Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Clap Redux

"Avoid the Clap. Jimmy Dugan"

A reader has taken exception to my post on Alfalfa and the Clap.

Hugh writes:
"Negativity and Positivity, love and hate, go together. As someone intelligent wrote, we cannot love the good unless we hate the evil that is opposed to it."
I am not sure. Evil may need good, but good exists quite nicely all on its own. God certainly doesn't need the Devil in order to prove He's good any more than Catholicism needs Calvinism or Pastrami needs Spam.

Thus, should a woman query her husband why he loves her, he might try to answer (at least where I come from) without making any mention whatever of the Clap.

Because though one of the things he loves about his wife may very well be that she has not given him the Clap, one hopes there are reasons which strike a man as Somewhat More Relevant.

Hugh is correct, strictly. I suppose we all ought to hate the Clap. Only, it's a little troubling that he get to the point of realizing it. That was, after all, the point of the post.

But by all means, get thee a wife without the Clap, and if you haven't read the first post, now might be a good time.

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