First off, my sincere apologies to my awesome fellow bloggers in the Insomnia Club. Weeks ago we’d agreed on a topic and a date for posting. And then I promptly forgot all about it. I suck.
So the topic is LUST and I was supposed to post something yesterday. Some of my fellow bloggers (links below) posted these awesome, steamy stories full of lusty sex (and lust and sex). Whereas, all I can think of when I think of the word lust is - Jimmy Carter’s 1976 Playboy Interview when he said he had lust in his heart, and the media circus that followed.
No, I’m not THAT old. I was just a kid when it happened. But I remember reading about it. And it just kind of stuck in my addled brain. Longtime readers might’ve observed that I’m somewhat obsessed with politics and media and the way they intersect.
So, regardless of how you feel about Carter as prez, most people would agree that the dude is an essentially decent guy with his core beliefs routed in old-school Evangelical Christianity (note: I said old-school). Fun Fact: Michele Bachmann and her hubby worked on Carter’s presidential campaign. Anyway…
I have no post. Not really. I’m just gonna quote that 1976 interview and let you all ponder. Sorry to be such a bummer.
Because I’m just human and I’m tempted and Christ set some almost impossible standards for us. The Bible says, “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” Christ said, I tell you that anyone who looks on a woman with lust has in his heart already committed adultery. I’ve looked on a lot of women with lust. I’ve committed adultery in my heart many times…. This is something that God recognizes, that I will do and have done, and God forgives me for it. But that doesn’t mean that I condemn someone who not only looks on a woman with lust but who leaves his wife and shacks up with somebody out of wedlock. Christ says, don’t consider yourself better than someone else because one guy screws a whole bunch of women while the other guy is loyal to his wife. The guy who’s loyal to his wife ought not to be condescending or proud because of the relative degree of sinfulness.
- Jimmy Carter
Now, go have some fun and check in with the rest of the Insomnia Club. I promise, they won’t disappoint you.
Women are From Mars: I Have a Healthy Relationship… With Lust
Met Another Frog: Lust, The Jazz Singer, and Me
Single in My 30s: Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel… Saucy.
Train Wreck Love: Lust, love, greed and consciousness
My Pixie Blog – Sometimes You’re Nothing But Meat
Confronting Love – Dance with Me.
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