Wes Allred EC202 Chapter ! 3 “The Naked Gorilla” In chapter thirteen, the writer talks about the problems and laws against pornography.
First, it talks about how the Catholic Church published a list of forbidden books and how any book that dealt with pornography was in that list. It also lets us know that it is illegal to import any of the obscene or immortal pictures. They also made a law that stated that no U.
S. Postal Service could have any part in transporting any of this obscene material.After telling all the laws and forbidden things to do the chapter begins to tell us how in the past there has been more money spent on pornography than on any sporting event, or any religious group or singing concert event in the past decade. It goes in to telling exactly how much was spent on each kind of pornography just for a mental image of how people put these things before religion and friends and family or for that matter before God. After the pornography industry evolved the next big item that was published was Playboy Magazine.
After telling all the bad news of this problem it goes in to saying what God thinks about this situation.The book states that Jesus came to fulfill the law and even go beyond it specifically stating adultery and lust. These are just the main points that were in the chapter about just how much time and money are thrown away on the least important things in life. I believe that this subject is the same as Jesus stated in the bible about the whole situation of lust and committing adultery even if all you do is lust over any certain thing. I believe that he is right when saying that even if we don’t commit sexual immorality by actually that we are still guilty of adultery.
It may seem hard to keep the thought and images out of our heads but I believe that we should strive to be like Christ in everything we do and that is one way the world could change is by looking at this type of situation and knowing that if Jesus didn’t do it while here on Earth than we should try to do the same. God expects us to obey all of his commandments and that is one to not commit adultery so I believe it’s a law to us to do so. In the conclusion of the chapter it states that Satan uses pornography to destroy families and such and I believe that statement with all my heart that he uses everything in his power to do so.And he knows that this is a very hard thing to do for some people. Also, I agree with what the author says about lobbying against the porn industry and telling kids there are other alternatives to viewing porn. The last statement in the chapter says that we are to confess our sins before Christ so that we can be free to live for Christ, and praying for those still in the ways of sin. This is my favorite statement in the chapter and I completely agree with this because without others help we could never make it through certain situations. The power of prayer works mightily.