I have a question for y’all while I work on some other posts. I’ve seen multiple iterations of this thing where… kinky stuff and Christian churchiness are treated like two opposing poles on a spectrum (???), on par with hot and cold.
Example: the copilot once told me about how, at the public munches she used to go to, the way you would make sure a new person was in the right place was by asking, “Here for Bible study?” Cue laughter. Silly one-off joke, right?
But I’ve also seen a lot of this style of tumblr post where the first person says something like “imagine [kinky or unusual sexual situation]” and the second person responds “imagine finding Jesus and going to church.”
Presumably, not everyone who reblogs those posts is an evangelical Christian who makes a practice of telling someone, in all sincerity, to go to church and find Jesus. It doesn’t seem to be used as a general response to anything the speaker disapproves of, either (people don’t get told to go to church in response to, say, being transmisogynist). It’s something I’ve only seen in the context of kinky and weird sexual posts.
And I’m just… really confused. Because… how does that even make sense?
I mean, I know it’s because kink is coded as “naughty” and church is coded as “good,” even for sex-positive nonChristians, but… um… y’all.
Traditional Christianity is chock full of dominance/submission talk. I remember finding this “C-Rock or 50SoG?” quiz making fun of it for that over a year ago. And even if Christianity weren’t drenched in D/s vibes to begin with, there’s really nothing to mandate that they’d be mutually exclusive. Not to mention the weirdness, to me, of atheists and other nonChristians selectively endorsing church just to take a swipe at something else they don’t affiliate themselves with.
Anyway, somebody come talk to me about this.