Originally posted by FlyersFan
The facts are that porn is addictive and that it
promotes violence against women.
- Woah there, now hang on.
These are not
These are merely claims
some people have made using some
of the available research.
To be balanced about this one has to acknowledge there is contrary reseach and contrary opinion
Being a psychologist
I feel compelled to warn people to be careful with porn
because sex addictions are VERY real. (ask Bill Clinton)
- "Being a psychologist" has nothing to do with this.
Some people are prone to addiction, including sex addiction. .....and what?
Are you really
saying it is reasonable to start interferring with people's lives on such a level because some unfortunates and some idiots
can't handle themselves......over sex?
My God.....can't wait to hear your views on guns! ....or borrowing. ....or gambling. ....or etc etc.
This isn't 'extremist fundamentalist'
- That makes a change, because it usually is.
it's science and
- But they're hardly unamimous in these claims and you just picked the ones you believe back your case.
No doubt you are just about to post the studies that showed porn to be beneficial, huh?
However, I DO personally believe that
porn reduces people to objects, instead of raising them
up to loving human beings with souls. My thoughts on
porn are based on science, sociology, and religion
- Oh look, some personal moral religious opinion, how interesting....for you.
But good for you. I disagree.
Tell you what, why not leave it at that. You prefer to not have anything to do with it and I prefer not to get so bothered about it.
As for 'reducing people to objects' I suggest you worry about an economic system that does that far more effectively and damagingly every second of
So don't use porn if you don't like it. Just don't try forcing everyone else into your moral viewpoint.
I could care less myself but I believe sexual repression is always
a defining step towards a genuinely fascist state.
By the way I love the hilarious ding-bat idea that the Islamic world specifically hated and attacked the USA for the porn output of Holywood, very
I imagine Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Stockholm are in a state of very high alert thanks to their "filth" ouput.
Interesting that most of Europe can be pretty free in terms of personal sexual morality not
intruding into law without the sky falling in,
In places like Holland, Denmark and Sweden (the free-est in this area....and highly 'secular' too! ) sex-crime is amongst the lowest in the
.....and all this despite decades of (what you would describe as) nasty horrid and evil soul-sapping 'socialist' economics.....
....which has reduced the economic forces reducing people to mere 'economic objects'.
Wow, how does that work, huh.......go figure, eh?
[edit on 5-11-2004 by sminkeypinkey]