Comment: My take on the pornography question.

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My take on the pornography question.

Anyone who thinks that pornography is an inconsequential vice should be encouraged to read up on some of the people who have been in said industry and have suffered from it psychologically and physically, to the point that they either commit suicide by some conventional means, or simply rot themselves away gradually through substance abuse. Likewise, if you want to also consider the high rate of violence that tends to go with being in the more seedy areas of said industry, there's plenty of media out there on the subject.

Having said that, I have to admit that I myself have been the occasional consumer of the soft-core variant of the product going back to my teens, though for the past 10 years I've been weening myself off it as much as possible. I think an outright prohibition on pornography is an impossibility, and will go down the exact same road as alcohol prohibition and the drug war. I think St. Augustine of Hippo was right in his assessment of the nature of sin, it is a systemic problem within the whole of the human race, and for most it is far too pervasive to simply be ripped away through brute force, especially in contemporary American pagan culture where the individual is HIS own god and HIS will be done (and this goes double for a lot of people who think they've embraced Christianity), consequences notwithstanding.

One thing I know for sure, the more pervasive non-procreative sexuality comes, the closer the nation that embraces it comes to its own self-destruction. No children, no people, no getting around it. People might say that they are wary of things like Shariah Law coming in, but when considering that Muslim men can take 4 wives and compel them to never use contraception, America will probably be praying to Mecca in a couple generations and stoning a lot of people who normally only faced verbal admonitions for engaging in various personal vices.

“My attitude toward progress has passed from antagonism to boredom. I have long ceased to argue with people who prefer Thursday to Wednesday because it is Thursday.” - G.K. Chesterton