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Link between porn and violence? Not quite

 
 
Reply Wed 5 Aug, 2015 10:12 am
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-25/papua-new-guinea-tops-google-porn-searches/6262028?section=world

"Australia's deeply Christian northern neighbour, Papua New Guinea, is the most pornography-obsessed country in the world, according to Google Trends."

Anyone familar with relationships between porn and other thinsg knows what the actual link is, and it isn't the porn. It's the religion.

Christianity has been demonstrated to cause negative cultural phenomenae like violence. Apparently everyone forgot about this though and is blaming the porn.

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"Religious Roots
The origins of the fundamental reciprocal relationship between physical violence and physical pleasure can be traced to philosophical dualism and to the theology of body/soul relationships. In Western philosophical thought man was not a unitary being but was divided into two parts, body and soul. The Greek philosophical conception of the relationship between body and soul was quite different than the Judeo-Christian concept which posited a state of war between the body and soul. Within Judeo-Christian thought the purpose of human life was to save the soul, and the body was seen as an impediment to achieving this objective. Consequently, the body must be punished and deprived. In St. Paul's words: "Put to death the base pursuits of the bodyŚ§for if you live according to the flesh, you shall die: but if by the spirit you mortify the deeds of the flesh, you shall live" (Romans 8:13). St. Paul clearly advocated somatosensory pleasure deprivation and enhancement of painful somatosensory stimulation as essential prerequisites for saving the soul."

"These figures again raise the question of the special relationship between sexuality and violence. In addition to our rape statistics, there is other evidence that points to preference for sexual violence over sexual pleasure in the United States. This is reflected in our acceptance of sexually explicit films that involve violence and rape, and our rejection of sexually explicit films for pleasure only (pornography). Neighborhood movie theaters show such sexually violent films as Straw Dogs, Clockwork Orange, and The Klansman, while banning films which portray sexual pleasure (Deep Throat, The Devil in Miss Jones). Attempts to close down massage parlors are another example of our anti-pleasure attitudes. Apparently, sex with pleasure is immoral and unacceptable, but sex with violence and pain is moral and acceptable."

Much more at the link. Sufficed to say when people are wondering why rape and sexual violence is such a problem and blame the seemingly obvious culprit, porn, either they're truly ignorant, or maliciously scapegoating.

Christianity is to blame for repressing sex and pleasure. Ask the Catholics how that works.
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