Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Something Funny, Something Less So

I just read this, by Daniel Morgan of Debunking Christianity. Quite possibly the funniest exploration of religion and pornography since Larry Flint, inspired by Billy Graham, temporarily converted to Christianity, but didn't give up his porn empire. He instead tried to make religious-themed pornography, creating some strange parallels that even Morgan's hilarity didn't anticipate.

For a more serious exploration see this piece posted last month by Ben Witherington. While I question his numbers, I don't question the problem which his potentially inflated numbers point to. We need to find the mean between the extremes of our sex-obsessed culture and our religion, which too often mortifies the flesh.

3 comments:

Liam said...

That was funny.

Chez nous, we are all addicted to the food network, which has also been compared to pornography.

Tyler Simons said...

We need to find the mean between the extremes of our sex-obsessed culture and our religion, which too often mortifies the flesh.

Ahem.

Troy said...

Pornography, for men at least, is almost always a drug. And a strong drug. Some guys or couples can use it, I know I myself cannot.

And Tyler, thanks for the provocative link. RW is in my own group, of course, unless the ECUSA is kicked out of the Communion. To try and educate my straight-challenged self, I had lunch with a gay colleague today and explored these issues just a bit; after spending open time with him I am even more convinced that equal civil rights and loving acceptance are the only ways to respond.

As always, digging the blog.

t