Fifty Shades of Sin

I have never read the Shades of Gray books; I never will. I certainly will not see the trashy movie, which even the two main characters themselves aren’t very proud of. They shouldn’t be.

This is one of the best pieces I’ve read about all this, and I decided to pass it on to you.

It doesn’t take long to read, and it’s well worth the time.

15 thoughts on “Fifty Shades of Sin

  1. I am feeling embarrassed about the poem I wrote in response to the prompt ‘Silver Screen’ though my approach is different.

    I had simply liked the title and so my take was on fifty shades of life or love or health. When I wrote my poem, I kind of knew what the movie is about but not exactly. I thought the movie has romantic-possessive love. Far from it. Still haven’t read the books or seen the movie but heard and read enough about it.

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  2. I have been shocked at the start of all the hoopla for such a horrible premise when this book was written by some unbeliever. I knew it wasn’t some risqué book, but one of sexual harassment of the worst kind. This is the kind of writing that tricks ignorant women into allowing themselves to be defiled instead of loved and I am disgusted at a society whose media enforces this behavior towards women. Unless women stand up and say no more, this will continue.

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  3. I’ve always been anti 50 shades for many reasons but what troubled me
    was that – no matter how difficult, no matter how out of our comfort
    zone it is – I somehow realised that the Christian response to it
    couldn’t be to just ignore it or simply dismiss it as porn.
    I think
    Jesus would have gone head to head with it – as He had that knack of
    doing in all difficult situations – and engage with it on some level
    that glorified God’s love over the ‘love’ portrayed in the series. I had
    no idea how to do this though and I like that Christian blogs and
    writers have tried to do so. The problem was always that – non believers
    – had no interest in this standpoint and I didn’t have the skill to get
    over that wall.
    I tweeted a lot about my opposition to it and
    someone sent me a link to a Christian fiction response that takes the
    original format of the book and then ‘mirrors’ it with a story about
    God’s love taking in concepts like ‘doulos’ and salvation along the way.
    I’ve given it to some friends – the same ones that had no interest in
    Christian blog posts – and they’ve really been engaged and informed by
    it and have gone on to engage in real talks about faith underpinned by
    it. One is (tentatively) attending church.
    For me that underpins that
    the key in the debate is – not to preach to one another about it – but
    to use it as a chance to outreach. The link – should anyone be
    interested is

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    1. Thank you for this, Amy. Your point about “preaching to the choir” is well-taken. Working as a therapist, I have had opportunity to use the whole topic as an outreach and witness in my office, and, as you say, that is the important thing. What would Jesus have done? Well, basing my thoughts on His dealing with the Pharisees, I think He would have called it out for exactly what it is, no mincing of words. He did, as you say, have a way with words 🙂


  4. I have no interest in 50 shades. But it’s an interesting social phenomena. A trashy and badly written novel. A crap film. Yet readers and viewers numbering millions. What does that say about us?


    1. Precisely. I’ve seen women waving their hands in front of their faces to “cool off” when reading “Fifty Shades.” Good grief. They get excited about someone being hurt? About the idea of themselves being hurt? If the “hero” had been poor and ugly I’ll bet they would have just thought he was a creep!


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