Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by Said1, Jul 24, 2005.
There are some addictions I just don't get. :huh:
"oh god, oh god, i'm gonna ..."
You're half right.
Porn causes the same chemical reaction in your brain that cocaine does. And we all know how addictive cocaine is.
That's quite possibly the most ignorant and absurd thing I've ever heard in my life. Cocaine and Porn most certainly do not cause the same chemical reactions in the brain. I hope you were joking and aren't in fact that naive.
It's a scientific fact. Go look it up. Cocaine, of course, causes a few other chemical reactions in other places of the body, but the brain patterns of someone high on coke are almost identical to those of someone watching porn. I'll excuse you for the ignorant comment as it does sound a bit far-fetched, but it is true.
Now, on to the rest of my post.
Porn is quite addictive. I've seen people who were very devout and tried to do everything right, but they were sucked in by the ease of access with online porn and were simply unable to stop. It can ruin families, careers, and psyches. Easily accessable porn is a one of the most destructive forces at work in the American family structure, yet society teaches us that it's normal and healthy.
I'm not just spouting, either. I have a friend who has been married for a year. He got into porn, thinking it was perfectly normal. It started with just a few pictures of naked women, but eventually, that wasn't enough. Just like an addiction, the "normal dose" couldn't produce the results any more, so he moved on to more hardcore stuff. From there, it went to homosexual porn and eventually child porn. Now, he's on his way to prison for at least a decade for child porn and molestation, and it all started with a little habit that society said was 'perfectly normal and healthy.'
For more information on this topic, go to http://www.xxxchurch.org. They have a lot of information, plus the only effective porn blocker, accountability. If you sign up for it, your web activity is logged and sent by e-mail to two other people, and you get their web activity. It also sends a message if you disable the software.
That's absurd. I know plenty of people who watch porn on a regular basis including myself and none of us are in any danger of turning into a gay person or a child molestor.
And as for this quote:
"Cocaine, of course, causes a few other chemical reactions in other places of the body"
How can something be different and the same. This is clearly just some nonsense made up by fundamentalist Christians. I've worked in a substance abuse clinic and dealt with cocaine addicts. You aren't going to fool me with this bullshit.
I'm not trying to fool you with anything. Porn is scientifically PROVEN to be just as addictive as cocaine. You're just in denial. As far as your "different but the same" argument, you can't be serious. The BRAIN WAVE ACTIVITY AND CHEMICAL PROCESSES, the brain being the part of the body that is subject to the addiction, is EXACTLY THE SAME in cocaine users as in porn users...EXACTLY. The only difference, chemically, between the two is that cocaine also causes effects to parts of the body OTHER THAN THE BRAIN. Well, porn also affects one other part of the body, but it's a different one from cocaine.
Not to try to say you don't, but if you really do work in a substance abuse clinic, you know all the psychological symptoms of an addiction. Many of them include justifying use and denying addiction, just as you are doing. Now, you may never become a rapist or child molestor, but statistically, you are FAR more likely to become one if you keep using porn. If you still don't believe me about addiction, then prove me wrong. Stop looking at any porn for 40 days. If it's not addictive, that should be pretty easy. No porn, no strippers, no viewing of nude women except in a strictly medical context. If I knew you in person and had some way to judge the bet, I'd put $100 down that you can't do it. I should know. At one time, I just thought it was relatively harmless, too. When I realized that what I was doing was wrong and VERY un-Christian, I tried to quit cold turkey and didn't do it until my third try.
Porn is addictive. It's a scientific FACT. I just hope you don't have to learn it the hard way. If you'd like to actually look at the facts rather than dismiss them as Christian propaganda, go to the link I posted and look under the 'porn patrol tab' at the top and click on 'porn facts' which is on the far right. Every statistic is properly cited. Here are a few excepts.
There's all the evidence you should ever need. If you ignore the problem any more, you're blind.
I have read that heroin and porn have the same chemical reaction, for those who are susceptible.
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