Al Franken is (at the time of this writing) running against Sen. Norm Coleman in Minnesota.
In one of Al Franken's books entitled LIES [Judge not, lest you be judged!], synagogue-of-Satan Franken stated that Jerry Falwell was a "nut" because Falwell had said that the antichrist was or would be "jewish" even though Falwell stated that he did not know who The Antichrist is (although Rev. Falwell did remind Franken that the geneologies of Matthew [chapter 1] and Luke [chapter 3] clearly proved that Jesus was [and still is] Jewish).
Franken also labeled Pat Robertson a "nut" because of Robertson's vague pronouncements on CBN as to who precisely was healed of exactly what and where. Franken also stated that Karl Rove was "human filth."
Franken had a couple of chapters in his book telling how he solicited various right-wingers of repute to tell personal stories of abstinence and how they resisted sexual temptation, but understandably had few who cooperated with such a private request. Besides, why dignify the request of book-author Franken who's seemed rather pleased with himself reiterating the sh*t, a**, and f**k words over and over throughout his literary masterpiece?
Franken does not have a clue as to the true nature of Jesus in the New Testament, nor the communal sharing recorded in the New-Testament book of Acts. Jesus never was a meek-and-mild forgiving, mopheaded and barefooted wimp, and the pseudo-socialist distribution of assets in the book of Acts was discretionary, reasonable, and voluntary contribution or donation.....not one-size-fits-all, across-the-board, forced mandates by government communism nor fascism.
Franken went on to state that McCain never fathered any illegitimate child, then stated that he did produce a Vu Khaon, Minister of Bicycles when with the Viet Cong [of which there is absolutely NO record of such in Google, but there is a Vu Khoan, Deputy Minister of Trade in Viet Nam], then stated that CNN had no proof that McCain ever fathered an illegitimate child.
Franken has literary talent to be sure, but he is
In the abstinence chapters, Franken stated that abstinence incentives do not work, and condoms should be supplied [for inevitable fornication, I guess]. Let's apply that to other things for the sake of exposing Franken's loonacy (though Franken did not mention these):
Kids are going to shoot other kids with guns, so give them the best Glock, Ruger, or Beretta handguns available.
Kids are going to dope themselves up with heroin, so give them the best Colombian potency grade narcotics possible.
Kids are going to get drunk anyway, so give them the strongest Jack Daniels and Canadian Club whiskeys around.
Why be the Devil's advocate, cause the little ones to stumble, and so deserve to have a huge millstone fastened around one's neck and be drowned in the depths of the sea?:
Mark 9:42 "Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung round his neck and he were thrown into the sea.
Luke 17:2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung round his neck and he were cast into the sea, than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin.
The LORD has a special hatred against condom use. Why do you think that He ordered Jewish males to be circumcised? What were the divine purposes? The command to procreate is certainly one of them:
Gen 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth."
Gen 9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.
1Tim 2:15 Yet woman will be saved through bearing children, if she continues in faith and love and holiness, with modesty.
1Tim 5:14 So I would have younger women marry, bear children, manage their households, and give the enemy no cause to revile us.
Overpopulation? There are VAST land areas out West and on Earth yet completely devoid of people!. It is human responsibility to disperse and apportion the masses throughout these, instead of crowding and squeezing them into greed-motivated property-taxed, restrictive-coded ghettos of anti-Biblically-discriminatory "non-discrimination" poverty and and immoral pollution.
Clearly, according to the above verses, the choice to commit (and not "perform") abortion-homicide [murder] against (not "of") a non-born human child in the womb of a mother is NOT a viable option. [And the pre-born child in the womb is a human BABE (Gr. brephos), identically the same Greek word referring both to brephos John within Elizabeth's womb in Luke 1:41 AND already-born brephos Jesus lying in a manger in Luke 2:16].
No one can multiply with a condom blocking free and nonrestricted passage of semen.
The Lord also intended genital sexual intercourse to be as pleasurable as possible - not inhibited and suppressed by inconvenient, messy, silly-looking, hard-to-apply, pleasure-reducing, subject-to-breakage-or-leakage condoms.
Some deviant talmudic-or-mishna-concocting pharisaic legalist might purport that immorality is not done if the in-effect-uncircumcision-rendering condom is applied before and used during insertion. But the nudity is still there, the erotic sensation is still somewhat present, and so on. With condom use for non-married people, fornication and adultery (or, in the case of male homosexuals: sodomy.....or sodomy with dildos in the case of lesbians) is still being committed -- it simply is less-titillating fornication, adultery, or sodomy.
