Thursday, January 31, 2013
It is an intriguing thought that the Catholic Church and Christianity in general have always taught that man is made for bliss. Ultimately, they said, the bliss of the Beatific Vision, the life of happy union with God. But then the Christian tradition has caused torment to many by trying to shut off the human being’s natural access to bliss which is sex. A re-discovery and an opening up are needed.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Taking up a little bit on what my friend from Whkattk said in his comments on my last post. The guy that I told I was glad to hear he was a collector of pornography replied that he never thought he would hear a priest tell him that he was glad to hear that he was a collector of pornography. My further thought was that church people look down on pornography normally because they reckon it leads to masturbation.
If you accept, as I try to do, that masturbation is a good thing both physically, psychologically and spiritually then the objection to pornography falls away. Masturbation and pornography have largely the same aim, to help a man be at home with is sexual side, to own what he is and enjoy what he has been given.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
A guy with the gift of enhanced masculinity told me recently that he was a collector of pornography. I replied that I was glad to hear this. Then I wondered why it made me feel good that a guy admits to being a collector of pornography.
Of course, first of all, I like any sign of a guy breaking free of the restraints, fears and guilt that society has tried to impose on most expressions of sexuality, especially homosexuality. Then, of course, I see porn as a good thing. Sex is good and should, like other good things, be portrayed and admired and be the subject of artistic creation. This, I think, is the role of pornography.