So often in our culture, and maybe even in our own magazine, we rage against what’s wrong with society. Now, in Salvo‘s defense, we here at the magazine have always thought that we need to point out what’s wrong with living a life of moral relativism because the ugly needs to be exposed just so others learn why to avoid it and how to combat it. But sometimes it’s nice to focus on the beautiful so that people understand not what they are giving up, but what they are truly searching for.
In a bit of positive news, there is a video circulating the web and Facebook today, made out of Chicago I believe, that is stylized off the Master Card “Priceless” commercial. It’s nice to see high school and college students investing their time and talent in promoting purity. Of course, the majority of Americans, (what is it, close to 90%?), no longer wait until their wedding night to give themselves entirely to their beloved. Salvo has discussed, numerous times, the biological dangers of the hook-up culture and how sexual intimacy literally bonds two individuals together chemically.
All this is to say that more commericals need to be done like the one above. And also, a better explanation to all folks–whether they are in the “hook-up” culture or in a committed relationship–about why virginity is priceless, and why, even if you aren’t a virgin anymore, one can regain that sense of purity of heart and purity of desire. To quote the hippy 60’s song, “What the world needs now is love, sweet love.” But for our modern, 21st century era, what we as a culture need is real, honest to goodness old-fashioned love: the kind that sacrifices, the kind that is honorable, and the kind that doesn’t use another…whether that other be in a bar, on a college campus, or someone you purport to love.
Virginity IS priceless–rock on to the high school and college students who made the video!