The following is in response to comments made by reader "E", who posted some interesting and insightful feedback in response to this recent post addressing the alleged health benefits of masturbation. My response is as follows:
The post on which you comment is heavily tongue in cheek, in an effort to highlight the ridiculous and outrageous nature of the lies my generation has been fed.
This blog is an effort to stimulate discussion, an invitation to go deeper and to see more clearly the evil which underlies our fundamental and collective cultural misunderstanding and misapplication of human sexuality.
Obviously I don't believe my readers are idiots, which is why I take such offense to that very assumption, made ad nauseum by our secular media, advertisers, "health educators", etc, in an effort to further their agendas and increase their bottom lines. It's shameless, it's devious, and it's deeply, deeply pre-meditated.
The fact is, people have been fed a steady diet of crap, and once you see the effect it really has on a person, on individual souls broken and dying for a taste of truth... once you see that, anger is the natural response. Injustice and evil should make you angry.
Really, really angry. Not just mildly irritated and not even magnificently annoyed, but really, truly angry, filled with that same energy that turned the tables in the temple.
You are correct in your observation that bitterness, vitriol, and cynicism have no place in true love. How I wish that the world could see this! My hope is that people will read post like these and it will rouse them from complacency, planting seeds of doubt and discontent concerning our present moral climate.
The real question is, what are you going to do with this anger, righteous though it may be, when you find it aroused in yourself? I pray that people come away from these reflections and are disturbed... disturbed to the point of action.
So I stand by the scathing bitterness of this post. I pray that anyone who reads would be both incensed and inspired. And I pray that they'll step away from the choir loft once in a while and find a voice outside of the kind rhetoric we hear too often on Sunday's. And I do hope they'll take the time to read more than the most recent post, acquiring a broader understanding of the message I'm sending. Thanks for your feedback, it was convicting and challenging.
Be angry, sin not. Ephesians 4:26