Apr 282006
 

Huh. Who knew. The things we stumble across while surfing the net…

http://www.christiansandbdsm.com/index2.html

http://www.christiansandbdsm.com/christian-bdsm/index2.html

So… I guess I’m left wondering. It is easy to mock these folks, but I’d like to look under the hood a little.

I consider myself a spiritual person while rejecting any specific dogma (anyone remeber that joke… your Karma ran over my dogma?) However I was raised Baptist, taught Sunday school and used to be able to quote chapter and verse. Look at me now.

Are Christianity and BDSM incompatible as I have a knee jerk reaction to believe? Is framework of BDSM in the link I provided…..? I don’t know what the word is… reasonable? valid? OK?….? If not, why not? Is there a way of orienting it /reframing it that make more sense? Anybody got a link to *that*?

And if one is Christian and a BDSMer… isn’t that like being Christian and gay?

I’ve come across a number of religious sites in my surfing over a few days and couldn’t figure out how that was happening based on the links I was following. The trend is starting to disturb me… I was directed to this. I decided it went here because I felt a streak of masochism coming out as I sat and continued to stare through the pain of it all…

http://whiteboydj.com/babygotbook.html

And the pain I refer to has more to do with the song it is taken from, the embracing of hip hop style, and the “story” of the video than about the lyrics. And as someone who is no longer activly attached to a dogma, I found sitting through this painful. But I feel the same way about weddings and funderals with strong religious content…


  One Response to “Christians and BDSM”

  1. I’ve not read most of that site, but they have one of the best sections about what differenties bdsm from abuse I’ve come across.

    As to the compatibility of religions with hink, that’s something many people struggle badly with. Ultimately, everyone has to come to his or her own conclusion about how to integrate the two ideologically.

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