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1 posted on 04/20/2006 5:26:28 PM PDT by wagglebee
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MORAL ABSOLUTES PING.

DISCUSSION ABOUT:

"The Serpent of Porn"

There is no doubt in my mind that the libertarians will probably show up on this thread to explain how they watch pornography all the time and how wonderful it is.

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2 posted on 04/20/2006 5:29:13 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

You forgot to post this classic from Pure Life Ministries.

 

> Q: How does masturbation affect a marriage? How can I know if my husband is still involved?

 

> A: Masturbation is very damaging to a marriage because it is self-centered in nature. Marriage, in all aspects, is a joint venture. When one partner goes in a direction that excludes his/her spouse, (especially with regard to sexual things) it causes a deep rift that ripples through all areas of the relationship. Masturbation is corrupting. Sex was never intended to be solo. I wrote the following in my book:

 

“Men in sexual sin can be extremely smooth and very cunning.  Most have perfected the art of deception and have led a double life for many years. Only the Lord knows the complete truth about what a man is really doing in private. Therefore, the wife must really turn to Him for help, but sometimes it's hard to know the truth about what's going on…

 

“Does he give vague answers, or does he seem sincere?  Has he been angry, defensive or combative like he may have been in the past?  How does he treat you and the kids?

 

“What about his walk with God?  Does he seem hungry for the Lord?  Does he look forward to going to church, or does he look for ways to get out of going?  Does he spend time with the Lord each day?  Is he reading his Bible?  Does he spend hours sitting in front of the television?...

 

"If he is truly walking in the light, there should be some signs of real growth. A man in sexual sin, regardless of his personality type, always acts different than one who has a genuine heart after God…

 

“I encourage you to use the questions listed above as tools to help you honestly evaluate your suspicions. If, after answering these questions, you still have nothing concrete to go on except a nagging sense that something is not right, get down on your knees before God. Deliberately put your husband in His hands. Then, ask Him to expose any secret sin that your husband might be involved in. Finally, pray that He sets you free from any life-dominating fear. Trust Him to answer your prayers.”

7 posted on 04/20/2006 5:37:31 PM PDT by peyton randolph (Time for an electoral revolution where the ballot box is the guillotine)
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To: wagglebee
Ecclesiastes 2:10 comes to mind.
10 posted on 04/20/2006 5:41:16 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (Lt. Bruce C. Fryar USN 01-02-70 Laos)
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I know Mr. Gallagher means well, but for reasons that should be clear already, a spitting cobra is probably the single most unfortunate image one could choose to introduce into an essay on this particular topic.
11 posted on 04/20/2006 5:44:07 PM PDT by RichInOC ("The Internet is really, really great--")
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To: wagglebee

Great Article


14 posted on 04/20/2006 5:47:08 PM PDT by RunningWolf (Vet US Army Air Cav 1975)
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To: All

intrusive and judgmental scold PING


18 posted on 04/20/2006 5:50:28 PM PDT by Bird Jenkins
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To: wagglebee
Every tick of the clock could be harboring a voluptuous temptress, ready to lure him back into sin.

Paste this up on your computer screen and all thoughts of porn will instantly vanish.

23 posted on 04/20/2006 5:54:41 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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That one glimpse of porn unleashes a poison that rockets into the man's soul and instantly spreads throughout his being. Just like a snakebite victim, he enters a catatonic state of mind: a sexual trance where all reason seems to abandon him. Lust rushes through his body; his face flushes with excitement; his palms get sweaty.

Wow...that sounds like some seriously good porn. I sure haven't ever seen the like. Where can I get some?

25 posted on 04/20/2006 5:58:43 PM PDT by Physicist
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To: wagglebee

Something about that title...


26 posted on 04/20/2006 6:01:57 PM PDT by DaGman
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To: wagglebee

Without prejudice to the overall message of the article, Solomon is the exemplar of, "Do as I say, not as I do."


33 posted on 04/20/2006 6:22:03 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Dump the 1967 Outer Space Treaty! I'll weigh less on Mars!)
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To: wagglebee

Good article.


34 posted on 04/20/2006 6:27:36 PM PDT by DaveMSmith (All religion is of life, and a life of religion is to do good.)
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Pornography is the venue of a lonely, unhappy man.

The solution to his loneliness and unhappiness is God. But, with sex literally HARD-WIRED into both genders, especially in young men, it's a hard road to follow. Contentment and peace usually come with time, but meanwhile, pornography temporarily, though inadequately, fills a gap.

The worst danger of pornography is that satiation occurs rather quickly, so worse and worse pornography is viewed and becomes mundane. Therein lies the trap. Where and when does it ever stop?

The men and women who step in front of the camera are basically narcissistic exhibitionists, with rather large holes in their souls...no self respect. If one can't respect oneself, then one cannot love oneself. When one can't love self, then one can't love anyone else in the world.
Therein lies a lifetime of loneliness and unhappiness.

45 posted on 04/21/2006 6:13:25 AM PDT by starfish923 (Socrates: It's never right to do wrong.)
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Great article. Porn is paralyzing Christian men in every church.


53 posted on 04/21/2006 7:45:27 AM PDT by jboot (Faith is not a work)
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