I’m very, very excited that I get to give a talk at my parish’s high-school retreat. My talk is on forgiveness and reconciliation. And, as I’ve been thinking/praying about this, a big thing that’s been coming up is the John Paul II quote posted in a comment by http://brilliantzenith.wordpress.com/, on Pictures of Naked Women. Here it is again:
|Did I mention that your boy goes hard?
I bet he listens to Polish trance-core while
skiing. That or Gregorian chant.
“The problem with pornography is not that it shows too much, but that it shows too little.”
What a balling statement! It has everything; simplicity, Chestertonian paradox, holiness, truth, and a little bit of a mind twist, guaranteed to make fools trip if one were to shout it out. Which I plan on doing. The evil in porn does not lie in what we are shown, which is only sex, but what we are not shown; human dignity, love, relationship and all the rest. Exactly.
That’s why the sinner can never be the hardcore, in-your-face rebel. You haven’t rebelled, you’ve settled for less! That’s why I can never feel smug about a sin; It’s very essence is lacking. It’d be a little like having to run a mile, and, having walked one lap, gotten up in the face of the fastest runner and screamed “That’s right, I walked! Beat that!”
So there you are. I was also put in charge of making the rules video for the retreat and as it turns out to be hilarious, as well as a good example of the friends I have, I shall share it with you soon!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZOwB_gaJ1A?fs=1