Friday, December 10, 2010

The Perils of Pornography and pretty much all casual sex.
"He said he began to have doubts about the business after contracting chlamydia, gonorrhea and herpes in his first month of work, but was convinced to keep working."

Burts claimed, "I wasn't stupid or oblivious, I knew what was out there. But it's not something you think about when they fill your head" with lucrative offers and promises that the work is safe. Lured into the porn world with the promise that he looked like money, Burts concluded his greed was unwise: "Making $10,000 or $15,000 for porn isn't worth your life."
Not to mention the soul-deadening effect it has on its purveyors, performer and consumers.

The protection given to porn in the name of civil rights and to sodomy by a false analogy to race and the dubious right to privacy, harm our society severely. The costs aren't obvious, and they're never mentioned by libertarians, but sooner or later they take their toll, not just in material expense but in the way they lead to other self-destructive behaviors like drug (including alcohol) abuse, promiscuity, gambling, divorce, abortion, domestic abuse and more widely acknowledged crimes, as well as the costs of supporting those who have ruined their own lives and those of others.

I just looked up this scripture, which is in the Book of Jeremiah: "And they said, There is no hope: but we will walk after our own devices, and we will every one do the imagination of his evil heart." To me, that is the very definition of modern progressives and most libertarians. Even if they themselves don't participate in evil, their defending it and enabling it is harmful.

As I keep harping, our independence is more important than our freedom. Satan plays on our love of freedom to lead us to Hell, but if we place our dependence solely on God and obedience to the principles he has revealed, we're safe and have maximum freedom, which comes from choosing rightly so as not to lose our ability to choose freely.

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