Well, they’re at it again.
Friday, we discussed a particular, unnamed church that’s now getting attention for its zeal in disciplining one of its 10,000 members.
Of course, you know this can’t be an isolated incident.
I have, right here, another church discipline contract, sent to me on the condition that the sender remain anonymous. Apparently, sending your church discipline contract to bloggers is grounds for more church discipline. (If you need a refresher on the contract that’s received all the attention, it’s here.)
Check it out after the break, and then let’s play a little game…
You know, church discipline has really fallen from glory since its heyday with the Puritans and Quakers. It wasn’t uncommon for people to be put in the stocks for skipping church and having their ears nailed to the stocks…you know, just in case they were thinking about getting their neck out of the stocks. Of course, there was branding done of all the letters of the alphabet for various crimes. And the whole community was basically a neighborhood watch for sexual deviancy.
So let’s play a little game. Church discipline is a shell of its former self, and that’s a shame. So let’s come up with some new punishments to dole out to people when they are caught skipping church, watching True Blood, or any other repulsive sin this depraved generation can think up.