Aren’t we Higher Than The Animals?

Posted: December 19, 2014 in World On The Edge

file9511239215189Unless you’ve been living under a rock, no one can disagree that today’s world is obsessed with things sexual. Sex not only drives us as individuals, but also our society as a whole. We’ve come to a saturation point of sex in advertising, movies, music, books, and even changes in our language; all to accommodate this beautiful God-given drive within us that is now, so misguided.

“Every man who knocks on the door of a brothel is looking for God,” said G. K. Chesterton.

All of us are looking for intimacy. All of us are looking for love. And what is the true definition of God? God IS love. So it is God we are looking for–even when we sin, or maybe especially when we sin.

This is how Evil uses us. This is how Evil changes the image we see of ourselves in the mirror of our hearts, replacing it with a false image, and false desire.

Addictive sex is one of many counterfeits we accept in place of a fulfilling relationship with God. There is a very good article about this: http://www.pureintimacy.org/ The page is sponsored by Focus on the Family and surely worth a read.

Personally, I don’t know how much more we, as a people, can take of this saturation of sex and still remain ‘higher than the animals.’ Because the sex drive in a human being, meant to be loving and pro-creative, is being debased to the level of a garbage dump.

In the media, it’s all a matter of giving people what they want. And if this is what we want, we are surely getting it, to the great detriment of the goodness God put within us.

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  1. Love the quote by Chesterton.

    “Aren’t we higher than the animals?” Didn’t know where you were going with that line until I read this ever-so-true post.

    Besides being reminded of the hedonistic society in which we live, I thought about the total lack of regard for the sanctity of human life, how perverted our culture has become when TV commercials begging for funds to stop animal cruelty are ubiquitous, while slaughtering babies is perfectly fine. It grieves my soul.

    Both licentious sex and disregard for the sanctity of human life go hand in hand, don’t they? It reduces human life to a mere object to be discarded, tossed out as garbage.

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    • kph52013 says:

      I love my animals, but I’ve had the same thought when watching the animal cruelty commercials. Today’s culture is often ‘upside down’ and hypocritical. I think that those commercials may be an attempt to ‘gloss over’ of what we human beings know is morally wrong (the disregard for human life)–if we ‘save the whales,’ we make ourselves feel better. That kind of distraction or ‘gloss over’ has been around for a while.

      If you remember, during the impeachment of President Clinton for lying about his extra-marital affair, which not only devalued his marriage, but also ‘the object of his affection;’ the big societal distraction away from the mess was to push the morality of getting rid of cigarettes because they harm us. Nothing about how affairs harm marriage. That’s only one example of many, many more subtle distractions that have come later. Still, I think it led to a surge forward to our present attitudes toward sex. If we analyze the fact that the President of the United States was having sex outside of marriage, along with the intense coverage and little condemnation that it received in the media; that example not only bolstered a devaluing of marriage in the eyes of many, especially the young, but also the idea that sex anytime, anyhow, and with anybody, is perfectly okay.

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  2. The impeachment of Clinton because of his extramarital affair, I remember well. And because it was viewed as the norm by society as a whole, nothing was done. Just goes to show how flimsy the nation’s moral fabric is, and growing thinner than decaying gauze by day.

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