I almost always read Christian fiction but I’m not very good at finding what I want on my kindle. A few days ago, I finished the triology, Mark of the Lion, and put a hold on another. Last night I wanted to read and didn’t want to wait for an author known to me, so I picked an unknown that looked wholesome, got it immediately and began reading. Within a few pages I ran into to a word that used to be a “no-no” but decided it was really not so bad in this day and age.
Going on I came on to a word I consider vulgar. I was interested in the characters at this time and drifted by. Whoa, now! I finally came on to a very (what do they call it? Graphic?) ok, graphic sex scene. At that point I stopped. Tried to remove the book from my kindle. I didn’t want it in my kindle or my cloud. After some time, I found a way to “delete it from devise,” so I did that.
Went back to my borrowed books and discovered it was still there. I could not remove it from my library account.
Just thinking how many times we take a peek at something from curiosity, on purpose, or accidentally and it’s effects cannot be removed.
I still remember the first real pornographic book I picked up, must have been nearly fifty years ago. It was in an old house we were cleaning up for some reason. I flipped it open, read probably less than half page. Found words I didn’t know the meaning of, but some I did. I quickly trashed that thing.
SO ANOTHER MEMORY. I learned to read while quite young and indulged in many books from the county library— Zane Gray, Nancy Drew,. Hardy Boys, and Cherry Ames.
In high school I was encouraged to broaden my horizons so I read “The Wall” (I think by John Hershey) and “Gone with the Wind.” My Gone with the Wind book was at my house when Aunt Gladys came. She picked it up and expressed shock to me that I was reading that. I didn’t realize at that time how the break through on that “word” would result in such evil, prolific, and profitable industry!
“Lord, forgive our land. Make us soft and pliable to quickly bend to the voice of the Holy Spirit. Make us sensitive to the things we support when we slide on the downward path.”
I first wrote the article above several years ago; I see nothing about it that needs to be edited. It is still true.