"Seek out the society of your boon companions, drink, play, talk bawdy, and amuse yourself. One must sometimes commit a sin out of hate and contempt for the Devil, so as not to give him the chance to make one scrupulous over mere nothings…" –Luther

Huh. The quick edit ate the link. Also, why has the Publish button been removed? This makes the QE box completely useless.

FP: The link doesn’t work.

Victory!

All you Christian pastors preaching a non-judgmental message of reconciliation and love on the subject of sex and the single Christian can sleep in peace tonight. You’ve gotten through to the young folks.

The important thing is to always remember that if you reject the world’s message of spending your most fertile, healthy years pursuing wealth and pride, you are a bigot, a hater, and demean women. People should NOT get married when their biological drive to reproduce is at its highest. That is oppressive. That is backward. That is what fundies who make their girls wear long hair and jean skirts do. They should spend those years acquiring things and, well, if sex happens, don’t judge. Who has that kind of self-control anyway?

The greatest commandment is this: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. And the second greatest commandment is this: Use protection.

I know it’s too much to ask angered bloggers to pretend to write like real journalists, so I’m curious if any one has read a piece on WorldVision’s loss of 10K sponsorships that includes data from Compassion or other organizations and whether or not their sponsor numbers went up during the same time of the WV news and reversal.

Unfortunately.

Has it really been four years since Michael’s passing?

What Fearsome said.

I think what gets me is that some Christians really think the reason we don’t get along with the secular left is that we’re not nice enough and don’t “put enough emphasis on justice” or whatever. Like every time the left escalates its bullying over the gay issues, you’ll see a flurry of soul-searching articles from leading Christian voices over how we need to be more loving toward sinners and concerned about how we voice things and all that.

What you need to understand is that there is not a version of the future that ends with them tolerating us. They don’t want you to be open to listening to others’ experience. They don’t want you make sure your calls to repentance come from love rather than anger.

The reason we don’t get along with the secular left is that they hate us and want us to be purged from human society. They want to create an environment where it is impossible for you to even voice opposition to their agenda without being stripped of your livelihood and barred from all polite company.

If you still think there is some way you can frame your Christian beliefs that will appease them, that will satisfy them enough that they no longer see a need to destroy you, you’re not paying attention. While you’re fantasizing about finding the right words that will make Rick Warren and George Takei hug in a tearful embrace of brotherly friendship and mutual understanding, they’re fantasizing about finding a way to get teaching your kids the Catechism of the Catholic Church classified as child abuse.

If you believe nothing is so important as being liked by them, just cut to the chase and renounce your faith now.

No, it means “It would be much easier for me to crush your face under my boot if you’d just stop struggling already.”

Calls to end the “Culture War” pretty much mean “I’ll stop throwing rocks a few minutes after you stop.”