No, Al....condoms are not the answer to discouraging or lessening promiscuity. The realistic and effective answer is no-porn-images, pertinent sexually-oriented Bible-verse readings to grade-schoolers and teens in public schools and elsewhere in public places. Diabolically and inhumanely useless is permanent sadistic deprivation against natural-occurring awakening-biological-clock sexual desires, cravings, and experimentation....but vital instead is serious-as-death, no-premarital-interrogation, preparation for early-enough, subsidized-enough, non-deferred-by-career-or-education-ambition, never-divorce-intended, marriage. It is NOT Planned Parentlessness nor Planned Promiscuity, but instead Scripture-passages-directed planned-parenthood-during-marriage courtship and matrimony (State-licensed, or instead common-law) that is required pertaining to healthy, workably-effective, and beneficial-for-all sex-education public policy.
Sexual mistakes in the past have been committed by most of us, if not all, of sundry types to various extents. Were us men to investigate and successfully discover the whereabouts and present status of all the numerous harlot-equivalents, masseuses, escorts, strippers, etc. we have lustfully connected briefly with, what compensatory limited relationships could now commence and transpire, if any? Similarly, if the consentual or nonconsentual women were to investigate and successfully discover the whereabouts and present status of the men who erotically connected with them outside of mutually-stated marriage agreement, what compensatory limited relationships, if any, could now commence and transpire on their parts?
How does one obtain true and lasting freedom from the guilt of regretted or perhaps still-fondly-remembered somewhat-regretted instances of past immorality of some sorts and extents? How does one make up for that?
It has been stated that mere belief of each and every penitent person that the crucifixion death of resurrected Jesus Christ was and is the perfect perpetual atonement against (not "for") their immoral errors (i.e. sins). In fact, it is a command of God to believe that, with penalty of burning in Hell forever for not so believing.
But is that fair? Where is the justice in simply believing and thus being eternally forgiven? What has someone being lynched and strung up nearly 2000 years ago in a distant geographic location by a bunch of jealous kikes understandably exterminated by "palestinian" Romans around 70 A.D. (and annihilation against their similarly-antagonistic-against-Christianity offspring by antisemitic nazis during the first third of the 20th century) have to do with guilt removal and physical compensation for us where we are nowadays? So what if Jesus was a good man, or an even "perfect" man by some accounts? What about the irreversible harm done to certain other people in one's skeleton-closet past and against society in a broader sense? What about the incessant VD? The past abortion-homicide murder? The wasted time and money? The disappointment of our cheated-on spouses? The now limpid flaccidy of worn-out impotence and threat of Viagra-exacerbated prostate cancer?
The bonafide applicability of Jesus Christ's death on a cross applying to us here and now is based upon His Divinity as part of the Everlasting Godhead and His continuing ownership rights and continuing operational interface with us here and now and not merely to some Jews in the Holy Land two millennia ago. The Jesus who created heavens and Earth is the Jesus who still holds everything together, rewards the righteous, punishes the wicked, answers prayers and ignores prayers with actual and physical results at His discretion.
A few Scripture quotations will substantiate this:
Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Gen 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
Isa 42:5 Thus says God, the LORD, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread forth the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people upon it and spirit to those who walk in it:
Isa 45:12 I made the earth, and created man upon it; it was my hands that stretched out the heavens, and I commanded all their host.
Isa 45:18 For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens (he is God!), who formed the earth and made it (he established it; he did not create it a chaos, he formed it to be inhabited!): "I am the LORD, and there is no other.
John 8:58 Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM."
Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Col 1:16 for in him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or authorities--all things were created through him and for him.
Col 1:17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
Heb 1:2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.
Heb 1:8 But of the Son he says, "Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever, the righteous scepter is the scepter of thy kingdom.
Heb 1:10 And, "Thou, Lord, didst found the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of thy hands;
1John 5:7 For there are three who bear witness in Heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.
Moreover, pertaining to fairness and justice, we have to see things in eternal perspective. Though impossible for us humans to really and fully understand and comprehend a state of existence without time limitations - without measurement of beginning and ending, without start and finish - the Almighty does have precisely that in store for us, whether we want it or not, whether we like it or not. He's the boss, and as we did not ask to be born into His world and His plethoria of natural phenomena, principles, and processes....so we have no say whatsoever in Him consigning us to either existing "to the ages of the ages" in never-ending bliss in Heaven or never-ending torture in the Fiery Outer Darkness. When we contemplate all that, as much as we can, we in all fairness readily see the justice in it all.