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Stranger Than Fiction: New Meaning for GOP

Okay, I am a longtime peace activist and I write on the philosophy of nonviolence, theology of Christian pacifism, and the history of the peace movements. But I must acknowledge that there are some weird fringes to the movement(s). This falls under the truly too weird to make up category: A plan to promote peace through global orgasms on the same day. No Kidding. The Global Orgasm for Peace (GOP) believes that worldwide sexual pleasure within the same 24 hour period will release “good feeling vibes” that may contribute to world peace, much as simultaneous pray-ins. The originators of the GOP plan are from–wait for it–San Francisco.

Sigh.

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November 20, 2006 - Posted by | humor

9 Comments

  1. Much as a global orgasm for peace is a noble endeavour worthy of promotion I thought you were taking a break from blogging!

    How is the arm doing now?

    Comment by Richard | November 20, 2006

  2. I’m typing everything lefthanded. My right wrist and elbow are still splinted and in a sling. Sometimes in pain and sometimes not. Next Monday, I am to re-visit the orthopedic specialist.

    I’m not sure I’m promoting the GOP, btw. I think goofy things like this make it hard for people to take hard-headed serious peacemaking–seriously. On the other hand, I doubt a GO would hurt anything and folks just might smile more and be slightly more polite to each other.

    Comment by Michael Westmoreland-White | November 20, 2006

  3. Why am I not surprised that its root stems from Frisco. I suppose it will be very popular among the mega churches and folk like Ted Haggard. Heck, maybe Rick Warren will even participate.

    Comment by Jim | November 20, 2006

  4. LOL! 🙂

    Comment by Anonymous | November 21, 2006

  5. Pam, I’m glad to amuse you. I understand the original idea for the GOP was to try to synchronize every “O” for the same minute. Talk about performance pressure! Glad that was cancelled. 🙂

    O, new info.: This is scheduled for the Winter Solstice (22 Dec. ’06) and, while partners are preferred, I am told this is also open to, um, er, umm those solo individuals who are willing to take matters into their own hands, so to speak. (Embarrassed look here.)

    Comment by Michael Westmoreland-White | November 21, 2006

  6. I am curious to get feedback from Al Qaeda and the Sharia Courts on Muslim partcipation in this event.

    Comment by Looney | November 21, 2006

  7. I’ll bet, Looney! Or even Vatican comment! So far, all the major peace groups, religious (e.g. Pax Christi, Muslim Peace Fellowship, Jewish Peace Fellowship, etc.) and “secular,” are ignoring this peacemaking proposal.

    Comment by Michael Westmoreland-White | November 21, 2006

  8. Wow, political passion indeed. I suppose I can’t argue with the methods (provided of course it is with their husband or wife 🙂 ).

    “I understand the original idea for the GOP was to try to synchronize every “O” for the same minute. Talk about performance pressure! Glad that was cancelled. :-)”

    That’s hilarious! Yeah, because of the male species, this peace movement may get started a few minutes too early!

    Comment by Anonymous | November 21, 2006

  9. A friend of mine thinks this will have unintended negative results: global water shortages and plumbing problems from all the near-simultaneous post-coital trips to the bathroom; dramatic increases in air pollution from all the smokers taking post-coital drags; food supply drops from all the post-coital munchies, etc. Cynic.

    Comment by Michael Westmoreland-White | November 21, 2006


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