A New Season of Game of Thrones and Sex will Probably Happen

Last night, Season Three of the very popular Game of Thrones series on HBO started, to much excitement. It is a fantastic, if heartbreaking story, but it is also extremely sexually graphic. A year ago, CaPC writers got together to discuss sex in the famous fantasy series, to help each other and our readers work through how to think about these scenes as Christians:

In light of the tremendous popularity of the series and the pressing questions it raises for believers, we asked several of our writers who have read the books or watched the TV series to explore how sex is treated in A Song of Ice and Fire. What follows are four Christian perspectives on sex in the series.

I highly recommend this feature, for those who are interested in the series, or watch it, or are thinking of watching it:

Sex & Thrones: Four Christian Views on Sex in “Game of Thrones”

About Alan Noble

(Co-Founder/Editor/Columnist) is a part-time lecturer at Baylor University. He received his PhD in Contemporary American Literature from Baylor, writing on manifestations of transcendence in 20th Century American Lit. He and his family attend Redeemer Waco, a PCA church. Alan's passion is studying how believers can be a faithful presence in culture to the glory of God and the edification of others. In addition to editing, Alan writes his column, Citizenship Confusion for CaPC.

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  • Marcus Pittman

    Let’s all watch porn, so we can better discuss it.


  • http://twitter.com/noneuclid Alan Noble

    Good thing that’s not what we did.

  • http://jaket.is-a-geek.com/blog Jake T

    That’s what I read on my first skim of the article, but that’s what Alan’s saying–he’s saying, “If you’re thinking about reading/watching Game of Thrones, it’s worth reading this article we posted a while ago.”

    Glad I did–I won’t be watching/reading either for reasons outlined in the article (sex aside, the despair is just too brutal–I’m only now recovering from watching The Road a year ago).

  • http://friarsfires.blogspot.com Brett

    The discussion is probably a good idea; it can guide people as to whether or not they want to watch the show.

    I admit I snicker at the “tremendous popularity” description, though. The three plays Sunday were supposed to total about 6.7 million viewers; less than the sure-to-be-canceled NBC loser “Revolution” from last Monday and less than half of “Dancing with the Stars” and “The Voice” from the same night. “GoT” has high visibility in a narrow demographic, but the overwhelming majority of the country pays it little or no attention.

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  • Josh Lyman

    Murder, rape, war..

    But the really bad thing is the sex?