Friday, April 12, 2013

West on Porn

In Christopher West's spanking new hot pink book with the subliminal female genitalia on the cover in a sub-chapter entitled Prayer as Stretching the Heart which comes after the sub-chapter Getting Naked Before God, he makes this statement (bold italics mine):


 "And so, contrary to widespread belief and practice, if one is idolatrously attached to the pleasures of this world, the solution is not to turn the volume down on our desires, but to turn the volume up--way up."


A few paragraphs after that, he makes reference to an email exchange in which he clarifies that he is "not saying we should fan the flames of our disordered desires", and then going on to say that "disordered desire" is "a reduction of the original fullness of desire with which God created us", he then states (bold italics mine):


"When we find ourselves idolatrously attached to pornographic images, for example, we are experiencing this tragic reduction of eros."


You see what he did there?

That is classic Westianism. Pure slime classic.

Absolutely freaking classic.

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