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July 02, 2012

Fifty Shades of Bondage


Fake love isn’t just for guys anymore. For the Chuck Colson for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

A few weeks ago, we talked about “The Demise of Guys” due to addictions to video games and pornography. And if the sales of E. L. James’ sexually explicit novel “Fifty Shades of Grey,” are any indicator, the demise of women may not be far behind.

This controversial piece of erotic literature is a New York Times Bestseller thanks to women captivated by its explicit accounts of bondage and sadomasochism. In fact, its readership is so one-sided, that it’s earned the nickname “mommy porn.”

What’s happening? Sally Quinn writing for The Washington Post says,  “It’s about religion.” Echoing ancient pagan religions, this novel offers sex as a religious experience and source for fulfillment instead of God.

That reminds me of what G. K. Chesterton once wrote: “Every man who knocks on the door of a brothel is looking for God.” But millions of women will find out this substitute for God won’t set them free. It will add more chains. Come to ThePointRadio.org, and I’ll link you to Quinn’s article. I’m John Stonestreet.

 

Further Reading

'Fifty Shades' of God
Sally Quinn | The Washington Post | June 14, 2012

Fifty Shades of 'Huh?'
Gina Dalfonzo | The BreakPoint Blog | June 25, 2012


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