Lovers of a Lesser God

I hate being preachy, but I feel I might have crossed that line with the latest Crumbcast. I guess this stems from the fact that I’m finally ready to reveal what I really think when it comes to relationship and religion (with a dash of sexy sex thrown in for good measure). Of course, it’s not as if the world is breathlessly awaiting my opinions! I’m certainly under no illusions about that. Really, I’m only doing this because I want to. If someone’s willing to listen… then great!

Also, it’s only fair that I warn my religious friends and readers that some of the views expressed in this episode may be offensive to them. While I don’t feel it necessary to apologise for said views, I do want to acknowledge the distress that they may cause. So, please do be aware that I don’t take this lightly, and that I hope we can at least agree to disagree. It would be grand if we could still be chums anyway. Yeah, let’s give peace a chance, man!

Oh, and please do feel free to read “Matching Jeremy Tang” for some much needed context regarding this installment of the podcast. Crumble Cult is my baby, so I enjoy having people fuss over it! Hint. Nudge. Insert winking smiley here…



  1. Hi tony – FYI: Sex and its relationship with religion is steeped in the need of a patriarchal group to control the women they abhor. Sexual religious taboos are all about men controlling women’s bodies. but now I’m actually getting into political issues here in the US. I’m sure you don’t have the same problems in the Ukraine, my friend. ????????

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    1. Hm, I couldn’t speak for Ukraine so I’ll have to let Tati do that, but as for Australia… I believe we’ve had some of the same issues that America has in that regard. And it’s kind of pathetic in this day and age that women’s place in society still has to be fought for, isn’t it? It just goes to show you how much work is left to be done really.

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      1. In 3 of our 50 states, they are trying to pass a law that states women must get written permission from the father of the child in order for the woman to procure an abortion – even in cases of incest, rape, abuse, and/or danger to the mother! We are in a time machine going backwards, Tony! And you are right – it can be traced directly back to religion and its views on human sexuality.

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          1. The US is sharply divided with some southern and midwestern states still espousing pre-Civil War” ideals”. A big part of the problem lies within Fundamentalist Christian Churches. Also, there is an anti-intellectual faction in this country which seems to feel that being a thinker or “intellectual” makes a person an elitist snob. “We don’t need no education!”. Ah, Tony! You have no idea!

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            1. Actually, a lot of that sounds like it has some chilling similarities to what we’re beginning to get here. My knees are seriously shaking now, Claremary. Maybe we should move to the moon or something! The world’s gone too crazy for my taste! 😮

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  2. I used to pray more than I do now, but I must say that after hearing your podcast, I instantly got down on my knees, opened my mouth and…. Haha! Let’s just say your accent did devilish things to me 😀 Now, I must run to the confessional!

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  3. So much to process and so little time for every point to debated lol. Where some have their religion others have their own own philosophies and it just about equates to the same thing, personal choice. Dogma happens whether one believes in a specific Religion or Personal Philosophy, whether by others or by self. One’s concept of God has to be a personal one that is derived from personal relationship and/or personal experiences. That is as spiritual as spiritual gets for any one of us. I’m often around people who do not have the same concept of God as I do but that does not change the fact that it is the same thing as someone’s concept of another person. We each hold our own views that are intensely intimate. It is okay that you’re God is not my God in our own experiences of him, attributes, character and visa versa.

    I’ve questioned many of the same things spoken here and found that not everything is so easily explainable. I’ve been on both sides, even a third, forth and fifth, especially as a woman and through all the struggles with sexuality. The only personal definitive I have is that I do believe in and have faith in Christ, doesn’t mean I am in any way shape or form a saint. haha totally not. And yet many of my own reject for for my sexuality. It’s not an easy struggle. Sometimes the harder thing is working with the polar opposites, the complexities, the compassion it creates during a lifetime of just being human. Thanks for your share Tony, hugs~

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    1. Thanks for taking this so well, Tammy. As much as I might seem hostile towards religion or a personal theology/spirituality, I’m really not. It just doesn’t work for me. It may be that I tried it and found it wanting, or it found me wanting, but I certainly tried. My life seems… well, a bit saner now, and that may be because there’s no longer a ‘god’ at the centre of it demanding that I push everything else out. It was an exhausting way to live because there was no room for me on any level. I guess me and a ‘god’ can’t happily coexist. Perhaps that’s just my own failings there.


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