Saturday, August 7, 2010

True confessions

A moment from my life:

Last night i walked down the stairs and found my 11- and 9-year-old daughters reading the Song of Solomon from a very, very modern translation (The Message, to be specific). Interspersed among their reading of the book, they were having a discussion about healthy and unhealthy relationships, particularly but not exclusively romantic ones.

The fact that this all happened spontaneously in children i’ve had a hand in raising is probably enough to convince a good chunk of the Mormons out there that i and my whole family are on the proverbial highway to hell, and i’m pressing down hard on the accelerator.

Further, that stumbling on this was a proud parenting moment for me probably simply affirms their conclusions.


Heather the Mama Duk said...

I'm failing to see why anyone would find that a problem...?

David B said...

Because the Song of Songs is “canonized pornography”, to quote from a former bishop of mine. It sums up the feelings of a lot of church members toward the book very nicely.

(And that’s even completely leaving aside the non-King James Version-ness of the whole story.)