|The Result of a Rash Decision?|
One has to question whether the God botherers have a point after
the latest outbreak of a sinners disease. Meningococcal seems to be
discriminating for those who indulge in sinning activities.
Sex looked like it was
getting safer. Cures for most venereal diseases, including herpes, meant that
us sinners could have sex with gay abandon - well abandon anyway. The gay part
decided to look dangerous when the government started showing
those tasteless Grim Reaper ads on TV. Having sex in bowling clubs was never
But things have gone from bad to worse. The Grim Reaper also seems ready to
strike down those who even have a bit of a snog in the local nightclub (or the
boys locker room in the case of the Raiders football team's tryout who recently
contracted the disease).
Why does Meningococcal choose young people in night clubs? Well, it may be
because they are sinning, or it may be for a more rational reason.
People may think that sharing girlfriends (or boyfriends) is disgusting and
unhygienic, but it's not the only way of sharing bodily fluids. Kissing is an
obvious one, but there are others. For example the music is so loud that people
shout more, and therefore spit more - often on each other. People also share
drinks and cigarettes
(including those funny smelling
It seems that all sharing of bodily fluids is risky, even the ones which
are less fun. At least being on the Internet is safe - the biggest risk
is going blind - from staring at the monitor too long, that is.