Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Modest Proposal

A brilliant send up of libchurchers’ arguments for gay clergy, etc. may be found here in the guise of “a modest proposal,” namely temple prostitution.

I particularly find this excerpt deliciously on target:

First off, let’s address the common objections. Sure, there are a handful of Bible verses that might seem to condemn the practice. But all the condemnation of temple prostitution involves pagan practices or worship of false gods. The objectionable thing is the idolatry, not the physical act itself. Sanctified, faithful prostitution in service of the true God is a new thing. The Biblical writers never foresaw or contemplated sanctified, faithful, God-pleasing prostitution in the churches and thus never wrote about it. Attempts to find a Biblical injunction against the practice therefore fall short.

Sounds familiar, does it not?

Do read the whole thing, but not while drinking coffee.

But what is most amazing about this piece is that it comes from . . . a Lutheran. Lutherans do satire?

1 comment:

Warren said...

"Lutherans do satire?"

They do some of the best satire: