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Posted by V the K at 2:31 pm - March 28, 2018.
Filed under: Religion (General)

The Chairhumanoid of New Testament Studies at College of the Holy Cross is loopy as a loon.

Writing for The Fenwick Review, Elinor Reilly of the Holy Cross class of 2018 argues in a March 26 article that Professor Tat-Siong Benny Liew’s “unconventional readings of Scripture” have brought “a new theological perspective to Holy Cross.”

Saint John’s constant references to Jesus wanting water, giving water, and leaking water “speak to Jesus’ gender indeterminacy and hence his cross-dressing and other queer desires,” Liew contends.

In passages that would be considered blasphemous to devout Christians, Liew eroticizes Jesus’ relationship to his disciples and even to God the Father, proposing that “Jesus himself needs others to cum with the Father.”

This eroticization can be found in Liew’s interpretation of Christ’s passion and crucifixion as well, which Christians solemnly commemorate during Holy Week.

“What I am suggesting is that, when Jesus’ body is being penetrated, his thoughts are on his Father. He is, in other words, imagining his passion experience as a (masochistic?) sexual relation with his own Father,” Liew has written.

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18 Comments

  1. Stake, rope, kindling; …some assembly required.

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — March 28, 2018 @ 2:55 pm - March 28, 2018

  2. Indeed – crazy as a loon inside a box of rocks.

    Comment by Dav — March 28, 2018 @ 3:06 pm - March 28, 2018

  3. Ah, the Age of Reason spring forth yet another rationalist. Since all interpretations are equal, Liew’s is as good as Scorcese’s or Phelps’ or Elmer Gantry’s.

    If you follow him to his place of encampment, remember not to drink the Kool-Aid. Until the Hale-Bopp Comet returns, these messengers of “truth” are on their own.

    Comment by Heliotrope — March 28, 2018 @ 3:10 pm - March 28, 2018

  4. I wonder if catholics will ever wake up to the fact that there is no longer anything such thing as “catholic” higher education.

    Comment by salg — March 28, 2018 @ 4:45 pm - March 28, 2018

  5. WTF!!!!

    Comment by runningrn — March 28, 2018 @ 5:16 pm - March 28, 2018

  6. I’m guessing it’s impossible to “do” MoHo when you can’t even draw him without a Fatwa being declared on yo azz!

    Comment by runningrn — March 28, 2018 @ 5:25 pm - March 28, 2018

  7. The Church, in the west anyway, is finished.

    Why bother with the liturgy and all the other work involved with church when you can get it all from the popular culture and sleep in on the Sabbath.

    I think saw somewhere that the only churches in the UK not emptying out are evangelical… for people that actually want some actual religion, not SJW pap from copied from a college peoplekind-studies syllabus.

    Comment by KCRob — March 28, 2018 @ 7:23 pm - March 28, 2018

  8. This reminds me of a DUMB thing that a college teacher said to a student I knew:

    “You reading a book that I wrote is the ULTIMATE SEX EXPERIENCE.

    Because it’s like this: your brain has a valley in it, sort of like the shape of a vulva!

    AND- when you read my book- think of a book on end- It looks like a penis!

    So when you read my BOOK, it’s like I am HAVING SEX with your MIND!”

    Some college teachers are: dumb, dumb, dumb.

    Comment by TR — March 28, 2018 @ 7:38 pm - March 28, 2018

  9. @ 4, Catholic in name with a big price tag just like Boston College

    Comment by James — March 28, 2018 @ 7:59 pm - March 28, 2018

  10. I’m sure he will be banned from entering England just like the comic who was banned for saying Mohammed was gay, right?

    Comment by eeyore — March 28, 2018 @ 8:23 pm - March 28, 2018

  11. “A professor of English at Providence College has come under fire for his essays about his campus’s diversity debate, which he says doesn’t focus enough on societal unity or religious doctrine. The Roman Catholic college is backing the professor’s rights to free speech and academic freedom but has distanced itself from the professor’s comments — including that inclusion efforts promote an “alphabet soup of cheered-on sexual proclivities.”

    https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/11/09/providence-college-professor-says-diversity-efforts-are-stifling-colleges-religious

    Comment by pawfurbehr — March 28, 2018 @ 10:09 pm - March 28, 2018

  12. @7

    Not to get in a flame war, but that’s not what I have discovered about the Christian religion, + the usual, main religions, in the West.

    If you + I disagree on that idea, that is a totally OK thing, + totally OK with me.

    [I do think] that, if “the west” means [most of] North America, and [most of] Western Europe, that there is a lot of social, + emotional, brawls- in the general population, about what [should a random guy, or anyone] in the west, state is good or bad.

    Such as: some view the US-govt. getting into the Civil War in Libya as a good thing, and some do not.

    And some think that the US govt. supporting the rebels + pro-US rebels, in Laos, from 1975-2018, as a good thing, and some do not.

