Josh Butler's disturbing article on The Gospel Coalition's website is a master class in how not to write about sex
So, if I'm interpreting this wordspooge correctly... in Pastor Butler's dream world, Christianity gets to fuck us all.
...yeah, that pretty much covers what it's been doing for almost the last two thousand years, and yet here we lie, unsatisfied. Jesus is even worse at this than Pastor Butler.
Father, son, and the horny ghost.
Dude is clearly compensating. When someone tells you that the very best sex gift they can give you - nay, that God wants you to have! - is their ejaculate, it's because ejaculating is where their skill set ends.
"When correctly viewed/Everything is lewd." --Tom Lehrer
The way he's been talking about sex here, I would not be surprised if this sick, perverted pastor ends up arrested and thrown in jail for sexually abusing a lot of women and girls, like so many other pastors have done.
Here I am, having to ask AGAIN: Could ANYONE get the concept of sexual intimacy MORE WRONG-HEADED than Josh Butler has with this noise? There is a note of desperation in his attempts to get Jesus in this mess, one way or the other, and boy, does it show! Then, too, Butler is clearly one of those who thinks that Jesus has to be in EVERYTHING, without exception.
And once again, we see why, as Christopher Hitchens put it, Religion Poisons EVERYTHING.
Jesus.H̵e̵ ̵g̵e̵t̵s̵ ̵y̵o̵u̵.̵ He grabs you by the pussy.
not the first time I've heard this crap. George Weigel, the biographer of Pope John Paul, wrote an article about why little girls shouldn't be altar servers - because everyone in service on the altar should be male b/c only a male can disseminate his seed (the grace and the word of god) to the church. I'm paraphrasing cuz the article was from years ago, but it was the same idea. I think there have been too many priests disseminating..... just sayin.
"Went into" and "went in to" do not mean the same thing!
The KJV uses the phrase "went in unto her," NOT "went into her." The former is a euphemism, much like "slept together." Literally, it means that he went in to be with her: he met her in her tent or room or whatever. You could go in unto the Lord (meet him in the tabernacle) without even the implication of sex. Maybe the implication is that they had sexual intercourse, but it doesn't say that explicitly.
Dear Pastor Butler,
When you misquote the Bible AND fail to understand grammatical usage, the result is not pretty. And you look like an idiot.
Perhaps the reason that casual sex doesn't work for Christians is the guilt involved? Although to be fair many Christian leaders seem to get off on the guilt when they commit various types of fornication and adultery. A friend of mine from years ago allegedly had casual sex with a fundamentalist woman, who after the act, leapt out of bed got down on her knees – yes – and asked God for forgiveness. There's no accounting for tastes, and there's nowt so queer as folk.
Okay, how does this work with all the biblical marriages with hundreds of wives and concubines?
Kinda makes the fact that there are thousands of sects of Christianity. If Jesus is like King Solomon, hundreds of wives, he goes into each church on their honeymoon and then gets to find a new one to go into. Inserting his seed inside the most holy place of thousands of churches.
Possibly the second most honest part of the metaphor, after leaving everyone unsatisfied.
I am NOT going to be in my bunk. I am going to be as far away from my bunk as possible.
One of your best columns, Hemant! (Glad it's here and not at OnlySky.)
Next up: Masturbation for Jesus: How the Lord wants you to practice for entering heaven.
"her Most Holy Place" Huh? The English language is rich and varied. I don't know how many words/phrases I've heard to describe women's privates (not all of them particularly attractive, of course), but that one really takes the prize. I seem to remember Sigmund Freud having something to say about people who get cutesy about sex. "Jesus Christ, how uptight can you get?!" --S. Freud
Fundamentalist pastor writes an article about sex. Equally large amounts of hilarity and nausea ensue.
I think – as most of us would probably agree – that fundamentalism is a mental illness. Not confined to the US. I almost put unfortunately which would be a bit mean I think. Americans don't deserve them any more than we do.