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Old 04-18-2009, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Nashville, Tn
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Default Is Looking At Pornography Immoral?

Personally I find pornography to be boring for the most part. The last time I watched a pornographic movie was probably in the seventies. Of course the internet is full of pornography and at any given moment a large percentage of people on the internet are viewing pornographic websites. But is that immoral? For the most part I would say that it isn't because I don't see anything wrong with sex or nudity. Of course child pornography is very wrong and those children are being exploited. However a great many of the companies that produce adult films and websites are run by women who are definitely not being exploited and some of them are making alot of money. I'm really ok with that. The one major problem that you hear about is that people can get addicted to watching internet porn and if that happened to be a married man I would say that's a very bad influence on him and detrimental to his marriage. I've saved the occasional bikini babe as a screensaver but I'd never spend a cent to join an adult website to see photos of women I can't have. I'm just not into that but I really don't see it as a moral issue. What are your thoughts on the subject?
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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Personally I find pornography to be boring for the most part. The last time I watched a pornographic movie was probably in the seventies.
Everyone starts with that disclaimer LOL

Let's face it montanaguy, pornography made the internet popular.

In the early noughties, when I was in college, we came across professional statistics as part of a general ancillary subject with the internet and its usage, a staggering 80% of internet users back then used the internet for porn, education comes only next.

And even those who used it for education did a lot of porn too.

Somewhere deep down, there is a nexus between the pornographers and the rulers of the internet. The latter know that regulating the former will kill the internet and that sends the entire internet industry into recession.
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Old 04-18-2009, 10:04 AM
 
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As long as the performers in the pornographic material did it willingly and knowingly (and of course as long as it's adults and not children), then no there is nothing immoral about it.
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Old 04-18-2009, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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As long as the performers in the pornographic material did it willingly and knowingly (and of course as long as it's adults and not children), then no there is nothing immoral about it.
There's a lion's share who do it willingly.

Then there's a whole other side which does it for quick clearing of debts, going through college, or other necessities.

I also saw a documentary on a new type of porn, it's called gonzo.

The pornographers go into the street and pick anyone, from beaches to parks, and what happens next is sheer exploitation.

And these days, pornography is becoming more violent, as in hurting and physically abusing the members involved.

The men and women who act in porn don't like it at all. They are the victims of the ferocities of the pornographers and the millions of silent watchers, hidden by the seclusion of their homes.

It's an industry of exploitation below human standards.

There's another side where the participants at least have some legal rights and documentation, say Playboy enterprises. But the vast majority of pornographers aren't even legally authorised to do so. All they need is a few hard drives to host content, a modem/router array, a developer to write some code for a webpage and an ISP.

And they can set this up in any country.

Women in Eastern Europe and Russia can be easily netted and porned. And nobody in the world even bothers to regulate these websites. It has taken so many years to even give a verdict on piratebay, for example.

There's only one who can control this - google. But they won't do it. They know many of the googlers use google for porn. They lose business.

Bottom line: It is IMMORAL

Morals advocate keeping the genitals unto the loved one only.

You can say, it's immoral but okay with me.
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Old 04-18-2009, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Steubenville, Ohio
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Lets see...is Porn ok?

Is it ok to sin? if your getting 'excited' about porn, and lusting and wondering about how 'good she is in bed', then its sin...
If your married, and looking at another's naked body, then its sin...

If your not sure, then its probably something you should be reading about, in your Bible, to make sure that its in accordance with what the LORD wants you to do...
If its not...then its definetely SIN!...

May the LORD Bless each of you.

I wish you well...

Jesse
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Old 04-18-2009, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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Lets see...is Porn ok?

Is it ok to sin? if your getting 'excited' about porn, and lusting and wondering about how 'good she is in bed', then its sin...
If your married, and looking at another's naked body, then its sin...

If your not sure, then its probably something you should be reading about, in your Bible, to make sure that its in accordance with what the LORD wants you to do...
If its not...then its definetely SIN!...

May the LORD Bless each of you.

I wish you well...

Jesse
Let's not even get into the Bible, before the anti-Bible brigade shows up in total war mode like empty barrels spilling off a truck.

If you are married and are looking at porn, you are not loyal to the married one.

There is no Christianity here, even. It's sheer civic morals of society.
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Old 04-18-2009, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Nashville, Tn
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I do agree that websites that simulate rape or violence are targeting men who secretly want to engage in that activity and this influence may cause them to find it more acceptable and possibly even to follow through with their sick desires. I've never heard the expression gonzo pornography so I don't know what it is but I wouldn't be supportive of anything that exploits people. The thing about the internet is that there are millions of websites in which like minded individuals can exchange information and every conceivable variation of sexual fantasy can attract a following. I realize there's a dark side to it but I also watched a documentary a couple of years ago about the American adult film industry that's mainly located in southern California. Women tend to run most of these companies and the ones they interviewed appeared to be quite happy with their lifestyle. What I'm saying is that pornography created by consenting adults in which no one is being exploited I find to be acceptable but I would agree that any exploitation of anyone is immoral.
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Old 04-18-2009, 10:41 AM
 
Location: An absurd world.
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There's a lion's share who do it willingly.

Then there's a whole other side which does it for quick clearing of debts, going through college, or other necessities.

I also saw a documentary on a new type of porn, it's called gonzo.

The pornographers go into the street and pick anyone, from beaches to parks, and what happens next is sheer exploitation.

And these days, pornography is becoming more violent, as in hurting and physically abusing the members involved.

The men and women who act in porn don't like it at all. They are the victims of the ferocities of the pornographers and the millions of silent watchers, hidden by the seclusion of their homes.

It's an industry of exploitation below human standards.

There's another side where the participants at least have some legal rights and documentation, say Playboy enterprises. But the vast majority of pornographers aren't even legally authorised to do so. All they need is a few hard drives to host content, a modem/router array, a developer to write some code for a webpage and an ISP.

And they can set this up in any country.

Women in Eastern Europe and Russia can be easily netted and porned. And nobody in the world even bothers to regulate these websites. It has taken so many years to even give a verdict on piratebay, for example.

There's only one who can control this - google. But they won't do it. They know many of the googlers use google for porn. They lose business.

Bottom line: It is IMMORAL

Morals advocate keeping the genitals unto the loved one only.

You can say, it's immoral but okay with me.
Take out all the porn references and you sound like a socialist.
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Old 04-18-2009, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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Take out all the porn references and you sound like a socialist.
LOL, come on, H guy. Maybe, yes. But the subject here is pornography. I'm okay with the socialist label when it comes to pornography. It's driven by respect and sympathy for the persons involved.

I "truly" feel sorry for the millions of men and women who are "forced" to do it publicly in front of a camera.

They choose to do it only for the money, which they will otherwise have "difficulty" in making, though some (not all) end up making tons of money.
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Old 04-18-2009, 10:54 AM
 
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Everyone starts with that disclaimer LOL

Let's face it montanaguy, pornography made the internet popular.

In the early noughties, when I was in college, we came across professional statistics as part of a general ancillary subject with the internet and its usage, a staggering 80% of internet users back then used the internet for porn, education comes only next.

And even those who used it for education did a lot of porn too.

Somewhere deep down, there is a nexus between the pornographers and the rulers of the internet. The latter know that regulating the former will kill the internet and that sends the entire internet industry into recession.
Rulers of the internet?
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