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Subject: One of the most disturbing websites i've seen
Date Posted: 10/1/2010 3:24 PM ET
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A website promoting what they call "domestic discipline in a christian marriage".  Wow.

www.christiandomesticdiscipline.com

Date Posted: 10/1/2010 11:56 PM ET
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Leave it to the Christians to find a reason that a man should discipline(abuse) his wife , that is disturbing and ignorant on so many levels.

Date Posted: 10/8/2010 4:10 AM ET
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woah...what a crazy idea...i'm glad my bf and i are equals in our relationship!

Date Posted: 10/12/2010 10:37 PM ET
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Did not go to far into the site, but it looks to me like an excuse for some B&D/S&M in a christian framework.  As long as everyone in the relationship is on board with it, I dont have a problem with it.  But it seems a bit hypocritical to slap a new name on something jsut to make yourself feel less guilty.

 

Mike



Last Edited on: 10/12/10 10:39 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/13/2010 5:07 PM ET
Member Since: 6/25/2007
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I don't think it's S&M in a Christian framework, after looking at the site in depth. It's all about how a woman is subservient to a man and promoting this as a biologial law/God's law.

Date Posted: 10/19/2010 4:03 PM ET
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Even if it is just S&M dressed up with God and Jesus thrown around, at least call it what it is...I just found this whole thing wierd!

Date Posted: 10/19/2010 6:42 PM ET
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Krista:  Don't be too "worked up" about that odd macho-emphatic website , , , , the basis for that CDD stuff seems to be a couple of verses in:The Letter of Paul to the Ephesians (in the so-called 'New Testament').  So, I would strongly suggest that it is Paul's idea---"Wives, be subject to your husbands, as to the Lord.  For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior."

You need to remember that Paul's sermons and letters to all those cities he traveled around to were a campaign to 'sell' people on Paul's vision of the significance of Jesus' ministry.  (Personally, I believe Paul was shrewd enough to incorporate a good deal of the cultural values and customs of his audiences to put that vision across.)   I think that the Pauline epistles (to the Romans, the Corinthians, the Galatians, the Ephesians, the Philippians, the Colossians, and the Thessalonians)  bear out such a belief.  How does this reading strike you?



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Date Posted: 10/28/2010 9:19 PM ET
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same thing manipulating some part of the bible and use it for ur own personal cult or whatever you may call it.I worry only for the children born into this who have no other frame of refrence as to whats right and that they dont have to put up with such nonsense'

Date Posted: 10/29/2010 9:21 AM ET
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Last year I was lucky enough to visit ancient Ephesus.  I stood in the theatre where Paul preached Christianity to the city, and he was not welcomed.  I loved it.