Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Cowardice and Irresponsibility: Fruits of Pornography

Vaughn Kohler has a great piece re-posted in the National Catholic Register on an effect of pornography that we don't think of:  It makes men cowards.

"Absolutely nothing is allowed into our experience that would challenge our will, play with our emotions or wound our ego. All the perfectly air-brushed and HD-quality citizens of our world are smiling, desiring and accepting, and there is certainly no chance for hurt, pain or rejection. We are given the illusion of intimacy without the risk of vulnerability."

   It also keeps men in a persistent state of adolescence marked by selfishness with a failure to take responsibility for their actions. I often think that the recent Secret Service scandal in Cartegna was evidence of a generation of young men who have spent their developmental years on-line viewing pornography. Women are their playthings and despite being in a position requiring the most responsibility in the nation, they behaved as if they were 15 year-olds on a camping trip with a stolen case of beer and someone's father's smut collection.


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