Fifty Shades of Sin

8 thoughts on “Fifty Shades of Sin”

  1. We should be fleeing this sort of sordid, soul eroding garbage. I am utterly astounded at the number of copies this book sold. Think of the masses of people around the globe whose souls are being deadened, whose potential for true joy is being destroyed. It saddens me so. “Come, Lord Jesus”.

    I support this excellent organisation:

    This is their top 12 list of the worst pornographers in the USA…..

    Note that “Fifty Shades of Grey” is on the list. Eric Holder, our supposed leading law enforcement officer in the country, is the number one worst offender. This organisation does great work and I think anyone who wants to help fight the evil should support them.

    BTW, is anyone else sick and tired of Fox News anchors gawking over nudity? The phenomenon seems to be getting worse – the recent ‘Sport Illustrated’ cover of some shameless pathetic woman model pulling her clothes off seemed to be the lead story last week on the morning Fox news program. The TV that was on in the lobby of the hospital where I work was blaring it so all the families and kids there could further desensitize . I decided then and there that I hate Fox News (I had already made that choice for the other main networks about 40 years ago).

    Once again, I say, “Come, Lord Jesus”.

  2. Dr. Grouthius,

    Yikes, somehow my guitar playing video (that I posted today) was attached instead of the link I intended, which is this…….

    Please correct this! And delete my guitar!!! (It was not even a good recording; actually one of my worst sound quality wise) – I just share these with my family and a few guitar buddies). Very embarrassing; so sorry.

    Also, Eric Holder was the top of the the 2014 list, not the most recent 2015 list.

    Thank you and God bless.

    –Wm. Brown
    Forest, VA

    PS – I am reading you “Christian Apologetics” and it’s been great. I love he science especially – it’s so fascinating and my awe of God’s power and creativity only grows the more I learn in cosmology, physics, and biology.
    May I ask your opinion of Gerhard Schroder (a rabbi and MIT physicist who wrote some interesting books about Genesis, cosmology, etc. His extrapolations from rabbinical lit. are strange. I think his idea the next deeper ontological level is “Wisdom” , from which energy came into being, rings with some truth. He believes that in similar fashion to how we came to see mass as energy, we will come to see energy as ‘Wisdom”, Seemed very odd at first but maybe it’s not.

  3. I must say the culture is deteriorating at a much faster rate than I could have imagined. Even in the last 5-10 years we have gone warp speed down the sink hole of depravity. Stuff like this is bad- but millions upon millions sold? That’s the frightening thing. This stuff has been around forever only the old caricature of the man in the trench coat walking into a dirty book store and theater has been replaced by a cultural applause of this trash. Jesus is needed always but now more than ever. I feel very sad for boys in particular whose hormones and development makes them particularly vulnerable.

  4. Amen. Spot-on summary of Romans 1: “untethered from authority and meaning. Idols beckon and bludgeon [willing] worshipers.”

  5. I’ve always been anti 50 shades for many reasons but what troubled me was that – no matter how difficult, no matter how out of our comfort zone it is – I somehow realised that the Christian response to it couldn’t be to just ignore it or simply dismiss it as porn.
    I think Jesus would have gone head to head with it – as He had that knack of doing in all difficult situations – and engage with it on some level that glorified God’s love over the ‘love’ portrayed in the series. I had no idea how to do this though and I like that Christian blogs and writers have tried to do so. The problem was always that – non believers – had no interest in this standpoint and I didn’t have the skill to get over that wall.
    I tweeted a lot about my opposition to it and someone sent me a link to a Christian fiction response that takes the original format of the book and then ‘mirrors’ it with a story about God’s love taking in concepts like ‘doulos’ and salvation along the way. I’ve given it to some friends – the same ones that had no interest in Christian blog posts – and they’ve really been engaged and informed by it and have gone on to engage in real talks about faith underpinned by it. One is (tentatively) attending church. I think it works by simply being a good fiction read in it’s own right but by maintaining a definate focus on God’s awesome love. It certainly doesn’t duck issues like sin etc
    For me that underpins that the key in the debate is – not to preach to one another about it – but to use it as a chance to outreach. The link – should anyone be interested is

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