Maybe the problem isn’t skin deep

A friend of mine recently tweeted “Want to know the dirty facts of internet porn? Online MBA has the stats. http://bit.ly/c9L4sz”

So I had a look… (keep reading)
The Stats
I assume the statistics shown are for “hard” porn where the viewer intentionally looks for pornography rather then “soft” porn which is all around us especially in the media.
The statistics might be very centered or bias towards the US demographic. But nonetheless, this is the reality of Internet porn. It would not suprise me if this diagram depicted another country. With the explosive power of the internet has exacerbated the problem of pornography on a global scale making it accessible, anonymous and available.

If you know someone struggling with a porn problem, help then and keep them accountable by installing this application on their computer and iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad. http://x3watch.com/
Its free. X3 will only email your accountable buddies, websites which were of questionable content. Not all websites you have seen within a month. I do have this installed.

Another friend of mine has installed http://www1.k9webprotection.com/

Even it you don’t suffer from this problem, do it any way. As a Christian, pornography not only is a sin, but it violates and makes a mockery of the true relationships that God intended for us.

The intentional pursuit of satisfaction and happiness not be found is money, sex, social media, popularity, doing good works and self-indulgence…
But in finding the real meaning and purpose in life.

In Credo this semester in our weekly small bible studies. We met up regularly each week with a small group of 5-6 people, and read through the book of Ecclesiastes.
The book is about a “teacher” who observes and reflected deeply on how short and contradictory human life is. Filled with the mysterious of injustices and frustrations, finally concluding that life was “meaningless”.

But in the last chapter, the “teacher” says: “Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether good or evil.”*1

So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.*2

Paul the apostle who initially persecuted Christian wrote to the people of Rome who were non-believers. Judgment according to the law and their consciences will take place on the day when God will judge men’s secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares.*3

As Christians struggling though pornography addiction and temptation of lustful desires we should repent and run to Christ for repentance, and continue to “take up our cross” and follow Christ.

All Christians should read this blog posting concerning Breaking a Pornography addiction http://ccef.org/breaking-pornography-addiction-part-1

For the non-believer…
So what does the Gospels say about Jesus Christ and humanity?

1 # Ecclessiastes 12:13-14
2 # 2 Corinthians 5:9-10
3 # Romans 2:15-16

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~ by chanmanonmission on June 28, 2010.

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