Friday, June 23, 2006

12 Comments:

Blogger Songbird said...

Oy.

16:18  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Not trying to sound dumb, but should ministers not be sleeping with people they call "that guy", or just not be talking about it in public?

17:41  
Blogger tinythinker said...

*cough* *cough* hehe *cough*

_sigh_

19:13  
Blogger Katester said...

Heeeeeeeeeee.

20:47  
Blogger Purechristianithink said...

We could all hope that perhaps she was making an ironic reference to her husband . . .

01:42  
Blogger Jaume said...

Probably the next day somebody heard the person next to her saying: "O wow, I got a nice reply note from that minister I slept with the other night!" ;-)

03:33  
Blogger PhantomDirector said...

Actually when I have been honored by the significant experience of "having sex" with another person (clergy or not)--I always sent nice notes, letters, flowers, etc. I remember once my "consort" having the flowers I sent on her desk--said to me, when I came calling "geez, I wasn't that good, was I?"

Cheerfully,the REV.Phantom Director

I hadn't thought about it much, but from your comment I am wondering have we entered a Clergy PostSexual Universe? Not to be generalized from the whole population from what my kids tell me (they are 30 and 38)!

05:03  
Blogger Kim said...

I gather from you guys that the sexual revolution is over?
As someone (Germaine Greer?) said, "the sexual revolution was not our war!"

13:45  
Blogger Painter Beach Girl said...

YIKES!!!! Kind of like seeing a Christian Science Practitioner drinking at a bar.

17:46  
Blogger Oversoul said...

They never post the good stuff on the GA Journal media page...

18:03  
Blogger PeaceBang said...

Elizabeth, just to assuage your anxieties, this minister wasn't talking about it in public but murmuring to herself, and I happened to overhear her.

As far as referring to a lover as "that guy," I think it's fine. I believe that even ministers deserver to have encounters with the Beloved in the form of another human being now and then, too, and EVEN OUTSIDE THE CONTEXT OF A COMMITTED RELATIONSHIP. Nothing wrong with that as long as you send some flowers or a nice e-mail in appreciation.

I can state from direct experience that long periods of unintended celibacy aren't necessary a factor in heightened holiness. Sometimes they just make a girl (or guy) really cranky and frustrated.

10:54  
Blogger indrax said...

Best religion ever!

14:48  

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