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Saturday, August 18, 2007

When Porn Star Turns Pristhood

It’s difficult to believe a person’s transition from pornography to priesthood. But porn star Ronald Boyer did exactly that. After being a part of sex films for 30 years, Ronald has reportedly decided to seek priesthood at the Episcopal Church.

Boyer’s decision to take up Christianity was not sudden. It was a gradual pull towards spirituality that made him give up directing and acting in porn movies.

Says Babu Joseph, spokesperson, Catholics Bishops Conference of India (CBCI), "There are various circumstances that can bring about a conversion. It could be personal meaningfulness or a sudden religious persuasion. There are many people who show a gradual interest in knowing more about religion and understanding scriptures. Personal situations lead people to find solace in spirituality."

Those who have had a spiritual experience say that they had started feeling positive and enlightened. The experience doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time and a thorough self-examination. Some opine that God led them to a pathway which required belief, discipline and patience.

Meenu Saxena, director, Prerna Niketan Sangathan, an NGO for disabled children says that a spiritual experience made her establish the NGO.

"I have been working at the Faculty of Management Studies for quite some time. However, I felt that we all are on this planet for a purpose. Anyone can work for money, but very few people can work for a cause. I felt that Sai Baba wanted me to work for these children and I set up the NGO where I educate these kids and make them realise that they need not feel inferior due to their disability. What matters is that they are mentally on the same level with an able-bodied person," she adds.

Some feel that spiritual transformation requires desire and the willingness to become holy and compassionate. Fighting the constant vacuum in life and doing something meaningful may require sacrifice and one should be willing to make it.

Prem Pillai is a member of Family Vision, a community that works to make lives better.

He attributes his association with the community to a spiritual experience.

"I had a job as a sales executive, but started feeling an emptiness within me. There was a need to do something meaningful with my life. To fill that void, I gave up my job and started working with Family Vision. It feels great when I integrate myself with children in the Tihar prison creche and teach them things which we take for granted all the time," he shares.

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