Medicine Religion

Now why can’t all religious instructions be like this?

I’ve always been a bit skeptical of most recommendations by religious figures, but for once I’ve come across one that I can whole-heartedly support:

Florida pastor Paul Wirth wants his parishioners to make love — a whole lot of love.

The pastor for Relevant Church in Ybor City is challenging the couples in his congregation to get busy in bed every night for a month.

Wirth said the supposed 50 percent divorce rate is the reason behind the 30-Day Sex Challenge.

He said too many couples let the stress of jobs and daily life get in the way of intimacy.

So far, so good. But wait! There’s a catch:

But there’s a catch to the pastor’s every day sex challenge — it’s for married couples only.

Unmarried people — even if they are in a long-term relationship or living with someone — are asked to abstain from sex for 30 days.

I knew it was too good to be true–at least if you’re unmarried. I hesitate to think what the pastor’s reaction would be to gay or lesbian couples.

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

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