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November 29, 2005


To re-muddy the distinction between familial patriarchy and sexuality, though, the righteousness you describe reminds me a lot of Stephen Dedalus's frankly (being unbacked by a church) puerile jealousy of priests. To anecdotally and anachronistically judge from my own experiences with X-Treme Protestants, the promise of emotional-and-physical control is a powerful (if unacknowledged) lure of certain theologies. (Not that I intend any argument more sweeping than "It's muddy"!)

Ray Davis

(Sorry about the URL in the name slot above -- it was just little ol' me....)

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