden that is the love relationship. In Jewish theologian Martin Buber’s terms, pornography, infidelity, and abusive relationship patterns create “I-It” relationships—in which one person perceives and uses the other as a thing—rather than an “I-Thou” relationship—in which both people treat each other as equals, and work to grow each others’ lives.

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