Friday, July 6, 2012

50 Shades of Lame: Follow-up

So after I had my Facebook run-in about Fifty Shades of Grey and porn and whatnot, I did eventually receive a reply to my question about what was specifically the matter with Showgirls, Magic Mike, and Fifty Shades (sort of).

The answer, as one can see for themselves, is a non-answer. Thus, I remain frustrated by this stupid Facebook run-in. If you don't know what BDSM erotica is about, how do you know it's stupid? I'm not saying people can't choose to think that it is stupid, I'm just saying I'd like to see those people back-up their opinions with tangible evidence.

For example, in my opinion it is in poor taste for a person to make blanket statements about something they refuse to learn more about out of a seeming sense of allegiance to Christianity. I think this is in poor taste because (this is where my TANGIBLE evidence comes in handy) this same "Christianity" thing also requests its believers to do such crazy things as "love thy neighbor", "judge not lest ye be judged", and "turn thy other cheek"... all in seeming opposition to the actual actions taken.

Another example: I think partaking in pornography (as a married person) is a personal decision that should be made by couples. I think this is a personal decision that should be made by couples because (here comes that tangible evidence again) while sometimes couples do not have the same ideas about said pornography and it can easily becomes a contentious topic, other times couples enjoy partaking in such activity and do so in a fulfilling manner.

For me, what it ultimately comes down to is this: I may not agree with what you say or do and I may voice that opinion; but, as long as you're a consenting adult and not hurting anyone to the best of your knowledge, I  find it difficult (and usually wrong) to condemn your lifestyle choice simply because someone tells me they think it's stupid, or unhealthy, and don't offer any further explanation. In this case, I find it harmful to others that someone can so easily condemn others for what seem to be harmless acts (i.e. watching a mainstream movie with friends or reading one of the all-time best sellers). And, thus, I do wholeheartedly disagree with this point of view.

One last thing: the last commentator makes the point of saying that his/her family does not have cable at their home and for that reason they lead sheltered lives. We don't have cable either. Any thoughts on why we aren't we more sheltered in our household?

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