Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Trading Your Book of Mormon for Porn?

A group of atheists at the University of Texas in San Antonio is trying to tempt college kids into trading religious texts for pornography. It's part of a program called Smut for Smut sponsored by the student organization called Atheist Agenda. See article here.

It sounds like a ploy for attention, but what really bothers me is the insistence on the part of some of its members that religious texts are as detrimental to society as pornographic material is. The prophet Isaiah spoke of times like these:


Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness” (Isaiah 5:20)


While some in the Atheist Agenda admitted that pornography can be bad, it astounds me that those same people can assert that the Bible and similar other texts can be just as bad. Really? I understand that many arguments and wars have been fought in the name of the Bible, but when weighed against all the good that it has provided to the human race, the Bible is hands down better for humanity than pornography ever will be.


Mormon also provided a few words on this subject:


For behold, my brethren, it is given unto you to judge, that ye may know good from evil; and the way to judge is as plain, that ye may know with a perfect knowledge, as the daylight is from the dark night.


For behold, the Spirit of Christ is given to every man, that he may know good from evil; wherefore, I show unto you the way to judge; for every thing which inviteth to do good, and to persuade to believe in Christ, is sent forth by the power and gift of Christ; wherefore ye may know with a perfect knowledge it is of God.


But whatsoever thing persuadeth men to do evil, and believe not in Christ, and deny him, and serve not God, then ye may know with a perfect knowledge it is of the devil; for after this manner doth the devil work, for he persuadeth no man to do good, no, not one; neither do his angels; neither do they who subject themselves unto him” (Moroni 7:15-17) (emphasis added).


It would be interesting to hear how the Atheist Agenda would argue that pornography invites individuals to “do good,” or “persuade to believe in Christ.”


Our world is arguably much better because of the introduction of the Internet. However, with this great power came with it an accelerated and more private means of accessing adult material. Because of the effect pornography has on the individual and those closest to the individual, the Internet has also arguably made our world a bit worse.


Interestingly enough, one of the prophecies of the last days is that “because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold” (Matthew 24:12). I believe that with the influx of increasingly accessible iniquity, such as pornography, we have become more desensitized and cold to the human emotion. Is it any wonder that Alma urged his son Shiblon to “bridle all your passions, that ye may be filled with love" (Alma 38:12)? This counsel applies equally to all of us. The more our society indulges in iniquity and accepts it as normal, the colder we become.


Atheist or not, I don’t think anyone can make a case of a wise trade in exchanging religious texts that promote love of fellow man and repentance for pornography that destroys the souls of men.

4 comments:

Tony said...

Well said, brother.

They just don't get it, do they. Working for Satan. I hope they realize how many families they may be ruining just by passing out that filth. But oh, heaven forbid anyone ever teaches children to love one another. What vile evil! *sarcasm*

Ashley said...

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW TO GO TO HEAVEN?




You Are A Sinner.
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23


There Is A Price On Sin.
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23

"And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death." Revelation 20:14


Jesus Died To Pay For Your Sins.
"But God commendeth His love toward us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8


Salvation Is Not Of Our Works. It Is Through Jesus Christ.
"But to him that worketh not, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness." Romans 4:5


God Wants To Save You If You Will Just Put Your Trust In Him.
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:13


If you understand these facts and want to go to Heaven, you can! Simply put your trust in Jesus Christ and ask Him to save you. If you need help with a prayer, I will include one in this post:

Dear Jesus,
I know that I am a sinner and deserve to go to Hell, but I believe you died for me and paid for all my sins. Please save me, Jesus, and take me to Heaven when I die. I am only trusting you for my salvation.

In Jesus' name,
Amen.

If you prayed that prayer and meant what you said, YOU ARE SAVED !!!


Please get into a good Independent, Fundamental Baptist Church and learn as much as you can about our wonderful Saviour.


If we never meet on earth, then we'll see you in Heaven. =)

Evgenii said...

Ashley,

Thank you for stopping by, though your post is a bit of a threadjack. I will never pass up someone's well wishes for salvation but I think if South Park is any indicator, we will be ok!

I think I will pass on Fundamentalist Baptist theology but but wish you all the best in your relationship to Jesus.

Lokeal Votaro said...

Atheists saying that the bible causes equal harm as when compared to such texts as the bible? No, no one who has EVER read the bible in it's entirety would EVER SAY THAT. The bible alone has cause far more than any pornographic material. Pornographic videos are only harmful when taken seriously, they are acted out, they aren't an accurate slice of reality. Anyhow, while porn being harmful is incorrect and flawed perspectives being harmful is in fact correct, there is no one here who can prove that this part of the bible is taken out of context without either contradicting the bible or displaying evidence that they hold doubt in the bible's word being absolute never changing truth. Anyhows,in short, the bible is deemed a life guidebook, porn is not, those who take porn as a valid slice of reality rather than being scripted need to be educated and NEED TO PRACTICE THE FOLLOWING VIRTUES: Temperance and Responsibility, these two virtues are ever so important, so let's not neglect them and turn to the scapegoat of blaming porn rather than people who can't practice Moderation and Temperance!