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And On The Eighth Day, God Created Porn

God made sex and God made pleasure
God made love, and God made lust
These are God’s most precious treasures—
These fill God with pure disgust.

God made tongues, and God made fingers
God made hair, and God made skin
If by chance your touch should linger
You’ve just committed mortal sin.

God made our imagination
And may have made it all too well
God made man love masturbation
Then used it as a path to hell

It must be Sunday; CNN’s Belief Blog has a long article up. This one is on christian counseling programs to overcome pornography addiction.

Though controversial in secular circles, much of the evangelical Christian world has been cheering this relatively new kind of therapy. Many believers, including many Christian leaders, consider it a powerful tool for fighting what they say is one of the modern church’s biggest problems: porn addiction.

It is, as I said, a long article, covering new approaches, criticisms, the online “xxxchurch” mission, and more.

It’s interesting; while [some, fundamentalist] christians [like, say, most of the GOP presidential candidates] love to give god, and not evolution, credit for human nature, when that human nature includes lust, porn-viewing and masturbation, that can’t possibly be god’s work. Whether Satan or evolution, turns out omnipotence isn’t what it’s cracked up to be.

Comments

  1. RMSC says

    Whether Satan or evolution, turns out omnipotence isn’t what it’s cracked up to be.

    That is a great line. You need to use it in verse somewhere.

  2. zackoz says

    “the modern church’s biggest problems: porn addiction.”

    I had to laugh at this.

    THAT is their biggest problem? Not declining attendances, allegations (or worse) of child abuse, rising levels of disbelief, shrinking credibility generally?

    And which church of the many thousands are they talking about, exactly?

  3. Die Anyway says

    If we could stop internet porn on Sunday mornings the pews would fill back up again. Hell, if there weren’t no porn to look at you might as well go to church. And if you’re lucky Jimbo’s wife Sally will be wearing that dress that shows a little bit of heaven. Damn, maybe church ain’t so bad after all.

  4. Cuttlefish says

    Die Anyway–

    Wow, that brings me back! Maybe 35 or 40 years ago, actually. The people of our church really were good people, when it came to helping victims of disaster, or feeding the hungry, or helping out anyone in the community who needed it, really. But what I never saw, as a kid, and only found out about much much later, was that these good people of the church loved them some adultery! Pillars of the community, and doing a lot more than coveting their neighbors’ wives.

    So my guess is, Sally wasn’t wearing that dress for Jimbo in the first place. Nor for Jesus in the second.

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