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February 18, 2015

HermaphroditeThe unknown author of Revelation has Jesus saying, “because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.” Its disdain for ambiguity has made that verse the source text for many a conservative sermon. One has to wonder how that author would have been influenced had he known much of modern biology? Life is messy, blurring even the line between male and female.

Assuming the whole wasn’t written as a satire on early Christians, there’s not much humor in Revelation. Oliver Morrison speculates that different attitudes toward the ambiguous and uncertain cause liberals to dominate political satire, and conservatives to dominate talk radio.

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