“God wants spiritual fruits, not religious nuts”.
What a true saying.
And Religious Nuts keep coming.
CHRISTIAN MOTHERS AGAINST MASTURBATION !!!
This is a crazy group of “Christian” mothers and their supporters who are chasing down masturbators”.
COULD THIS HAPPEN IN 🇮🇪 IRELAND ?
When I was a curate in Kilkeel in County Down, the housekeeper came into the kitchen and told me there was a very distressed woman at the door looking for me.
It was a parishioner I knew well – a lady in her 40s – a university graduate, an accomplished artist and a daily Mass attender.
She had a plastic bag with her.
Inside the bag were the sheets from her two sons beds.
The sheets, she said, were stained as her two sons were masturbators.
I politely refused to examine the sheets.
I also declined her invite to visit her home and lecture her sons on the Biblical sin of Onanism.
She was 100% convinced her two sons were bound for Hell.
She cried bitterly.
Sadly, she was one of those Irish Catholics who had been brought up in the 1930s and 1940s and told that the worst sins of all were sexual sins.
She believed that one act of unconfessed masturbation brought you to Hell for all eternity.
I had a long talk with her, recommended some reading, and tried to lead her to a more enlightened and relaxed view of the topic.
I don’t think she ever came to a “modern” view.
Not so long ago a Down and Connor priest – Fr Paddy Devlin – had a big part of his parish website devoted to Onanism.
He was offering young men help and support.
His headline went something like this:
“Young men – if you are having a problem with masturbation don’t lose heart. Talk to me. A helping hand ✋️ is waiting”.🤣
I named Paddy – Belfast’s Apostle of Chastity.
Robert Nugent is also very worried about men masturbating.
Once, Woody Alan was asked if masturbation was a sin. He answered:
“Only if its not done properly”.