Thursday, January 24, 2008

A heartwarming message


You want to know why I don't go to church these days? Christians aren't trying hard enough anymore:
Flirty Fishing (FFing) was a form of religious prostitution practiced by the Children of God/The Family cult from 1974 until it was officially discontinued in 1987 (due, in part, to the AIDS scare). Its etymology can be traced to Matthew 4:19 where Jesus says "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."

Flirty Fishing was a subset of The Family's love bombing activities and involved the use of sexual attraction and intercourse to win converts and favors. Female members were told to be "God's whores" and "hookers for Jesus", and soon after its launch as a method of witnessing, sex was given to complete strangers in combination with a request for a "donation", or for a required fee in line with Escort Servicing (ESing) or freelance ESing. FFing and prostitution was widely used as a way to raise money for the cult and resulted in many of the second generation births (known as "Jesus Babies"). Internal Family records from 1988 indicate that over 223,000 "fish" were loved sexually between 1978 and 1988.
Note to religious people: I am open to, ahem, "conversion."

Enjoy some related comics here.


Jai said...

That first one is like some bizarre, sexy fusion of The Little Mermaid and Species. I wish they were all like that. I'd be a little more interested in their newsletter, as it were, if that was the case.

Not that I've gone through all of them. There are too many lame ones.

Jai said...

Man, I can't stop reading. The titles of those comics are positively irresistable! Why isn't this a thread at Nintendorks yet?