Here’s another example of a poor guy who is trying to overcome his regular porn habit by being spiritual about how other people shouldn’t do it.
Here’s his anti-porn argument. After explicitly including audio, visual, text, pictures, or animation he says
“using porningraphy we are bringing people and activities outside of a Godly marriage into our sex lives, which God has bounded by marriage and love”
How nice that he has added a new command to the Bible. The Bible says nothing about not hearing, seeing, talking about, or drawing sex scenes or the human body. In fact, in contradiction to this it clearly talks about all of these things, itself. Solomon is a great sinner this way. But not just Solomon, but GOD HIMSELF becomes a pornographer by his argument, since, remember, all scripture is GOD-BREATHED. But not just Solomon but even Moses becomes a pornographer “And Adam Knew His Wife” A useless bit of information since it states that Eve got pregnant.
The “Knight” then makes a little better of an argument. “Much of what is depicted in porn is expressly forbidden by God. ” Ok, then. We didn’t like ungodly books, so we encouraged some Christians to write Godly books. We got Grace Livingston Hill, Janette Oke etc etc.
But no, the Knight declares, this isn’t good enough because even if we watch a Godly married couple having sex we are somehow committing adultery with them. Why, because of what is going on in OUR minds. And here is where the Knight condemns himself. He states that the man watching porn thinks
“I wish I was there with her, I wish my spouse would do that, I wish my spouse was that fit…”
That’s pretty amazing that he has read my mind this was, because the fact is that I DON’T THINK ANY OF THESE THINGS. Oh yes, I admire a fine figured woman and I appreciate a beautiful actresses face. I even admire a guy who has a fine-chiseled chest. But I don’t want to dump my wife (or my wife to dump me) to get these things.
On the other hand, this guy sure knows a lot about what a man is thinking when he watches porn.. I wonder how he figured that all out…
Let’s face it, because he has ( and don’t lie, DOES ) porn on a not irregular basis. Oh I’m sure he feels very, very guilty about it. He spends a lot of his time being very judgmental about porn as a result. Maybe he ought to give up his attempts to stop watching porn and spend more time trying to love his wife.
He then goes onto advice about how to overcome this problem in himself. Notice that all of his actions are physical. He puts filters on his computer, he goes and confesses at celebrate recovery. If he really believed that God was so against porn, don’t you think God would help him overcome.
The fact is that God does not lead us into temptation that we can’t bear. The fact that so many (let’s face, every male with very rare pathological exceptions) Christians cannot live above this “sin” should prove something – even if the Bible’s explicit endorsement of erotic literature in Song of Solomon wasn’t enough.