It seems that our post-modern culture has seemed to have adapoted a philosophy that states “porn is the norm”. Unfortunately, no matter how you look at it, it’s hard to deny the truth of this philosophy – porn sites, porn addictions, and such are on the rise (especially between young teens).
I really like how the writer summed up the article in his final statement, so the insert below is just that:
We began with the scary concept that we live in a pornographic society and that we are being trained to think, “porn is norm.” We stressed that the world wants to fill our inner longings with the false goddess of sensuality. This is a pretty grim picture and might encourage you to panic and exclaim, “How are my children going to survive?” The good news is that the first followers of Jesus Christ found themselves in a culture just as deeply sexualized as our own. The Greek and Roman pantheon thrived on sexual debauchery. The early church was filled with people who were coming out of lifestyles of immorality (I Corinthians 6:9-11). Yet the truth of the Gospel overcame that culture. People by the millions saw their only hope in Jesus and turned from the emptiness of “porn is norm.” The Gospel still speaks to these issues. You can have the faith that as you share this same Gospel with your children, they will experience hope and change. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. Our hope does not falter.
Does porn really rape the mind?