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Published: Friday, Feb. 7 2014 6:35 p.m. MST

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aceroinox
Farmington, UT

Sounds like a lot of people here are trying to minimize the impact of pornography on an individual. Some are even claiming it's not an addiction. Just for the record, Wikipedia defines addiction as the continued repetition of a behavior despite adverse consequences. The adverse consequences of pornography are well-documented, including a recent study which showed that viewing pornography basically shuts down the portion of the brain that views women as humans or shows love or compassion toward them. They view the woman as merely an object.

Now, you can argue all you want, but, in my mind, an activity causes one to view another human as less-than-human, or an object, clearly is an adverse consequence, and that is just one of the documented short-term and long-term effects of pornography. Anyone who thinks otherwise is in the throes of denial. Time to be honest with yourself.

Tyler Ray
Taylorsville, UT

CJB,
the difference is intimacy in marriage is about love, growth, caring about your spouse. Viewing pornography is selfishness. It is done to merely satisfy someone's sexual desires. JustYouTube Ted Bundy's last interview before he was executed for violently raping and murdering innocent women. it gives a great understanding on how destructive pornography is.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

No humor in religion.

antodav
TAMPA, FL

I didn't expect Deseret News to pick up on this as well. In any case, it will all pass like everything else.

my3cents
Nashville, TN

I went to that school 40 years ago when it had a different name. There was a culture then of snitching on friends and roommates. Both the school and church leaders seemed to encourage it. This, it seems to me, is a bigger issue, and the genesis of this whole story.

The Caravan Moves On
Enid, OK

Article quote: "If you are a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you have to expect that from time to time you will be the recipient of scorn and ridicule, because you believe things and know things are true that are not fashionable and that other people will poke fun at and even ridicule or heap scorn on you. When it happens, say, well, that’s okay. That’s what we believe, we know it is true, and we stay the course.” - BYU-Idaho President Kim Clark"

Stay the course.

Amen to that!

The Caravan Moves On
Enid, OK

@ cjb - Bountiful, UT - "I am puzzled as to why non violent porn is spiritually harmful and why intimacy in marriage is not. ..... If anyone has a (logical) explanation please feel free to share it with someone who is trying to understand."

cjb - I appreciate your honesty. I asked the same question myself years ago.

I'll give you 3 answers:

1 - Non-violent porn often leads to other more aggressive kinds of pornography. To those who have ever seen pornography, if they look at it for long, almost anyone would be forced to admit that there becomes a pull to see 'more', both in quantity and in explicitness. If non-violent porn leads to violent porn, what "good" did it do or bring?

2 - Like alcohol, perhaps there are those who in fact can see/consume things and not become addicted. But most cannot. I believe that pornography, like alcohol, should be avoided by those who (perhaps) 'can' view/consume it and not be hurt in order to set a good exmaple for those who cannot. Those who can't handle it would see those that can and then try it themselves and be destroyed.

See my next post for #3...

The Caravan Moves On
Enid, OK

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@ cjb - Bountiful, UT - "I am puzzled as to why non violent porn is spiritually harmful and why intimacy in marriage is not. ..... If anyone has a (logical) explanation please feel free to share it with someone who is trying to understand."

Answer #3: (A spiritual answer, not just pure logic, but it helped me immensely. This is the Lord speaking...)

3 Nephi 28:34-35....

"And wo be unto him that will not hearken unto the words of Jesus, and ALSO to them whom he hath chosen and sent among them; for whoso receiveth not the words of Jesus AND the words of those whom he hath sent receiveth not him; and therefore he will NOT receive them at the last day;

And it would be better for them if they had not been born. For do ye suppose that ye can get rid of the justice of an offended God, who hath been trampled under feet of men, that thereby salvation might come?"

Yes, we should try to understand things, but if we don't and the Lord has spoken, the time to still obey is now. Yes, with some things it is hard, but obey we must.

Good luck!

grip
Meridian, ID

People tend to be down on what they are not up on. I listened to Leno one time and felt he was not up on much.

Mister J
Salt Lake City, UT

re: jeanie

"Mormons are not trying to be like the rest of America."

Then, why all the hoopla when... Marie Osmond has issues, Mitt ran for President, Detmer won the Heisman, or Glenn Beck says, or Amy Adams, Paul Walker were members????

Elliott Bay
Seattle, WA

'The laughter of the world is merely loneliness pathetically trying to reassure itself.'- Neal A. Maxwell —

Like so many other counterfeits, pornography only serves to isolate us from the ideal.

antodav
TAMPA, FL

"If you are a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you have to expect that from time to time you will be the recipient of scorn and ridicule, because you believe things and know things are true that are not fashionable and that other people will poke fun at and even ridicule or heap scorn on you. When it happens, say, well, that’s okay. That’s what we believe, we know it is true, and we stay the course."

Hard to swallow, but definitely, painfully true.

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