This is me, Eccles

This is me, Eccles
This is me, Eccles

Friday, 9 June 2017

Is sin objectively disordered or just differently ordered?

Is bonkers heretic ought Martin laicised who James SJ completely a be to!

At first sight that sentence doesn't make much sense, and some old-fashioned readers might even say that it was out of order - disordered, even. But no, according to modern Catholic thinking it is merely differently ordered, and that is just as good!

James Martin SJ

Haterf Mesaj Irantm JS (a man in Holy Disorders).

We don't talk about Good and Evil, or Sin, any more. In the New Jesuit Bible "The wages of sin is death" becomes "The wages of being differently ordered is a nice job in Rome." Likewise, "Deliver us from evil" becomes "Let us be accepted as differently ordered."

We all love Fr James Martin LBGTSJ, the Pope's special adviser on comedy, morality, and theology; writer of as many books as Dan Brown (although they are not as spiritually nourishing, I'm afraid). We are grateful to sunny Jim for changing the vocabulary of modern religion.

untidy room

We don't say "Tidy your room," we say "How nice, it's differently ordered."

Let's have some more wisdom from the New Jesuit Bible. Job's "God has turned me over to the ungodly and thrown me into the clutches of the wicked" is certainly not merciful, indeed it is disgustingly judgemental. It now becomes "God has introduced me to some rather charming Jesuits, who are teaching me a differently ordered lifestyle."

One final example from the Book of Proverbs: "A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will perish." Fr James and his team find this passage particularly offensive, and have rendered it as "There is no such thing as objective truth, merely a differently ordered presentation of the facts. This is perfectly fine with us."


A differently-ordered Heaven awaits us!


  1. 'I'm playing all the right notes - but . . .'

  2. I love you for this. Keep telling it like it is, dear Eccles, in the charmingly witty way only you can.

  3. Ordered Lives Matter!! Lives - Ordered Matter!!

  4. 2 + 2 = 5 is differently ordered theology.

  5. When it comes to ordering sin I prefer "take-out" to 'sinning-in.'
    I prefer to sin in the privacy of my home rather than in public where God is sure to notice, what with everybody staring and pointing and all.

    I also find that by sinning at home I don't have to carry the sin home in an "accursed bag" but can store it in an "immoralware" container to finish sinning later or even the next day.

    I am sure there will be sinners who disagree with me, look at all those politicians and terrorists, who prefer public sinning, but I feel that even though I sin in the privacy of my own home it still effects others.