Worlds At War: How Porn Isolates

by Jameson K on February 14th, 2012 in Students

Have you ever thought about why you (or others) look at porn? I used to think there wasn’t much to porn; it was merely an instrument for sexual euphoria that horny teenagers curious about sex used for entertainment. However, the older I get the more I realize pornography is a panacea for all sorts of hurts, insecurities, and weaknesses. Pornography might be the acceptance you are denied by the real world; pornography might satisfy your need to control others; pornography might be the relief for all your stresses; pornography might be the anecdote to help you fall asleep; pornography might be the only place you see people who don’t seem to hate the world. Pornography is often the response to anger, inadequacy, boredom, rejection, stress, hunger, tiredness, self-righteousness, unhappiness, depression, etc.

When you think of it like that, it’s not surprising porn has a multibillion-dollar empire. You could live in the real world, where people hurt you, you might face rejection, your insecurities are highlighted, and you feel inadequate, OR you could dive into the virtual world of porn where you are in control. In this world you are accepted, you have power, and you get the illusion of satisfaction. The primary goal of this world is to please YOU. Men and women submit to your every command instituted by the click of a mouse.

It is easy to believe the lie that this is the best world available. This belief leads to a dependency on pornography and isolation from the real world. Why invest in real relationships that take real effort and involve real pain, when you could just escape to your computer that takes no effort and seems to involve no pain. Unfortunately, the virtual world does not satisfy long term, and the pain it causes is more than you could possibly anticipate.

Thankfully, there is an even better reality available, and that is theKingdomofGod. We won’t see the full fruition of this kingdom until we get to heaven, but until that day it should be our earnest prayer for God to give us foretaste of His kingdom here on earth. The crazy thing is, I believe this kingdom really does come to earth still. Somewhere over the years, the prayer “Thy Kingdom Come” has become some meaningless cliché, but seriously imagine thekingdomofGod: This world is perfect. You are perfectly accepted, not even because you did anything, but because the creator of this world is interested in your life and wants to know you intimately. He is stoked to see you face to face, without blemish, white as snow, holy like He is. Unlike the virtual world, this world satisfies for eternity. Every broken part of you is perfected. There is no rejection, no pain, no tiredness, no hunger, no stress, no boredom. I don’t know about you, but this world pumps me up! The Lord tells us to pray for His kingdom to come, and you read the Bible and see countless examples of miraculous instances where the kingdom does come to earth, yet it’s become so cliché to pray for the kingdom that we are okay living in brokenness. We are satisfied praying that, but not really wanting it or expecting it. I want the kingdom, and believe God is still in the business of bringing us that newEden. Pornography does not hold a candle to His kingdom.

 In conclusion, pornography isolates its viewers from the real world. Rather than isolating you from the real world, bringing the kingdom to earth puts you in the heart of the world, and causes you to love those in it. Honestly, I think being in the world without God, and without trying to bring the kingdom sucks. It’s called lukewarm Christianity, and it is the position to be most pitied. Lukewarm Christians try to refrain from doing bad things of the world, like porn, which at least offer temporary satisfaction, without diving into the life to the fullest God has intended for you. You get the worst of everything. Please don’t isolate yourself with porn. God’s greatest commandments are to love Him and to love others, and those are both difficult to do isolated behind a computer screen.

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  • Srb

    At least I can be sure porn exists. What evidence do you have for your promised kingdom? Nothing but a few ancient stories.

    • Zee

      My evidence is how God’s changed my life. And if God is really God he doesn’t need anybody to defend Him or prove Him to you, because I think He can handle that Himself in whatever he way chooses to.

      • Srb

        Then let him.

        Hear that, God? Get down here and post in your defence. I challenge you!

        A minor miracle will be required as proof of identity.

        • Guest

          Why would God need to defend himself against you, you are not a trophy in his cabinet, you are like a spek of dust in society, just like me, except I have something you don’t which is fulfillment and happiness while you spends years finding it in society such as porn and eventually realize that society can not offer it to you I will still have it. You have faith that a chair won’t break every time you sit on it and I have the faith that Gods exists, he gave you choice and he is not going to make you believe in him. I respect the fact that you are atheist and I don’t go around asking for proof on why atheist have not proven everything that they mock so don’t judge Christians and ask for proof when you don’t even have proof yourself.

          • Srb

            I thought God was supposed to live and care for each and every one of us? That is the standard Christian teaching. If so, he should care enough to meet my challenge. For an omniscient, omnipotent being that should be a piece of cake. Almost no effort at all to save a few more people from eternal damnation.

          • Dra

             Srb,  Even if you don’t believe, I’m still praying for yahh man. ;).

        • David

          Hi Srb,
          You were born and given life.  I consider that a minor miracle (or maybe a bit bigger). Is that enough to satisfy you?

          • Srb

            First, there is no need for a God to create life – and if there were, who created that God? Secondly, even if the creation of life did require some form of divine aid, it would only imply the existence of one or more God(s) of some form, not the Christian his specificly. That still leaves a few tens of thousands of religions as possibilities, and possibly they all all wrong.

  • Anonymous Chick

    I have evidence of His existence.  I had surgery and asked Jesus to take my hand and somebody in white PHYSICALLY took my hand just before I went ‘under’ anesthesia.  When my staples were taken out I asked the doctor who took my hand.  Not only did he say nobody took my hand, but nobody in there was wearing white, he said…so explain THAT to me…

    • Srb

      The fact that no-one else saw anything makes your claim all the more incredible – but not in the way you wish. You are not a reliable witness in that account. Besides, if Jesus took your hand, why did you still need surgery? The doctor should have found you miraculously healed. All I see is a religious person imagining some comforting image while under high stress. The anesthetic might have helped a bit too.

  • P’Shawn

    Pray 4 me please. You are all in my prayers! John 2:10

  • Beloved96

    I am a teen girl, and while i respect your view, it is wrong. It is an issue i struggle with, and i don’t do it just because i shouldn’t or because i’m a “curious horny teen.” it is a real struggle, and to be honest i don’t think you quite understand. It is an addiction and can affect people of any age. The enemy is out to steal, kill, and destroy, and what better place than to start young. Although it’s not “legal” they will do it and will find ways to do it, regardless of parental blocks etc. I personally know the isolating affects of pornogaphy. Challenge any teen boy or girl who has dealt with this and they will agree. If this makes me “Part of the gang” get me out.

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