Stop dating the church summary
Dan and Marty, also Alex’s roommates in a shiny high-rise apartment building near Wall Street, can vouch for that. “She works at—” He says the name of a high-end art auction house. And yet a lack of an intimate knowledge of his potential sex partners never presents him with an obstacle to physical intimacy, Alex says.In fact, they can remember whom Alex has slept with in the past week more readily than he can.“Brittany, Morgan, Amber,” Marty says, counting on his fingers. Alex, his friends agree, is a Tinder King, a young man of such deft “text game”—“That’s the ability to actually convince someone to do something over text,” Marty explains—that he is able to entice young women into his bed on the basis of a few text exchanges, while letting them know up front he is not interested in having a relationship.“How does he ”But Marty, who prefers Hinge to Tinder (“Hinge is my thing”), is no slouch at “racking up girls.” He says he’s slept with 30 to 40 women in the last year: “I sort of play that I could be a boyfriend kind of guy,” in order to win them over, “but then they start wanting me to more …Hookup culture, which has been percolating for about a hundred years, has collided with dating apps, which have acted like a wayward meteor on the now dinosaur-like rituals of courtship.“We are in uncharted territory” when it comes to Tinder et al., says Justin Garcia, a research scientist at Indiana University’s Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction.I just wanna hang out, be friends, see what happens …If I were ever in a court of law I could point to the transcript.” But something about the whole scenario seems to bother him, despite all his mild-mannered bravado.“And the second major transition is with the rise of the Internet.”People used to meet their partners through proximity, through family and friends, but now Internet meeting is surpassing every other form.“It’s changing so much about the way we act both romantically and sexually,” Garcia says.
In order to resolve this situation, one either “handles” the other person’s antagonism with true data about Scientology and the Church or, as a last resort, when all attempts to handle have failed, one “disconnects” from or stops communicating with the person. Ron Hubbard: “The term is defined as a self-determined decision made by an individual that he is not going to be connected to another. “The basic principle of ‘handle or disconnect’ exists in any group and ours is no different. If he will not handle, the society resorts to the only other solution: It ‘disconnects’ the criminal from the society. Hubbard pointed out: “If one has the right to communicate, then one must also have the right to not receive communication from another.They don’t present easy one-size-fits-all how-to’s. Instead, they challenge parents to get at the hearts of their children.A Scientologist can have trouble making spiritual progress in his auditing or training if he is connected to someone who is suppressive or who is antagonistic to Scientology or its tenets.(Mark Shaw) Shaw introduces us to the lives and thoughts of “giants” such as Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Wesley, Jonathan Edwards, and William Carey, etc., always with an eye to personal and church application.Mc Grath’s history of the King James Version of the Bible is a page-turner.