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In another stunning display of heretical hypocrisy, a recent poll taken by the self-proclaimed "World's most Christian website", Christianet.com, found that a majority of Christian men, 50%, are addicted to pornography! Additionally, the poll also reported that 20% of Christian women are addicted to sneaking a peek at others "doing it". Refreshing the reader's memory, these "porn again" Christians belong to the same group of revisionists that fervently lined up and espoused former Attorney General, John Ashcroft's "Crusade against Porn" and stridently called for former President, Bill Clinton's impeachment for a minor infidelity while residing in the White House.


Bill Cooper, President of Christianet.com, said, "We are seeing an escalation to the problem in both men and women who regularly attend church." The holy-roller Cooper, in usual self-righteous, sanctimonious style, offers his prodigiously pretend reason for the increase: "Technology has allowed pornography to flood the marketplace beyond a controllable level". Evidently, Mr. Cooper feels he is having difficulty keeping his flock together and decided to blame his lack of dominion over the duped on the grass of which they graze rather than the shepherd in charge of herding his sheeple.


The website, Christianet.com, can only be described as a cornucopia of naked pandering of Christianity for profit and a brazen marketing of faith-based propaganda. A quick review of the site will find links on everything from "Christian jobs" to "Christian insurance" and the ubiquitous "Christian favorite", "Chick-fil-A." With an aficionado list of religious-right favorites from "Obeying the Creationist View" to the "Chief-in-Pharisee" himself, George W. Bush, the website abruptly turns more venal than venereal.


Remarkably, Clay Jones, founder and President of Second Glance Ministries, a co-sponsor of the Christianet.com website and poll, rather disingenuously alludes to a "paradigm shift" during the past four years in which the sexual behavior of so-called 'Christians" has changed. This insinuates that Christians are more apt to stray as of late and search out a piece of finely purveyed filth on film. Perhaps it is not the behavior that has changed, but ironically, the inaptly blamed technology on the shift in seedy activities is the very mechanism that has exposed the religious-right's voracious appetite for flesh peddler's products all along.


Another salacious tidbit from their "poll on porn for Christians" is that, "60% of the women who answered the survey confessed [to] having significant struggles with lust." Furthermore, "40% admitted to being involved in sexual sin in the past year." When a website offers such sinfully rich items to choose from like, "Second Glance", a set of CD's that intimate that an averted glance of sexual nuance ostensibly reveals you are going straight to the arms of Satan for such wantonness of admiration; it's no wonder these women have "struggles with lust".


The poll moreover feigns an implication that no one is immune from the "vice-grip clutches of sexual addictive behaviors" and that "repeated attempts at sexual gratification" can fell even the most stalwartly of faith-followers, including deacons and even clergy. What the poll in truth denotes is even more empirical evidence that we are creatures of a sexual nature that inevitably will follow our primordial instincts and yearn for that which we find pleasing to the eye and pleasurable to our senses. Clergy and deacons - or any other human's for that matter - insatiable appetites for sexual gratification is purely an untainted attempt to honor our hormonally driven instinct to "spread our seed" and to continually re-populate the Earth. Sans any physical gratification, as Cooper and Jones rather dismally propose as a means to salvation, Homo sapiens would quickly fall extinct.
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Scattered about all this Christian virtuous hyperbole is the banal bantering and over-looked double-standard being applied by the followers of this now fundamentally flawed faith. Their belief in a superlative set of human conduct laws, divvied out by dogmatic charlatans, provides suppressive camouflage for reprehensible, spiteful judgment of others. While those that deceptively declare to know Christ best misleadingly warn us of the ever increasing dangers of the bustle to the brothel of digital desires, they themselves gobble up cinematic sins of smut at a meteoric meter.


While the poll on porn among practicing Christians evokes evidence of an addiction to portrayals of hedonistic acts, a closer examination will reveal an addiction of another kind. It has been said that prostitution is the oldest profession in the world. What the sanctimonious among us are in actuality addicted to is the hawking of old-fashion prostitution. Not prostitution in the literal "street walker" sense, but the degraded, twisted misuse and shameless sale of something of invaluable significance, in this case the Golden Rule of life, in exchange for power, politics and profits.
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Frank J. Ranelli is an independent scholar, skeptic and critic, author and essayist. His erudite and iconoclastic style of provocative writing has been extensively published in a variety of news outlets and across (more...)
 

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'World's most Christian' website..no..there is not... by Hamish on Thursday, Aug 17, 2006 at 5:53:47 AM
There is. Wow.... by Hamish on Thursday, Aug 17, 2006 at 5:56:15 AM
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....except, whatever psychologists may have to be... by Katrin R. on Saturday, Aug 19, 2006 at 6:10:10 PM
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as the author, of course you did not have to clari... by Katrin R. on Saturday, Aug 19, 2006 at 7:52:17 PM
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