This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

Sex as vocation and destiny

Only from the materialistic-evolutionary point of view can sex be imagined as something accidentally and arbitrarily assigned, and only from such a position can one proceed on toward the idea of choosing one’s own gender. From a metaphysically informed point of view, it is rather a matter of destiny and for human beings it is a basic condition of existence: no one is except as male and female. This means that masculinity is, for men, a kind of vocation in the traditional sense: a vocation is something that is given to us and corresponds to our nature, and is thus pursued not because we like it but because it is the only work that can fulfill us by allowing us to realize our potentialities, and to pursue any other vocation would be to thwart or pervert our own development.

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