Posted by rayww on September 16, 2006, at 11:38:04
In reply to Re: what is useful, posted by Dr. Bob on September 16, 2006, at 10:08:29
Sorry, I've been watching Glenn Beck and I guess he has shown what it does to focus on what is useful, ignoring what is not useful. It seems a lot of time and effort is going into learning things that are not useful these days, which coincidentally has to do with the two greatest sins: sexual abuse of children, and murder. I mentioned the epidemic of pornography in the post you referred to because I was trying to make the point that if you want to heal from your mental disorder, it is important to stay on the path that heals. When asked the question which comes first the problem or the disorder it is much the same as the chicken and the egg. They walk hand in hand most times. What is useful and what is not useful also walk hand in hand, and we need to be conscious of it, and try to avoid certain pitfalls. Do you think viewing pornography is something that its addiction to will not cripple? I simply listed it as "not useful". As a small child, I found some, and learned where it would be hiding, so daily went to it. I was addicted to it then, and can still remember some of the images. Like any other addiction, once addicted, it is always close by. Today I stay completely away from it because I (assume) can easily get sucked in. It isn't hard to avoid if you make the decision to stay completely away from it. Mind it is all around anyway, on the streets even, but the part you can control is different.
I'm not surprised you found a point to criticize in my post. I have learned a few things in my slightly less than 60 years, and when I see the struggles of the young people today, and the challenges they face because of culture, when I see the news and listen to those like Glenn Beck, I cannot sit idly by and watch the scenes without stepping in to do what I can, be it offering my tidbits of wisdom, or whatever it might be. So if you consider blocking me for a statement against pornography, like you did with the statement for Christianity, you obviously have something less than the health of your community in mind.
In my opinion, spiritual, physical, and mental health are all connected, and pornography has a negative effect on our spiritual health, that can quickly spread to our physical and mental as well.
So, although you did not ask me to "please rephrase" I will make a trade: that for this. OK:)