Thank-you everyone! Pastor Melissa Scott is actually not a bad preacher - but she seems really restrained and repressed in that role. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DnnFzX1TjY
I'm also not a fan of Pauline theology. I am a Red Letter Christian / New Age Agnostic! Melissa was married to Dr. Gene Scott - who was a real piece of work - money-hungry - dirty old man! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT9kol3syaA&feature=related
This thread is going downhill fast. I really didn't intend for it to go in this direction. You know - my taking conservative religion seriously - combined with the whole Madison Avenue and Hollywood BS - BS male and female stereotypes and roles - plus the fear of STD's - really ruined the whole subject of sexuality for me. In many ways - I am repulsed by the topic. I think about it - to be sure - but it's more of an abstraction of spirituality, conflict, and reflection - which doesn't gel with anything in the popular culture. I live a very dull and boring life. The son of a prominent theologian (who I won't name - but I attended a lot of his lectures) was a journalist who covered the porn-scene in Hollywood - but got out of it quite a while ago. He was actually on '60 Minutes'. He said that most people who try to go into the porn business are so humiliated and repulsed by it that they quit pretty quickly. He converted from Christianity to Judaism - but I think he ran afoul of the Jewish authorities! He's quite a rebel and a genius. He's quite entertaining - but his story seems sad - and he's been an embarrassment to his parents. Oh well. Such is life. I'm considering starting a ministry to convert the hookers and porn-stars of the world to Christianity. I'm also considering starting Hookers for Jesus - and publishing Repent House Magazine. What happens when you put the batteries in backwards in the Energizer Bunny? Think about it.
There was a young woman named Wyld
Who kept herself quite undefiled
By thinking of Jesus and social diseases
And the fear of having a child
Now - back to the priesthood and celebacy. Have you ever wondered why they call a theological school a semin-ary?? I once heard of a priest who boasted that he had lots of wives!! (true story) Skip to 05:00 for relevance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0wzrq-tS4I&feature=related
Have you ever heard of the lime-pits? I won't elaborate on that one. But really - could priests and popes be - in a sense - married to Mary? Could Jesus have been married to Mary? How much does the Whore of Babylon charge? Fifty cities! Why is she called the Whore of Babylon? Because she babbles on and on and on and on and....
The bottom-line is that if this world focuses on RESPONSIBILITY - everything will fall into place - including sexuality. Think about it.
Now - what about the three ladies this thread is based upon? Has anyone looked at any of their websites, videos, internet shows, etc? In a sense - I wish I didn't have to wade through all of this stuff. I really just want to focus on the Namaste Constitutional Responsible Freedom Solar System concept - and not spend a lot of time on the hard to prove, and creepy material. I really don't think it facilitates constructive mental health. I'm not sure I want to wake people up to all of the fringe confusion and BS. I'd like to keep the evolution of society and consciousness as simple and positive as possible. AV1 and MOA have been experiments for me. I don't talk about this stuff once I log off the computer - with a couple of exceptions. I deal with Roman Catholics all the time - and I never confront them about any of the dirt I sometimes deal with on the internet. The same goes for people who are into the goddess thing or pagan thing or whatever. I truly am into positive reinforcement - but websites such as this are probably appropriate forums to deal with the dirt - to try to formulate positive solutions and responses.
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