Thursday, December 31, 2009

No hugging, dear. I'm British. We only show affection to dogs and horses.

I have talked about hugging before, but never before have I seen a theology of hugging put to music. (Caveat: I will concede that the most powerful line is an argument from silence. Extra points if you find it.)

(HT Brent Thomas)



At 31 December, 2009 09:08, Blogger Timothy said...

I'm sorry. I'm too white, too old, too entrenched in my dislike of rap to watch the video, funny or not.

At 31 December, 2009 10:49, Blogger Young Wife said...

That is hilarious!

At 31 December, 2009 14:09, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this song genuinely attempting to preserve moral purity through a certain kind of hug, or is it mocking Christians for their concerns about hugging? Is it serious or a parody?

At 31 December, 2009 15:03, Blogger Jade said...

Gunny ... what movie is that quote from?! That's too funny.... I need to forward this to Steve who is British.... :ob


At 31 December, 2009 16:38, Anonymous NCguy said...

I'm sorry. I cannot understand how anyone with the Spirit of God dwelling in them can watch and listen to this without feeling horror in their heart. Do you stop to think about how offensive this is to members of your own congregation that you pastor??

At 01 January, 2010 23:53, Blogger Rev. said...

NCguy, Brothers don't shake hands. Brothers gotta hug.

At 11 January, 2010 15:27, Blogger Reepicheep said...

Yo chill NC!

It was far more horrible in quality than offensive in form/content.

At 13 January, 2010 23:08, Blogger GUNNY said...

@Timothy ~ I take it your praise band won't add this to their repertoire any time soon then.

I don't know the context of the attempt, but I think it's young people trying to appeal to young people with a message about moral purity through a medium they think will be most effective.

@Jade ~ The quote comes from the movie "What a Girl Wants."

@NCguy ~ Best I can tell I'm still a Christian. Trust me, I've done far worse things than sharing this video that put the presence of God's indwelling Spirit in doubt.


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