Thursday, February 17, 2011

Newsweek pontificates on what Bible "really says" about sex

... and gets it all wrong again. Newsweek's religion editor and resident Popette, Lisa Miller, wrote an article entitled “What the Bible Really Says About Sex.” She bases her report on two recent books — God and Sex: What the Bible Really Says by the Jesuit-trained liberal dissident, Michael Coogan, and Unprotected Texts: The Bible’s Surprising Contradictions about Sex and Desire, by the American Baptist pastorette and Bible-demythologizer, Jennifer Wright Knust. Nothing new here: the usual suspects.

But it's nice to see a good Baptist correct a bad one, as well as a dissident "Jesuit" (one has to use such terms rather loosely), in an article by President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., "What the Bible Really Says About Sex... Really?" (, February 9, 2011). Good, "Bible-only" Baptists don't usually realize that the Bible is part of Tradition, and they may be misinformed or ignorant about a lot of very important Catholic truths, but they're often very good in Bible basics, and this is a case in point -- Gimli to the defense of the Fellowship of the Ring with his trusty ax!

[Hat tip to J.M.]

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