I think there is a moment in the Christian walk where you suddenly realize the Bible is rated R. You suddenly realize how secretive your Sunday school teacher was in grade school. I have been a Christian for along time now, but not till recently did I come to the realization that the Bible is full of dirt. I have been praying about this. It has always been a pursuit of mine to be pure in heart. How do I balance that with the graphic storytelling of the Bible? God is the author of the Word, so He didn't make any mistakes. He put the rated R material in the Bible for a reason. But, it seems to conflict with His nature. Parents wouldn't let thier children watch an R rated movie. Why would God want His children reading smut. Even sermons on Sunday don't address the more graphic stories. Pastors tell us pornography is wrong for a Christian, but they don't address the fact that the Bible is full of explict material! I know this is a strange subject to blog about, but this is bothering me. We all strive to be holy and blameless while the book we are feeding on is covered in sin, lust, and violence. God you are mysterious.