Monday, October 20, 2008

From the mouths of babes

Or, rather, 10 year olds. Three of my daughters are joining our church, and one of the subjects that our church has been forced to deal with in its constitution and other documents is how various forms of perverted sexuality violate Scripture. Hence, I've had to give explanations of what those big words mean--not in graphic detail, of course, but a basic explanation, say, that bestiality is treating an animal as if it were your spouse.

My oldest daughter's reaction; laughter at the absurdity of claiming to love a cow as if it were one's wife or husband. And so I wonder; if the people who are pushing these perversions are simply in need, as Andersen's emperor in the story, of a little boy (or girl) to say

The emperor has no clothes!

I don't think it would hurt.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


I have a cyber acquaintance, a Baptist pastor, who once made the observation that homosexuality is more fundamentally silly, than anything else: "On the level of trying to eat by sticking food in your ear." His point being, of course, that no one would take seriously arguments in favor of why sticking food in your ear was a legitimate practice that needed to be accepted and understood.

Certainly these things need to be dealt with soberly on one level, but on another, it's good to at least let the "Are you CRAZY?!" reaction percolate in the back of our minds, for some perspective.