• Fri, Jun 8 2012

Why Christians Hate Fifty Shades Of Grey

50 shades of grey backash

Because they see things in black and white!

Buzzfeed Shift has a great piece on why there’s been backlash against Fifty Shades of Grey by various Christian women. Some of their reasons for disliking it include:

- “The Lord doesn’t want His daughters to be wilting, weak-willed, wimpy women who welcome and enjoy abuse.”

- “Without a genuine relationship with Christ, it’s our belief that women will continue to seek satisfaction for their emotional needs in places that just won’t ever fully satisfy.”

- “‘Curiosity’ has led to the downfall of multitudes who have been trapped in the destructive, downward vortex of sexual sin.”

- “Anything other than my husband creating arousal in me would be missing the mark of God’s intention.”

- “A few years ago, God asked me to give up all fiction reading. To this day I have had no regrets.”

So: Basically there’s some worry that this will impact your enjoyment of your actual sex life, and there’s also someone who is a schizophrenic and just really loves biographies.

Oddly, no one pointed out that a good reason not to read it is that the writing is amazingly terrible.

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  • Eileen

    OMG YOUR LAST LINE. I was about to say – doesn’t everyone kind of hate novel-length, crappy, smutty fan fiction?

  • porkchop

    ”anything other than my husband creating arousal in me would be missing the mark of God’s intention.”

    Don’t worry, lady. 50 shades is around 1000 miles short of arousing.

    Also, thank you, God, for not asking me to give up fiction.

  • Maggie

    I’d like to hear the story on how exactly god asked that one woman to give up fiction.

  • Jenny

    Am I the only one that read the title and thought it was referring to men named Christian hating the novels? Presumably because the main dude’s name was Christian Grey.

    No, just me?