This is how I see the sexual culture that surrounds me…
I can hardly watch TV with my kids anymore (TV hasn’t changed, they’re just older and have older tastes). They think all this shit is normal. I hate it.
It’s not just the sexual images that I object to – it’s the messages. Sex and marriage are constantly cheapened – sex outside marriage is constantly promoted – everything is deliberately sexualised in an effort to influence us. What chance do my kids have of having unpolluted fulfilling marriages?
And it’s not just TV (and the internet and books and billboards) it’s the people – friends, family, my kids’ fellow students, teachers, etc.
This is the culture that I live in and I have no choice but to consume at least some pollution.
9 thoughts on “Sexual Pollution”
It’s a very real form of exploitation and human debasement, yet it appears to go unnoticed by those on the political left.
Your co-bloggers don’t help much.
We always have a choice Reed.
Furthermore It is not a sin to be tempted…. but a sin to give in to the temptation.
Again this demonstrates freewill culpability.
‘There hath no temptation taken you, but such as is common to man.
But God is faithful, and will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able, but will with the temptation also provide a way of escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”
St Paul to the Corinthians.
Thus we may have little say in the moral condition of the society into which we are born, yet in times of great depravity… like the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah … so to is the opportunity for great virtue… as you navigate yourself in the world… keeping yourself holy and faithful unto the Lord. (Easier said than done)
Plus as Christian Libertarians we must take care to appreciate that Sexual liberty is also politically just, so that individual souls have the proper sphere of personal ethics to function and reap what they sow.
It is in Freedom that We as Christian Libertarians can truly practice what we preach.
So many Moral legalists attempt to justify heavy oppressions of other people under the ruse that ‘if woman only covered themselves… I would not be such a Sexual monster’…
This is Islamic/ Taleban type reasoning…. blaming woman for their own lack of personal restraint and moral responsibility for self control
That is one reason I defend Strippers and prostitutes.
Another is to try and show them that Christianity is not a moral tyranny.
Standing up for Justice more important than Personal Ambitions
Thorns in the Flesh.
I am doing my best to shrug off the ‘Plastic Façade’… the White holier than thou Garb that Christians are stereo typically ‘supposed to wear’.
I think it’s a fraudulent disguise… Fake self righteousness.
I think it’s possible to both hate this evil and not be a self righteous, Taleban endorsing hypocrite.
Do you think it is possible to both be a libertarian and hate this evil?
I am envious of anyone so pure as to righteously hate consensual sexual perversion without hypocrisy.
That is a lofty spirituality absolutely alien to me.
I am not saying I dont believe in it…. I do…. yet it would be the greatest height of hypocrisy for me to pretend to own such virtue.
This is my greatest failing!
I am a Carnal Man.
I am acutely aware that I am a corrupted being who has embraced many of the values of my Godless peers…. an old wine bottle.
Of course I worry about the sexual snares in which my Lost friends and associates are trapped.
I worry…sleepless nights… about the condition of the world into which I have brought forth yet another son.
Ultimately I must trust in God’s grace and Providence… his mercy.
I [preach these things rather than a righteousness that I have never attained.
Yes Reed, we *ought* to hate evil.
Yes it is easy to hate Murder…. to hate theft.
Not so easy to hate threesomes….