August 1, 2004

Couples to remain celibate in heaven

As part of that Vatican document released last week [see previous blog entry], the Pope made a comment about the afterlife--a comment that sounded like something right out of an Onion article.

Apparently heaven is not what it's all cracked up to be. In the document, "On the Collaboration of Men and Women in the Church in the World," the Pope proclaimed that the "temporal and earthly expression of sexuality is transient," and cited Scripture suggesting that a married couple's existence in heaven would be celibate.

[Funny, it appears that postbiological life is a dream of even the Catholics....]

I did not know this. I hadn't realized that Scripture was so specific in its proclamations of what heavenly life would be like.

If I was Catholic I'd be outraged! People in heaven should be outraged! Celibacy for eternity?!?

I wonder what the policy on sex is south of heaven....

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