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Viruses, Pornography, The Natrual Man and Computers...
By Gondor44646
11/10/2011 10:43:36 AM
I wanted to shoot a quick Blog, I'm at work right now. I fix computers for a living. I do not believe I have sinned, but I do feel sad.

I noticed pornography on a customers computer, I evaded it immediately of course, and I continued my work, but I feel very sad now. This is actually a common thing. I never exploit a customers privacy, it's sadly common for it to pop up and to be a part of the problem to the computer... but viruses for computers are very similar to sin for the soul. Just like how this sin infects the soul, a virus infects these computers, and exploits the natural man to become a slave, and their computer also...

But I feel sad now because of myself, it was only 1 second, I feel sick of myself because it was enticing, although I have not indulged in it, the devil (or any generic bad feeling) has made me feel confused... It is a sin, yet it seems so beautiful, yet it is selfish and addictive, but it is enticing, yet it leads to behavior that is against God’s plan.

My mind is left fighting against itself, believing that either this (pornography is ok) or that anything sexual is evil... but both are incorrect. How can I put my mind to rest. Porn can never show the good side of sexuality, the selfless loving caring, I must bridle my passions so that they can be used for righteousness when the time is right... But for now no matter how loving it might seem, it has the ability to throw me of course...

I feel better now...

Gondor.

Comments:

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"It is amazing how a moment of evil can have such an impact on our lives. I often have conflicting feelings in my mind of what is right, natural, okay... My wife said it best when I asked her, if you are even questioning it, it is probably not right. From that I have come to realize Gods way is simple and clear. Satan will do all in his power to distort, confuse and slowly lead us away. Maybe being like Joseph when tempted by Potiphers wife is the best answer. Shun it, avoid it and don't even entertain it.

Thanks for your thoughts and analogy."
posted at 03:25:06 on November 14, 2011 by Leo


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