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05/17/2012 new
(Quote) Tara-539245 said: I started a teacher book club, and a friend of mine (also ...
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I started a teacher book club, and a friend of mine (also a church lector) is involved in a teacher book club at her school in another parish. They just read the book. I had already heard it was "mommy porn," so I'm not interested. My chiropractor said that he saw several women reading it at his clinic, so he looked it up to see what it was about. He's a Christian, and he said he now worried about those female patients who were reading it. I mentioned that if my book club wanted to read that book, I would just skip that month, then bring the Bible the next month. ;) Yes, I believe reading "erotic literature" is sinful, just as watching erotic scenes in movies is sinful. Now, if you don't know a movie has something like that in it, and you skip through it, then I think that's okay, as long as you don't dwell over it and let it be lustful. I think it would be extremely difficult to NOT lust whlie reading "erotic literature," plus those scenes would always be in your mind. We all know that women tend to struggle more with sexual fantasies, so this is just feeding into it, IMO.

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These are all good comments, thanks. The book, as you noted, is being read by many who consider themselves good Christians. I suspect it's along the lines of watching Sex in the City or True Blood. Although, I somehow missed that women struggle with sexual fantasies than men. How do I not know this?

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05/17/2012 new
(Quote) Laurianne-160619 said: Hi Tammy,This book is the talk of our office as one of the nurses bought it and a girl at the front...
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Hi Tammy,
This book is the talk of our office as one of the nurses bought it and a girl at the front desk. ONe is married and a practicing christian and theh other is single and doesn't practice her faith.

I saw the author interviewed on tv , she's from England and this book started out on E-book and by word of mouth it got very popular and eventually published and they can't keep copies in the bookstores. It has been labeled as 'soft porn" so "no" I won't be reading it.
I'm glad the Brevard county in Fla. banned it from their library as that's just 45 mins north of me and I hope it trickles down.

I don't think anykind of soft porn is good reading material for any practicing christian, whether catholic or otherwise. My best friend who is Jewish is currently reading it.

It steps over the line because soft porn and romantic novels are two different things - when you start getting into S&M (from what I hear) you're stepping over the line.










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I'm not much of a romance novel reader but, I guess I'm surprised the subject hasn't been brought up in a book before. So, I take it you don't agre with the author that it's a romance novel?
05/17/2012 new
(Quote) Donna-83441 said: Where in the world did you get the idea I was INNOCENT???
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Where in the world did you get the idea I was INNOCENT???

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laughing It's that sweet smile and your knitting expertise - You fooled me! tongue
05/17/2012 new

(Quote) Donna-83441 said: (Quote) Tammy-492301 said: I always suspected you might be naughty! It'...
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Tammy-492301 said:

I always suspected you might be naughty! It's the innocent ones you have to watch out for!


Where in the world did you get the idea I was INNOCENT???

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Donna,

I was wondering the same thing. laughing laughing laughing


Blessings, Praying hug rose hersheyskiss

Leon

05/17/2012 new
(Quote) MaryAlice-97161 said: Hi Tammy I don't have time to read all the great, classical literature that I'd like to rea...
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Hi Tammy

I don't have time to read all the great, classical literature that I'd like to read, so taking my precious time to read trash like that stuff is not on my list of things to do. There are some books that we ought not fill our minds and hearts with ... the "Fifty Shades of Grey" books seem to be among them.

Years ago, Holy Mother, the Church used to censor erotic books, movies, and other forms of entertainment in order to protect Her children. But like everything else, "black-listing" is a thing of the past, to many's downfall. My level of curiosity has waned considerably over the years, as I've more or less trained myself to just say "no" to some things that are objectionable to me and my sensibilities. Lastly, I'd rather be involved with one, very special man, and have a marriage with him that would, I'm sure, more than satisfy any desires that a book (or movie) would conjure up. I've often thought that the authors of such "literature" have only one, no, two things on their minds -- sex and making money. Nothing wrong with sex nor making money, per se, but when that's all they focus on and live for, it's a crying shame.

Interesting post, Tammy ... God bless and keep you.

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First and most important - Wow!!! I love, love your new profile pic! You look so sweet!

I agree with a lot of what you're saying here. For some reason I thought the Church still had some form of certification of books. I guess I'm remembering incorrectly.

I saw a panel on the book a few months ago. There were 4 women and 2 men. The men were appalled by the book. The women otoh didn't talk to much about the sex scenes - they spoke more on how the story focused on being loved and desired. The guys only spoke about the sex scenes.
05/17/2012 new

Hi Tammy, I was waiting for someone to talk about this book because a co-worker read the whole trilogy. She keeps saying if you skip over the sex stuff, it's a beautiful story with a plot. I told her I didn't have an interest in reading it after I first heard about it one morning on GMA. She tells everyone to read it for the story and always says you have to get over the "dirty stuff" but it's a great story. I have to say that Missy's quote summed it up best. I work in a catholic hospital and this woman even told Sr. Mary about it! I'm laughing as I type that because I'm good friends with Sr. Mary and keep forgetting to tease her about using that as an opportunity to bring the co-worker back to the catholic church. I can see her blushing now. The co-worker grew up catholic and is a christian but doesn't practice catholicism. I think a book like that is only inviting Satan to grab ahold of the reader for the ruin of their souls.

05/17/2012 new
(Quote) Leon-593843 said: (Quote) Donna-83441 said: (Quote) Tammy-492301 said: I al...
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I always suspected you might be naughty! It's the innocent ones you have to watch out for!




Where in the world did you get the idea I was INNOCENT???







Donna,

I was wondering the same thing.


Blessings,

Leon

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eyebrow Speaking of naughty... How are you Leon. wave heart
05/17/2012 new

I haven't heard of the book . I am so busy with my own studies and interests , I wouldn't want to spend my time reading something like that , whats the point ? Teasing myself for what ??? How does that glorify God ? I am happy with my words with friends and all the books I am trying to tackle on the history of our faith /church / spirituality / etc . etc . I must have about 30 books stacked and I read a little at a time , cause my work day is so scattered but fulfilling working with special needs children.


I try to tell myself on matters as you have asked here , can I read that and feel good about myself if Christ were sitting next to me ? And that usually solves it in a heart beat . lol hands down ... lol


but it is interesting to hear other people share and see where their heart and mind are focused , how they think , where they are at in their own life , I always walk away learning more about people and life . biggrin

05/17/2012 new

Hi Tammy, wave

Since this is free posting month, I had to come back and comment on this. wink

I'm wondering if there is a male version of this book? Maybe..."Fifty Shades of Pink" embarassed shhh

Also wondering if my library would bann it as well???? scratchchin

05/17/2012 new

(Quote) Tammy-492301 said: These are all good comments, thanks. The book, as you noted, is being read by many who consider ...
(Quote) Tammy-492301 said:

These are all good comments, thanks. The book, as you noted, is being read by many who consider themselves good Christians. I suspect it's along the lines of watching Sex in the City or True Blood. Although, I somehow missed that women struggle with sexual fantasies than men. How do I not know this?

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Sex in the City - Oh my goodness... A colleague of mine loaned me all of her boxed set since I love NYC. I told her I'd seen a few eps on TV (while grading papers or doing grad school homework... lol... not REALLY watching it), but I'd check it out. I couldn't get through disc 1. Obviously, the reruns on TV had stuff cut out since it was basic cable.

I have read a lot of Christian books, and they always say how men are more visual and women are more about the "storyline" to fantasize. I'm sure this isn't 100% accurate, but I guess it's common knowledge for the majority.

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