    I will say that a lot of USA churches are losing members, because [many] US people who were kids in the 1970s, 1980s + 1990s- were told…or learned by accident…that [someone else should, or will]- do the hard jobs in adult life, for you, like doing the work to keep a church going.

    This means that many people who are now US adults, who were kids in the 1970s-1990s, do not do some of the important things to keep a Christian church congregation going, such as-

    1) teaching their kids what the adult’s church believes,

    and 2) doing the work to become leader in a town’s or city’s church, in order to keep that church surviving, for today and the future.

    It is my feeling, that these actions are what are, partially, making church attendance, in many US churches, possibly lower than it was, in the 1990s and before.

    Comment by TR — March 29, 2018 @ 2:21 am - March 29, 2018

  13. So, does this man actually believe in God? Because the way I see it is that if Jesus was doing all these things to be sexual and perverted, then He was not the perfect sacrifice God wanted to give so we could have forgiveness of sins, which means we are all still damned to hell, and there is no reason for Christianity to even exist. The whole point was that Jesus was sinless, and therefore his blood was shed once for all in order to redeem humankind from sin. If Jesus was being sexual in the ways this fool describes, then He wasn’t sinless and there is no hope. This is what happens when you read the Bible as a literary text and completely forget that it is the revealed Word of God. You apply manmade explanations and symbols to things you have no business applying.

    Comment by TADFORD — March 29, 2018 @ 3:09 am - March 29, 2018

  14. V the K’s clever headline on his post suggests that Professor Tat-Siong Benny Lieu do the same number on Mohammed.

    We all know, for certain, that Professor Tat-Siong Benny Liew is in no way close to interested in putting his head on a chopping block.

    Tat-Schlong Pretty Lewd is only interested in kicking the b’Jesus out of the Christ.

    Activist “Elinor Reilly of the Holy Cross class of 2018 argues in a March 26 article that Professor Tat-Siong Benny Liew’s ‘unconventional readings of Scripture’ have brought ‘a new theological perspective to Holy Cross.'” Elinor Reilly has a lot of ‘splainin’ to do.

    It would be interesting to join Elinor Reilly with that Parkland High kid named Hogg and have them be a tag team on selling Progressivism to the Taliban.

    Comment by Heliotrope — March 29, 2018 @ 8:23 am - March 29, 2018

  15. The fact that this is considered serious thought or commentary by anybody is an indication of how stupid so many “intellectuals” are now.

    Comment by Rex — March 29, 2018 @ 2:01 pm - March 29, 2018

  16. Well, at LEAST the good scholar implicitly acknowledged that being anally sodomized is some sort of masochistic experience — a mortification of the flesh — rather than nice wholesome sex.

    I don’t assume that anal sex is INVARIABLY a form of of S&M, or something akin to the Opus Dei members who allegedly flagellate themselves with spiked leather strips — but I suspect that very often it is, and it’s refreshing when a “queer academic” admits it so bluntly.

    Comment by Throbert McGee — March 29, 2018 @ 4:59 pm - March 29, 2018

  17. My horror at Lieu’s and Reilly’s comments fall into two main areas: blasphemy and violating the Third Commandment and, as noted by salg #4 and James #9 above, Catholic colleges and universities are no longer Catholic.

    The blasphemy is clear, and horrible. It is compounded by it being taught to others with the aim of their accepting it, thus promoting evil in the name of religion. This isn’t a straightforward error, this is a purposefully perverse reading of the Bible, and should be–must be by–condemned, not promoted, by those in position of authority.

    The second part is an extreme example of an old problem. When I was in college in the late 70s, there were arguments about whether academic freedom or Church Doctrine should prevail at Georgetown and Catholic Universities in Washington, DC. If the schools keep professors like Lieu and Reilly on their staffs where they can teach/corrupt students on purpose without the schools trying to correct the instructors, the schools should lose their Catholic designation and support.

    Comment by TheQuietMan — March 30, 2018 @ 6:53 am - March 30, 2018

  18. @TheQuietMan: While my views on cosmogony and morality run heterodox to magisterium as of late (I swear I’m not really Catholic anymore! /s), this gave me some gray hairs.

    This isn’t linguistic debate over whether the centurion’s servant was actually his servile lover, or whether or not the Hebrew verb in the phrase “until David exceeded” was a euphemism for an erection. This isn’t discussion of how much of the creation stories must be taken literally (in my mind, none). This is willful, malicious, and intentional misinterpretation of Scripture. At the risk of sounding dramatic, it is nothing short of diabolical.

    The bishops who allow enemies of the Church to teach in “Catholic” universities in the name of academic freedom are like shepherds who allow wolves into the sheep pen on the basis that wolves need to eat, too. “Amen, amen, I say to you, they have already received their reward.”

    Comment by Sean L — March 30, 2018 @ 7:44 am - March 30, 2018

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