Saturday, 4 May 2019

Saturday Song: Kraftwerk, "Sex Object"

We certainly live in a sex-obsessed world. From advertising to television, we can't escape seeing women and men being objectified.

Kraftwerk is one band which commented on this tendency of people to turn others into objects of their lust. This isn't love but inordinate desire.

Hear the song here.

I love Job's answer to the matter of prurient appetites. In Job 31:1 (KJV), he declared, "I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?"

Some people in Christ's time figured that as long as they never committed adultery with a woman, they were righteous. In Matthew 5:28 (KJV) Jesus explained, "But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart."

Men are called to love their wives as Christ loved the church. Ephesians 5:28 (KJV) leaves no room for wandering affections. "So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself."

And though this verse is awkwardly phrased in the King James version, Song of Solomon 2:7  (KJV warns against sex before the age of maturity. "I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please." Newer versions render "he" as "it."

This is why Christianity is superior to other belief systems. Women and men are equal, though they have different roles.

On Monday, I'll explain how Christianity cures guilt. So many earnest folks figure just doing some sort of ritual will cleanse them of past sins.

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