What little girl DOESN'T want to get spanked by Jesus?
The vast majority of CDD is M/f in dynamic. And these people have a piece of scripture they love to flash more than their butts over a lap:
Colossians 3:18 “Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.”
Basically “Colossians” is one of the several epistles written by St. Paul. Now, you have to admit that for a guy who only supposedly ‘met’ Jesus in a dream on the road to Damascus, he had a lot to say about how Christianity should work. He even went toe-to-toe with St. Peter, who purportedly DID hang out with Jesus (fishing buddies no less), as to how he was right and Peter was wrong in advancing the ‘church’. ( Imagine having the balls to do that…….and win? ) And, he wrote a lot of letters. (link)
Jesus giving Peter a hand after a fishing trip got weird.
Now, I realize Paul is considered the main reason why Christianity spread rather than just remaining some reformed offshoot of Judaism, but when you get right down to it…...he was really kind of an asshole. Some of the most problematic New Testament passages can be traced right back to one of his letters to someone. So it is of no great surprise that the consistently misogynist Paul would say something like that….especially when he also said stuff like this:
In his letter to Timothy: “Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments, but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness. A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness. But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet. For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve. And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression. But women will be preserved through the bearing of children if they continue in faith and love and sanctity with self-restraint.”
Or how about 1 Corinthians 14:33-35? "As in all the congregations of the Lord’s people. Women should remain silent in the churches, They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says. If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.”
Yeah old Paul was a real fan of the ladies, huh. Still, despite this heavy advocacy of male supremacy, you can still find good Christian couples who find a way around all of it and end up in F/m DD dynamics and still claim to be following Christian dogma. How can that be? Well, you do remember that I said that ALL of this is an exercise in creative rationalization? Theirs is just another one.
Protest art attacking the biblical justification of corporal punishment in schools.
The Christian Bible is loaded with stuff. Much of it contradicts itself much in the way traditional sayings do ( “Haste makes waste.”/ “He who hesitates, is lost”) So if you already have an idea for something you have plenty to sift through in order to cherry pick your scriptural support. And if even that doesn’t work? just incorrectly interpret a passage to your own liking. People do it all the time! Even from behind a podium. (link)
And the reason I say all this is because if you actually take the concept of putting an adult person across your lap for being a brat, you won't find a single shred of scriptural justification for it. Kids? yes. Slaves? yes also......you'll even find it for judicial punishments (as long as you limit the count to no more than 40. Deuteronomy 25:3 ) But spanking a spouse? Nope. Jesus did not seem to have much to say on that one. He also was strangely silent on butt plugs, nipple clips, and studded collars. Never once did he discuss "maintenance versus punishment spanking". Not even on the "mount".
Now I don’t really care what anyone does or wants to believe…...especially if their doing so provides me with some free, side-splitting chuckles……… but there are real dangers mixed up in this nonsense. Just as any relationship can spawn abuse, D/s relationships have the potential for even worse outcomes, and when the rationale for the abuse becomes clouded with religious justification, you have a recipe for some hard core manipulation. And these cases have happened.
Now I love DD and am a huge advocate for it where it is consensual, but I believe we should do things with our eyes open and our minds clear, not because we feel some god wants it a certain way….especially when that “god-directed way” is really just OUR way supported with whatever rationalization we can weave around our own shit.