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Posted on 01/02/2012 11:16:06 AM PST by marcbold
In defense of taboo.
Liberal intelligentsia circa 1990: You know, you fundamentalist types are all hung up on sex. If you would just lose your hangups, things would be better. Take pornography for instance, it is the taboo associated with it that makes it forbidden and therefore tantalizing. If we could just get rid of the taboo, most people would lose interest in it.
Well, they got their wish. For the last fifteen years, almost every last bit of the taboo against pornography has been eradicated from our culture. Pornography is everywhere.
Once upon a time, pornography was a rare thing. When I grew up, my only exposure to pornography was from that sweaty kid down the street. He had a mustache at 14 and he kept a few Playboy magazines under his mattress until his mother found them. Then we didnt see him again for a month.
Now pornography is everywhere. It invades your home like termites and you need to be ever vigilant to keep it out. It is on demand on your television and it is never more than a click away on your computer. Porn has gone mainstream.
Porn references are more common on television than God references. Porn actresses now regularly make the crossover into regular television and movies, but which themselves are increasingly pornographic. Even so-called conservative news outlets do not miss a day without a celebrity bikini slide show and/or a discussion of some celeb breast enlargement, did she or didnt she?
So the liberal intelligentsia got their wish and have been proved right and all us fundamentalists have been shown the door? Pornography is much less popular for want of taboo, no?
Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/blog/pat-archbold/generation-porno/#ixzz1iKTbwWTU
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Porn can absolute shred marriages. It changes male brain chemistry. Tragic.
Time for some popcorn.
Yep. When I was in college, many years ago, I figured out that if you let porn images into your head, it’s very difficult to get them out again. They are damaging and addictive and demeaning to both parties.
So, I made it a point not to let them in.
That’s pretty difficult for young people these days.
How’d that porn work out? Divorce rate way up. Abortions on demand. Broken families are now the norm in many places. Child abuse commoner than it used to be. And these people are certainly not happier than they used to be, although they may believe the contrary.
Porn is really “in” with the young college girls. I’ve been shocked at how many “nice’ girls from good religious homes go on FACEBOOK and feature their boobs on the profile page. I’ve caught a few young nieces at it. It’s as if they’re auditioning for Hugh Hefner.
They may live to regret it when they’re out of college and sending resumes for job interviews. FACEBOOK is one of the first places personnel managers go to check on applicants.
Some career counselors are telling these young women to clean up their internet images before they send out the resumes.
It’s not about a hangup or a taboo. It is about responsibility. It is the belief that it is irresponsible of them to engage in sex, for whatever reason, if they are unwilling or unable to raise together the children that may be conceived. The harm done to the children (either aborted, or raised by single parents) rivals that done by drunk drivers.
Conservatives have dropped the ball by allowing liberals to monopolize community boards.
Filling board positions with conservatives should be top priority for the Tea Party.
Judging by what he has written about Reagan and Carter that Lloyd Demause seems like a nut.
I haven’t read the whole article yet, but have to note that CS Lewis, the great Protestant apologist whose writings and wisdom are deeply respected by Protestants and Catholics alike, wrote precisely the same thing in the 1940s! He didn’t use the word “porn,” but was writing about the liberal insistence on getting sex right out there for everyone to see and talk about.
He carried the comparison forward into a useful discussion of other sins of indulgence too. Brilliant, brilliant Christian.
The whole problem with porn is that it is a form of fetishism that is strongly reinforced by the rush of endogenous opioids in the brain. It functions at the expense of authentic attachments, eventually leading to isolation, with jaded and degraded relationships.
Just wow - great link. Thank you!
Ah, the Noble Savage!
And then we elected one.
Funny thing - Savagery doesn’t look so acceptable now, does it?
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