Like holidays in Islam and Judaism, this last weekend of sin started for the author of this column around sundown on Friday. Bill Maher was on his show “Real Time With Bill Maher” talking about what he called “female Viagra.” The drug doesn’t sit well with him, and he believes there is a need for increased acceptance of a person’s natural sex drive. He mentioned that Addyi, informally known as female Viagra, does not actually work like Viagra. Men take Viagra because they desire sex but blood flow issues prevent them from performing. Addyi is supposed to create a desire for sex in women who don’t have any desire for it. He thinks we should all just learn to accept people with low sex drives rather than try to medicate them.
One might wonder what Addyi has to do with religion, but Maher was able to create a link. Maher linked his thoughts on Addyi to the Josh Duggar/Ashley Madison scandal. If we all decide to accept people with low sex drives then that needs to go both ways: we have to start accepting people with high sex drives. Duggar was revealed to have had two Ashley Madison accounts and what he called a “porn addiction.” Maher thinks Duggar is just “horny” and there is nothing wrong with that. Some people weren’t cut out for marriage and there’s no sin in that. If we can applaud Caitlyn Jenner and gay people for being who they truly are inside, then it’s time to start accepting other people who are sexual outliers. Is Josh Duggar just a sinner, or are we just not accepting who he truly is?
Sunday night climaxed with a bit of justice. Adam Carolla meted out justice to a contractor who did not possess a contractor’s license. Carolla is committed to being the god of contracting on “Catch a Contractor.” While making last night’s contractor, Dan, pay for his sins, Carolla hazed the man a little. While Dan was busy atoning for his poorly done contracting job, Carolla noticed Dan had a weirdly shaped finger. It was pointed, and Carolla pressed for details while Dan continued to fix his botched contracting job. Dan explained that he actually cut part of his finger off while working on a job site. That didn’t sound so unusual until Dan said his finger was cut while doing a paint job. Carolla was confused as to how someone could lose part of a finger while doing a paint job, and he mentioned that he has been a contractor for decades and is only missing his foreskin. This was especially funny because the Bible reads in Romans 2:25-27:
For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision. Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision? And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfill the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law?
According to the Bible, circumcision is only as righteous as the man, and Carolla made sure to bring up the topic on the Sabbath. Carolla clearly tries to live up to his circumcised status on the show.