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Creating Pornography for the Blind: An Expression of True Love?

From a story in The Telegraph:

Pornographic Magazine for the Blind Launched

A pornographic magazine for the blind has been launched – complete with explicit text and raised pictures of naked men and women.

The book, the brainchild of Lisa Murphy and called Tactile Minds, is designed to be ‘enjoyed’ by the blind and visually impaired – and is on sale for £150.

The article continues:

“We’re breaking new ground. Playboy has an edition with Braille wording, but there are no pictures.”

She said that she made the book after realizing that the ‘blind have been left out in a culture saturated with sexual images’.

See … this is a project driven by compassion. Lisa simply doesn’t want the blind to feel left out! Her mission to help them center their lives around the pursuit of pleasure is her way of loving them. For her, creating pornography for the blind is a labor of love.

Isn’t it amazing how someone can rationalize unleashing something like pornography on the world by convincing themselves it’s the compassionate and loving thing to do?

This story is indicative of the vast chasm of difference that exists between love as Jesus defines it, and love as the world defines it.

If someone says, “I love you,” do they really if they don’t know Jesus?

1 John 4:8 says, “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”  The opposite is also true: “Whoever does love does know God, because God is love,” and 1 John 4:19 says, “We love because He first loved us.”

Is it possible to truly love others without knowing the love of God? Are you really loving someone if your “love” is leading them further away from the source of all things good?

What’s the greatest way one person could love another? I believe it’s by leading them nearer to Love Himself – there’s no greater way to love another person.

How come so many contemporary expressions of “love” do just the opposite?

Culture believes Jesus is all about love, and culture is quick to point that out. But does culture understand what that means? Does culture understand what true love is? Does culture understand there is no love outside of God – that He has a monopoly on all things good?

This is worth thinking about.

Oh, and by the way, this story serves as evidence that Jesus didn’t mean for anyone to take Matthew 5:28-29 literally. Even a blind man can lust (sorry Origen – I’ll bet you wish you’d have known that a little earlier in life, huh?).

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