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Monday, August 01, 2005

Jesus and the Porn Star

No, it's not a ploy to get traffic.

Just read it.

Let me know if you do. It may be worth more than all I've written in the last nine months.

4 Comments:

  • I finished reading it, and while I can't claim to be sobbing, like many of her commentators (I read too fast for that), I was definitely affected. I think of that song each time I see the little chickadees/sparrows/ whatever they are in my neighborhood. Even in th e Bad Places I've been in spiritually, emotionally, and physically, I've never felt like God abandoned me, and remebring that he cares for the lillies and the sparrows has helped me feel that security. I'm the one who strays. I'm the one who sets things up that will only bring disaster. I am never alone.

    By Blogger Ella, at 8/05/2005 02:10:00 PM  

  • I don't think I seen a better description of everything that is right about Christianity and everything that is wrong.

    I wonder, what is the correlation between people who are "Christ-like" and people who are Christian? I don't think this women's experiences are unique in that matter.

    By Blogger Mark, at 8/08/2005 07:31:00 PM  

  • As I reflect on the story, a point that is overlooked is that the young lady who became a Christian ended her relationship with Marie before her conversion. It was not her Christianity that stopped her "Christ-like" living. However, the cultrual trappings that we attach to the church in America did keep her from reestablishing that love-centered relationship, which is one of the tragic parts of the tragic story.

    Thanks for taking the time to read it, both of you. I fear that those who most need to read it are scared off by the "porn star" in the title. We forget that Jesus's followers consisted of lots of paupers, simpletons, rogues, whores and drunks. They consisted and consist of who we are, not who we pretend to be.

    By Blogger Hammertime, at 8/09/2005 11:19:00 AM  

  • That's a good point about when the relationship was broken. It's also important to realize how much the conversion helped the women herself.

    By Blogger Mark, at 8/11/2005 06:02:00 PM  

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