It’s not a war, and I am not a warrior.


David Ryan

David Ryan is a boat builder and USCG licensed master captain. He is the owner of Sailing Montauk and skipper of Montauk''s charter sailing catamaran MON TIKI You can follow him on Twitter @CaptDavidRyan

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  1. Avatar sonmi451 says:

    Well, I’m sure no one is desperate to have you fight for their rights, Mr Ryan, just protect you and yours. Nothing wrong with that, most people, including me, live like that. But then again, most people don’t feel the need to ALSO be condescending to people who make a different type of choice.Report

  2. Avatar North says:

    I … don’t think I get the gist of this at all?Report

    • Avatar Rufus F. in reply to North says:

      The point, I think, is that it wasn’t appropriate for Sullivan to reference Niemöller’s famous poem when linking to David’s older post because being insulted by certain Catholics for practicing contraception is not comparable to being rounded up by the Nazis and killed. Sullivan’s reference is provocative and David doesn’t care for that sort of provocation.Report

  3. Avatar Simon K says:

    I’m sure you have a point in there somewhere, David?Report

  4. Avatar LauraNo says:

    I am glad to see you say this, North and Simon K. I don’t get it either.Report

  5. Avatar Tom Van Dyke says:

    That’s funny, I understand it just fine.  I disagree w/Comstock’s premise though, which is more simple assertion than argument, decoupling sex from procreation.

    “It’s not about procreation. It’ll never be about procreation. Neither one of us is getting pregnant anytime soon. So we have to be a little more honest. This is about pleasure, this about getting off, and doing it together.” — Damon Demarco, from Damon and Hunter: Doing it Together

    Now, why Comstock is justified in “resenting” the Pope’s Theology of the Body, I do not see, since outsiders are free to ignore it. [So are insiders, and they do.]   Me, I do resent—if I may—this complete misrepresentation of the Theology of the Body, which whether one accepts it or not, is quite coherent and beautiful in its way.Report

  6. Avatar Kolohe says:

    Just so I got this right, this post was 1) written today, 2) about two posts almost 6 years ago and 3) David Ryan:Tony Comstock::Ed Norton:Brad Pitt?Report