“It certainly ain’t your accountant’s name you scream out when you’re comin’.”
Babies don’t make themselves you know. It takes sex, sometimes lot’s of it! Humankind literally lives to procreate in joyous fulfillment of our godly commandments.
So our sexual/spiritual selves can’t be separated. It all comes in one incredible gift package. Yet this notion causes much friction (no pun intended) in the church as well as amongst its most ardent followers, those who teach and preach sanctimonious purity through the vilification of sex, our most powerful impulse. Denying your sexuality is tantamount to denying God!
I would love to have been a fly on the wall when the first religious dictator (and you know it was some man) declared that sexiness was next to unGodliness, a distraction from realizing our highest spiritual goals. In my opinion, orgasms connect us directly with God, fitting right into our pursuit of spiritual enlightenment. Why would anyone take a vow to never experience being that close to something so Divine?
Perhaps it was the hardline taken by God in The Bible against history’s greatest boyfriend and girlfriend, Adam and Eve. But their banishment from the Garden of Eden was for an act totally unrelated to sex, wasn’t it? So why the bad rap?
That said, enter stage left: There’s some religious fervor being generated by gospel duo Mary, Mary‘s Erica Campbell, regarding the form-fitting white dress she wears in promotional photos for her upcoming new album “A Little More Jesus.” And the people say:
“THIS IS NOT OKAY. Yes, you are a beautiful, curvy woman … but NO MA’AM YOU ARE SINGING THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST. Saints … smh COME ON” wrote pastor Stacey Woods on the American Preachers site. “We compel men to come through our love for Jesus, but when we wear things that are distracting, the message is somehow lost and it becomes about us and not about Him,” Wood says.
Oh!, the hypocrisy and drama in that statement. I won’t even go into the fact that Jesus was a man and him and Mary Magdalene were…well, that’s another blog. Ms. Campbell responded with:
“This is about confidence and realizing that God made you and that you are beautiful just the way you are. I think that young girls shouldn’t only get sexy images from people who are not proclaiming Jesus. But I am. And I’m cute too.”
One, more open-minded commenter, put it this way, “We will ALL be standing naked before the Lord when that day comes.”
Anyone who doesn’t feel that good, consensual sex is one of the most spiritual experiences one can share with another human being… well, you just ain’t doin’ it right.
Shame on those who say you can’t feel God and feel sexy at the same time.