On Ravi Zacharias and Sexual Addiction

  1. We need not resort to ideas of a cruel tyrant who does nothing but prey on helpless victims but is also preyed on by his own warped inclinations, yet do so WITHOUT denying the intensity and malice of what he did to many of them.
  2. Addiction helps us understand the desperation, shame and anger involved in his attempts at covering up his deeds WITHOUT at all denying the wrongness of these cover-ups.
  3. Addiction gives us a clue at the escalation involved until it practically encompassed his thought-life, infecting his personality and relationships.
  4. Finally, recognising the addiction in such cases humbles us; it tempers our judgments and rage because it touches on something all of us are not immune to, and wouldn’t dare talk about openly (without — again and in the least — brushing aside the real injustice and hurt done to all the women involved).

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Alwyn Lau

Alwyn Lau

Edu-trainer, Žižek studies, amateur theologian, columnist.