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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 03:08 PM

Mark Driscoll: 'Twilight' Is for Girls What Porn Is to Boys

http://www.christianpost.com/news/mark-driscoll-twilight-is-for-girls-what-porn-is-to-boys-85120

Driscoll or Twilight...now that's one sadistic choice. I can't tell which is worse.

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Reply Mark Driscoll: 'Twilight' Is for Girls What Porn Is to Boys (Original post)
ButterflyBlood Nov 2012 OP
JKingman Nov 2012 #1
ButterflyBlood Nov 2012 #2
JKingman Nov 2012 #3
trotsky Nov 2012 #4
JKingman Nov 2012 #5
Tyrs WolfDaemon Nov 2012 #6
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #7

Response to ButterflyBlood (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 03:18 PM

1. I could ask the simple question here:

 

What does THIS article have to do with "religion"?

But then again, I could ask another question instead:

What does religion have to do with human sexuality? Or better still, Why does religion force its way into the realm of human sexuality?

Before you answer, think for a moment, does religion have to do with each and every aspect of human existence? Do we need religion to breathe, to sleep, to eat, to drink, to spend time with our loved-ones, to reproduce, to die?

What makes religion so forceful that it must invade each and every aspect of human experience? Including the fantasies of adolescent girls?

Is there something about the superiority of religion that guarantees it a right to invade and control each and every aspect of human experience?

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Response to JKingman (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 03:21 PM

2. Mark Driscoll is a megachurch pastor nt

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Response to ButterflyBlood (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 03:23 PM

3. So HE uses religion as a means to extend his

 

vulture capitalist ambitions, even to the point of exploiting the fantasies of adolescent girls.

If he can make more money from religion, he's all for it!

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Response to JKingman (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 03:43 PM

4. An interesting case can be made for Mormon themes in the Twighlight series as well.

But it is an accurate observation that religion tends to interject itself into every human experience.

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Response to trotsky (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 03:50 PM

5. Well, of course, it does, how else to...

 

get the attention of the folks?

Birth, death, suffering, eating, drinking, making love.. about the most important parts of anybody's human life.

Get in there and run with it, make up stuff that goes along with the natural emotions of those moments, you've hooked them!!!

On edit, there's probably 100 OTHER moments, from working and making your first dollar to watching old movies or reading cheap novels, (Twilight?), any and every human experience can be an opportunity for someone to get into one's head and run with it, and probably make a few bucks and gain a new friend by doing so. That's the nature of religion.

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Response to ButterflyBlood (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 04:30 PM

6. I thought these books were dangerous because they were intended to lead kids to...

Mormonism. What a relief to see that I was apparently wrong. Sure, Vampires and Werewolves have problems with each other, but vampires are much better than Mormons with their weird dress, lack of foul language, and desire to convert you. Vampires just want to suck your blood, Mormons want you to wear funny fundie-undies.











(I would hope the humor, what little there may be, is understood without this: but I had better be safe, so here it is again with a wolfy ear wiggle )

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Response to ButterflyBlood (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:47 PM

7. Interesting thought

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