Michael Brown has one of his best posts ever posted on today's issue of Spirit Daily. What's it called? EXPLICIT TALK OF SEX ENTERS CHRISTIANITY AS A PRETEXT OF MARITAL INTIMACY AND LOVE: SAD TIME.
Ed. note: I suppose you could call it sad, but I think we say things are sad way too often - and I'm not sure we are always sad about the things we say are 'sad'. We may be saddened, but usually we are really disgusted, scandalized, offended, and outraged. Sadness follows, and if it is healthy, it leads to compunction. If it doesn't - then we are just being self-righteous. But I digress.
Brown has a timely post on what all the sex talk going on in sacred spaces is all about - at least, I think he does...
There is a big push in Christian circles to openly discuss and advocate more and better sex in marriage. It's become a "hot" topic on websites. There are those who use (and misuse) the writing of John Paul II on the "theology of the body." There are those who speak in explicit and even lurid terms from the Protestant-evangelical pulpit.
Shame on the sex preachers. In our opinion, it's an excuse to justify certain prurient undercurrents. There is a shadow behind it. It feels and looks unclean.
We have a Catholic version [...] who will remain unnamed. Suffice it to say that John Paul II's encyclical on the body was not meant to be stretched into a ministry of sex. Let it say what it says and that's the end of it. - Read more here.