Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Lust and Boredom

One of the consequences of The Fall is that man's ability to devise new and different ways to sin is essentially limitless.

As such, when a well-informed, spiritually mature Catholic hears about a particularly outrageous, supposedly "new" trend in sinful behavior, his reaction should, on the one hand, be one of disdain, as it should be for any other sins (including his own). On the other hand, though, he oughtn't be surprised.

This is especially true regarding sexual sins.

Lust, we observe, leads inexorably to boredom. And while other sins do, too, of course, I would contend it happens more so — or at least more quickly — in the case of lust.

Much like a drug addict, the man enslaved to lust is Absolutely. Never. Satisfied. by just one thought, or image, or video, or act (with whatever other person(s) or, well...).

Boredom soon sets in, as he realizes the fleeting satisfaction is gone. After a while on the pleasure/boredom roller coaster, he begins to wonder if dabbling in increasingly edgier porn and/or real acts themselves might finally forestall his heretofore inevitable loathsome boredom.

They won't, of course, but his conscience is too beaten down for him to know any better. For when a man is spiritually blind, all he can do is stumble around, and unless he asks for help, he ends up progressing further into the morass.

I say all this by way of introduction to this story:

Guys with a pregnant hooker fetish haven't always had a pregnant hooker fetish. No doubt, it's the result of having tried lots of progressively worse things before; perhaps this is just the flavor of the month.

But when the novelty of the pregnant hooker fetish wears off, where does their boredom take them?

And what about the women who allow themselves to be used (and then discarded) to satisfy some pathetic loser's messed up fantasy? How kinky do they have to become once a particular fetish becomes passé?

The possibilities are endless—thereby illustrating with shocking clarity why lust can only be justly regarded as a deadly sin.


Anonymous said...

while I struggle with lust and the other stuff that comes with that struggle, this really hits close to home since its from a broadcast in my Local Area

I will use this to shape up more

Bibliophile said...

I just read a book (Twilight by Stephanie Meyer)which is being heralded, recommended and even forced on a lot of my peers. Although I wasn't compelled to, I read it out of interest and, yeah how shallow, b/c its very popular. Anyhow, I was sad but not shocked to find that the integral theme of the book (now don't between a 'vegetarian' vampire and a teenage girl) was motivated largely by lust. In fact, lust is used a recurring theme between the two of main characters. Yet, I'll admit the book was well written, no swearing, held my interest, no likes and not many uhs. She's also very careful to not be outright in her support of lust and other immoral things. Its so subtley written in, that in all honesty I didn't even realize certain bad implications in parts until I read it a second time. However, at least every 2 pg. the girl or boy explains again the attraction they feel towards each other which is purely lustful (alright I know that's an oxymoron).
My point is this: Our culture is passing lust off as something normal, healthy and even to be desired. Lord help us!

John Jansen said...


My prayers are with you. May God bless you!


Your last three words sum it up:

Lord help us!