Category Archives: Sexuality

Naked People

I have a confession to make. I love naked people. I must sincerely say, that there is no place on earth where I can see the glory of God then in the human form. I mean, most of us really look the same if you blur your eyes, a couple legs and arms, a head, a large trunk. When you really begin to look though, no two people look the same at all.

Nothing so shows the way God thinks as much as how these themes repeat, but never with the same performance. The quiet beauty of mankind is so pure, so lovely.

There are two places this is really apparent to me personally. First is babies and children. The cute little hands and feet of a baby, with every itsy bitsy little fingernails perfectly formed is for me a grand show of God’s providence. Those little hands will grow to be the hands that hold another child, and I am in wonder. As they get older, watching their bodies change is equally astounding. Watching my young daughters slowly develop into women holds me in rapt attention. Seeing the first strands of hair sprout from the face of a young man is like feeling my own manhood being reborn.

Men to are beautiful to look at too. I can never see a picture of Michelangelo’s David, or The Pieta without cocking my head, and pondering why man was made so.

But nothing hold my attention like the body of a woman. At some point in my genetic makeup, God set in me a love and a near worship of the gentle curves, the lush roundness, and the soft skin of a woman. Every flash of the skirt, turn of the ankle, dimple on her cheek holds my very being in it’s grasp.

This is why I hate Pornography.

While I can’t find the actual quote, this supposed quote from John Paul II really sums it up for me.

“The problem with pornography is not that it shows too much of a person, 
but that it shows far too little.”

Pornography is truly one of the great evils of our time. Yes, it has been around a long time, but not in the form or with the distribution it has now. It takes the true beauty of a man or woman and distorts it so out of whack as to remove it’s beauty. The same face and form is reduced to mere genitalia, with no other purpose than to spark my sexual nature.
When I look at my wife, it is her wholeness that pleases me most. I have memorized the birthmark on her thigh. I have counted the freckles on her face. I have seen both the grimace of pain from bearing my children as well as the laughter at their first steps. Her calling me is like the tinkling of bells, and her censure is the torrent of a storm.
So when my wife and I share the same bed, I know that we are made to fit one another. My emotions to hers, my body to hers, my spirit to hers. She is not merely genitalia.
As I look at other women, in them I see my wife, and I know that they are whole, they are real, and that beauty captivates me. I often wonder at their forms, do their husbands feel about her as I do about my dear wife? I smile as I hope so.
Then there is porn. There is no thought of the person at all, just a vague yet insatiable need, and a blinding emptiness. Yes men, I understand your desire and love for the feminine form, but honor that desire, that woman. Pornography is blind to the woman, and turns a whole person into an object. Porn does not show her family ties, her dreams, how much she disliked her third grade English teacher, how terrible she was at ice skating. A woman’s sexual nature is a beautiful and powerful thing to behold, but without “her”, it is an empty shell. Pornography takes a child of God, and turns her into a tool.

Equally devastating, it turns you into a tool as well, it robs both of you your humanity.

So keep away from all that junk. Next time you are walking down the street and you see a beautiful woman, just look at her, and say to yourself, “My goodness, Lord. You sure know what You are doing.” Then share a smile with Him, and offer thanks.
Or even better, introduce her to your parents, and just maybe, one day, you can take her home.

Roe vs. Wade

Today we mark the one of the darker days in history. I fully realize that this topic pisses a whole lot of people off, but it is what it is, and I suppose I should add my two cents.

First off, I should let you know I’m not really into politics. It’s just not really my thing. Yes, I realize it’s important, and I try to vote conscientiously, but it’s simply not in my everyday repertoire of discussion. I get that glossy eyed look, and have a tendency to faint from boredom.

It’s not that I’m not interested, I sincerely am. I care deeply about economics, rights, and taxes. Politics are the heart of how we relate to one another as a nation. It just that I’m a one issue voter, and until that issue is fixed, there really isn’t anything else I have to say. My vote is already decided, so there is just too little to comment about.

Now I know that many see this differently, but as I see it, life begins at conception. If conception has happened, then you have yourself a baby. It’s not really all that complicated. I know all the stories about raped women, incest, abuse, really, I do. My heart truly goes out to these women. But a baby is a baby is a baby.

If some jerk decided to hit a pregnant woman in the belly, any state in the union would call it manslaughter. I would just straight call it murder. If you left a baby in a trash can, I would say the same. A baby is a baby is a baby. I love babies, I can’t help it. They are way too cute, and smell very nice. Teens, well, you will have to let me think on that one, but babies? Easy to love.

So if you think that they are not babies when they are still in their mothers womb, so be it. I can respect that. But you have to respect that for me, and nearly every pregnant woman in the world, it’s a baby. Women grieve after a miscarriage. No one goes to an abortion clinic thinking that they are having a mole removed. This is not appendicitis. They know that they are going to have a baby. You have to admit that my view, even if it is not your own, is valid and reasonable.

So as I see it, we are in the middle of a Holocaust of epic proportions. Nazis killed Jews, we kill babies. Nazis killed 11-17 million people. These were some really bad guys. Stalin killed 20 million at his lowest estimates. Clearly he had an issue being nice to people. Since 1973, our conservative figures put us at around 50 million deaths to abortion, all babies. It’s a damn bloodbath.

I can’t help it. I’m a one issue voter. I will wear a sandwich board on any street corner that you ask. it’s just plain out and out evil. It sure as hell isn’t natural or “green”. Hmm, should I vote for economic independence, or should I vote to stop the killing of babies? Health care for the poor, or to stop the killing of babies? National park development or to stop the killing of babies? Against foreign oil, or to stop the killing of babies? More solar energy, or to stop the killing of babies?

Do you see why I don’t feel I really have a choice?