Doug Wilson Word Salad – Calling Other Christians Traditions Sick?

WordSaladby Doug Wilson from Blog and Mablog – On Kissing the Casket Enough

Editor’s note: The unquoted bits of this is Wilson humble-bragging more about being in Kiev, having a fit about how Eastern Orthodoxy venerates deceased monk by praying over the coffins, trying to link it to the Salem Witch Trials,  and spending copious time putting down the traditions of their practice. So much white Western Christian privilege in his words mixed with some of his more ridiculous ideas. He thinks his way is the only way at all, everything else is depraved and disgusting. You know what I find depraved and disgusting? Marrying a teen to a convicted sex offender, which Wilson has done.

And there is more. There was icing on this particular will worship cake. When we were entering the caves, my companion Bubu, who was wearing shorts, was given an apron to tie around his waist in order to cover up his bare legs. I have never seen such a striking example of straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel in all my born days.

Down below, we had people praying through carcasses, and we had dried out bones lying on the floors behind the silent walls, and up top we had people policing bare knees, and also making sure all the women had head coverings before going down below to witness, hopefully with admiration in their hearts, the remnants of what can only be described as a spiritual insanity.

In the West, Orthodoxy can be seen as just another denomination, with a liturgy that is merely a bit gaudier than most. And it can be seen that way because it is functioning in a largely Protestantized culture. Nobody can see what happens when it has had a dominant influence on a culture for centuries. But that kind of thing is visible in principle—there are places in the world where it can still be witnessed, out in the open, and where nobody is embarrassed by it.

They lay the wreath on the grave of that one valiant witch trial judge who never backed down. What a man of God! Or perhaps we can make him a man of God if we light enough candles in front of his bones. Or if we kiss his casket enough. That might do it.

QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders, cultural enforcers and those that seek to keep women submitted to men and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull and Spiritual Abuse honestly and thoughtfully.

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