Is there any bible story porn or would that be too kinky even for them?

I’m thinking of Sodom and the angels right now and Lot’s suggestion that the men of town should sleep with his daughters instead of offending his guests. And then the other part of the story later where the daughters get Dad drunk and have their way with him. I’m getting turned on just thinking about it. Bow chicky wow-wow… Which reminds me, Cracked.com offers up a list that starts with that story, plus 5 more raunchy and depraved examples.

You’re probably checking to make sure you’re really reading One Minion’s Opinion right now. Yes, yes you are and the reason I started with that paragraph is because I found an article about a man who’s trying to curb his porn addiction by turning to God. And he’s not alone in this venture. It’s the next big thing, apparently, treating Christian sex addiction.

This is Michael’s second week at “Faithful and True – Atlanta” a 16-week counseling program that, like dozens of others like it around the country, combines traditional psychotherapy with the Bible in an attempt to treat addictive behavior.

[Therapist Richard] Blankenship, a devout Christian who once struggled with sexual abuse, says his own ordeal has helped him to treat and “graduate” nearly 500 Christian men and women with similar addictions in the last five years.

He says he has helped people achieve what he calls “sobriety,” which means resisting porn and lustful thoughts.

I’m truly the last person that should write about porn. I’ve never sat down and watched one. I was given one by a friend a while back and I’ve yet to drop it into my DVD player. I haven’t thought too much about why I’m reluctant to watch it. Is it fear of being grossed out like the first time I tried watching one, or more of a worry that I’ll like it now and crave more?

Evangelical pastors in the States, and probably Canada, are pointing at porn as yet another example of the depravity that is the secular world, capable of leading themselves and their flocks into a temptation that goes against everything proper married Christian couples ought to experience. I expect it’d be argued that they should only want the ecstasy of God’s love for them, and the promise these couples to devote every part of their lives, including their sex lives, to pleasing God and God alone. I don’t know if I could enjoy sex if I thought God was watching every move, myself. I don’t get turned on by the notion of voyeurism.

Though the words “porn” and “masturbation” don’t appear in the Bible, Gyorke believes the biblical verdict is clear. “Sexual immorality is mentioned a lot in the Bible, and that is what porn is,” he says.

He quotes the Gospel of Matthew: “But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”

“Porn is lust, and lust is a sin,” the pastor said.

Here’s the thing: pornography isn’t the problem – it’s a reaction to the problem and the problem is this notion of treating natural emotions and behaviours as sinful and wrong. A problem caused by teaching human beings that it’s completely unacceptable to be that human.

It’s one thing to set goals for one’s self in terms of plans and ambitions. I’m going to train for a marathon. I’m going to lose 20 pounds. I’m going to save for a trip to France. Those might be difficult to achieve, but they are achievable in time if a person is motivated enough. Goals set by religions, though.. most of those require a sacrifice above and beyond anything the typical human being can ever hope to achieve. And the absolute failure, again and again and again, to live up to those goals sets people up for a cycle of self-abuse, self-hatred and shame. They’ll never measure up to what they’ve been told God wants (the bible even says so: Romans 3:23) so they will forever be sinners in some shape or form, no matter how many times they might be born again. There will always be another reason to beg for forgiveness on account of an unavoidable failure. Begging forgiveness every single bloody day, just for being human.

What a set-up.

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