What is THEOEROTIC?
God is love, the divine source of all. Eros is a fundamental aspect of that divinity.
“Eros is the outrageous love, which moves the sun and the stars, which is the very heart of existence itself.”Marc Gafni – A return to Eros: The radical experience of being fully alive
When Eros flows in a person, out of a person, between people, it becomes a sacrament, a manifestation of divine Eros. Eros is part of what what makes us human and therefore a celebration of both the divine and human in us.
This is my love song to the divine. The light, the dark, the parts where I was confused and the parts where I believe I have touched on truth. It is my questions, and for what it is worth my answers to them.
Patrik Olterman Rodhe
Patrik Olterman Rodhe is an ordained Christian minister, Theologian, International School of Temple Arts facilitator and Enneagram practitioner. He’s had a rather radical, autonomous and authentic journey through spirituality and faith. Patrik is passionate about Sex positivity and queerness in Christianity, spiritual autonomy and deconstruction and how to safely explore spirituality without the fear of being duped, i.e. listen to your inner voice and follow Love. Patrik is an expert on Post-Modern Faith, Interfaith, Diversity and anti-discrimination, Radical Christianity, Tantric Christianity, Sexuality, gender and Faith, Poly dynamics, Martial arts, and Hermeneutics. He is also championing his own take on sacred sexuality originated from a queer reading of the Christian sacred texts with a tasty side dish of pirate theology.
When we step out in to the blue, aim for the horizon and leave the safe and known behind, when we take a stand to defend the commons then we become pirate theologians (with all the positive, or romanticized aspect of that image, and perhaps unfortunately, sometimes some of the negative).
Our purpose is not confrontation, or to somehow take over the establishment.
No, our purpose is to gather in these wild, lawless islands and live out: a rag-tag but true, lawless but loving, tradition-breaking, but not without tradition, or simply a radically different Christianity that does not actively threaten the normal Christian daily life in any other way than that it exist.
“queer” refers to the erasing or deconstructing of boundaries with respect to these categories of sexuality and gender.
So in the sense of erasing boundaries, deconstructing societal norms of traditional marriage and relationships and sexuality, I am queer. I apply a queer philosophy to life and a queer theology to my spirituality.
“to ‘queer’ something is to turn convention and authority on its head. It is about seeing things in a different light and reclaiming voices and sources”Patrik S. Cheng, “Radical Love”
This has been my practice, both in theology and theopraxi, on my spiritual path and in my everyday life.
This is my personal blog and every now and then I blog about my more geeky projects and fandoms.
To be a geek is to be unashamedly and deeply passionate about something. That is to have a lot of Eros/passion for a subject.
So occasionally I write book reviews. Or write about boardgames, miniature wargaming and Roleplaying games.
There may also be the odd travel journal with diving reports.
And last but not least techno babbel.
Latest Blog Posts
- Let’s talk about SEX!It’s that time again, or perhaps still, to have a meta conversation about the conversation. Today I am having the conversation about god, religion and sex on the Swedish podcast Dirtytalkpodden. And so the questions come, the question that always comes up: Why do you always talk about sex? Barbara Carellas once wrote: “I give … Read more
- Pleasure is not gendered!It is one of the biggest myth in the heteronormative world we live in, that pleasure somehow is gendered. I personally had to do some heavy lifting in terms of shadow work to root out this deep conditioning. Pleasure is experienced though our various senses touch, taste, smell, sound, and through what we see. While … Read more
- How the ace and aro community subverts the hetero and mono normsAs I sit down and write this, I need to start with a confession. It is very hard for me to truly understand what it is like to be asexual or aromantic as it is so very far from the reality I live in. Because of this, I do not fully understand the complexity of … Read more