The link between Porn and Kentucky Fried Chicken!

Ha! Ha! I knew that heading would get your attention!

(Please let me start by saying that it is not just KFC that i am using as an example here (before i get sued!) it is all fast food outlets!)

So what’s the link? It is what they both lack.

KFC like porn, is quick, easy and doesn’t cost very much. It is available when ever you want it at any hour of the day. It is the lazy mans food of choice. There is no preparation involved, very little creativity, and is served to you by people who are only doing it for the money. Colonel Saunders doesn’t love you! All he is interested in is getting you to part with your hard-earned cash by attempting to satisfy your superficial hunger! (There is also the feeling afterwards that you have done something wrong!!!)

What fast food and porn lack is love, beauty, creativity and wholesomeness. People get addicted to both in an endless quest to satisfy their thirsts. So why is it never satisfying?

The human being needs love. It is our basic need. as Mother Teresa so wisely said:

“The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many more dying for a little love. The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty — it is not only a poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality. There’s a hunger for love, as there is a hunger for God.” – A simple Path’ by Mother Teresa

The human being also needs beauty and creativity. There is not a lot of beauty or creativity in porn or KFC! I’m not talking about the superficial beauty of a glamour girl, but the kind of infinite beauty that makes you gasp, stops you in your tracks and leaves you with no words to express it. It is only in this infinite beauty that we find lasting satisfaction. Take for example a beautiful piece of music: it is impossible to say that you have heard everything Adagio for strings has to offer, or Monet’s Water Lillies or even the flowers in your garden. It is because we will never be able to define what beauty is that it keeps us satisfied. We as humans need that link to infinity – that link to awesomeness, that link to God.

So last of all – wholesomeness. I guess if the opposite of porn is loving, unrestricted, un-contracepted love-making within a marriage, the opposite of KFC would be a fantastic home cooked meal! Lets take Christmas dinner for example: first of all it is a celebration. Secondly it is an event that is shared. And thirdly it requires input, a bit of creative hard work. What we gain from a family meal like this is much more than just nutritional sustenance. It gives us a sense of who we are, it gives us joy and purpose and love. We miss out on all these things when we pop out for a KFC on our own!

So there you have it – it is possible to survive only on KFC and porn for the rest of our lives, but is this manufactured, processed, replicated nourishment going to satisfy our deeper needs?

One thing is for sure – after reading this post, you are never going to look at Colonel Saunders in the same way ever again!!!

 

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