Monday at the Vatican
- Pope: Happy fucking Monday.
- Advisor: We have a busy week, starting with child se-
- Pope: For Christ's sake it's Monday...
- Advisor #2: Right, well, pressure is mounting on AIDS and con-
- Pope: Fuck this, I quit.
The blood of Christ
I don’t drink wine all the time cause I’m an alcoholic…
Whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked. 1 John 2:6
I’m just trying to walk in the path of Jesus, a little crooked.
Two general approaches to Christian sexuality can be discerned in the early church, distinct in their relation to “orientation.” The earliest, evident in the New Testament, is similar to the “sex is dangerous” approach of pagan ethics: eroticism is a troublesome aspect of a fallen world; Christians should attempt to control it through responsible use. This approach would not, in itself, create distinctions based on gender object choice, because it focuses on the permanence and fidelity of erotic relationships, qualities that could be and were present in both heterosexual and homosexual relationships in the ancient world. Longlasting homosexual unions and even official marriages were known in Greece and Rome, and Christian ceremonies of union for males closely resembling, if not actually constituting, marriage were also common in parts of the Christian world throughout the Early Middle Ages; they invoked well known pairs of saints as models for permanent, erotic same-sex relationships. Even in areas were such relationships were not recognized, there was through the end of the twelfth century a strong tradition in Christian thought which regarded homosexuality and heterosexuality as two sides of the same coin - either could be put to good or bad use, depending on the extent to which it was directed toward godly or ungodly ends. Any faithful and selfless passion subordinated to God’s love, in this tradition, might be holy and sanctifying, just as any selfish lust was sinful.
Madonna’s Act of Contrition
Oh my God
I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee
And I detest all my sins
Because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pain of Hell
But most of all because I love Thee
And I want so badly to be good
- Madonna, “Girls Gone Wild”