Tuesday, November 27, 2012
THE BIGGER SIN
Thou Shall not steal, besides being one of the ten commandments, the order can be found throughout the Christian Bible.
Many Christians see pornography as a sin. They say it is insidious because it destroys our purity of mind and makes our consciences corrupt, being unable to discern the true will of God. For one who is married, pornography is tantamount to adultery, since Jesus said one who "looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart."
Now a group of adult movie companies have gone to court to force Verizon to hand over personal details of alleged illegal downloads of their copyrighted material. Verizon is arguing that "[The subpoena] seeks information that is protected from disclosure by third parties' rights of privacy and protections guaranteed by the first amendment”
Other internet providers such as AT&T and Comcast—have refused to hand over customer details.
One can only wonder what the bigger sin will be in the eyes of some Christians – illegal downloading of pirated software or the revelation that “practicing Christians” are amongst those pirating pornography.
Posted by Peter L. Whittle