In this short post I want to contrast two quotations. The first is an excerpt from Playboy magazine in 1953, and the second is from Blessed John Paul II.
While pornographers often portray themselves as adult and gentlemanly, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Vice is cowardice (cowardice is a vice!) and Virtue is manly! (it even comes from the latin root “vir” meaning man!)
The following quotations make that abundantly clear.
“All sophisticated playboys are interested in virginity. . . . Most men realize that virginity is an unpleasant little matter to be disposed of early in life . . . [in taking her virginity,] you are actually doing the girl a service.
Some may suggest that you are trying to deprive them of something—trying to take from them a cherished possession. This is nonsense. Actually, you are giving them a new freedom—a means of enjoying life more fully. . . . Some difficulties have arisen because of the confusion (in female minds) between virginity and purity. The two have nothing to do with one another, and it is important that you point this out at the proper moment. Thus, armed with our conviction, we are ready to begin.
First, of course, we must select a suitable subject. . . . Once we’ve found out subject, we are ready for the approach…. [don’t bother with non-virgins because] it robs you of the special pleasure of spreading the good news—and that after all is what this article is all about.”
– “Virginity,” Playboy (December 1953).
Bl. Pope John Paul II
“A man is capable of fully accepting a woman’s gift of herself only if he’s fully conscious of the magnitude of the gift” and “It is the duty of every man to uphold the dignity of every woman.”
-Blessed Pope John Paul II
Look at your life. Notice your daily choices. Who are you becoming? A pimp or a Protector? A Saint or a Sleaze-ball?
Isn’t it time to step it up a notch?