Porno ist eine Waffe

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  1. Thomas1987

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    "Porn is a weapon"

    Hey guys I haven't posted here in a while.

    I think you'll find the following video by Julia Tourianski very helpful, it's up on her channel entitled 'Brave The World'.

    She gives an overview about how we all first encountered pornography and then goes on to discuss the consequences of continued use.

     
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    While I like this talk by Tourianski, I must point out that there's a part I disagree with.

    I don't think that any thought or idea is evil. I think that people do evil things, and I think that you can refer to a person or a group of people as 'evil' if they have done in the past and continue to do bad things, but I don't think that any thought or idea that any person has is evil.

    All the religions I've tried, Christianity, Buddhism, Hare Krishna, Islam, have a similar view on temptation. Temptation is something that we all experience, and it is totally separate from our morals, values and beliefs. Even in Islam, when we experience temptation and when we are considering doing something bad, we are said to be "only whispering to ourselves". They say that wrongdoing is judged on 3 levels:
    (Level 1) You think about doing something, you consider doing it, i.e. "whispers to yourself". There is no penalty here. The whispers are free.
    (Level 2) You try to do something, but you don't succeed (for example you want to get the bus to the next town to commit adultery, but you stand at the bus stop and the bus never arrives). There is judgment for this.
    (Level 3) You do a bad thing. There is the greatest judgement for this.

    Now I'm not saying that we all become Muslims, or even that we start to take on the morality systems of any religion. But I do think we need to be clear about something: Temptation is not our fault. We are no better nor worse a person for experiencing temptation. If you know a person and if you think they are very well-behaved and that they never do anything wrong -- well there's a German saying "You can see a person's forehead but you can't see what's going on behind it". You have no idea how much temptation another person is resisting in their day to day life.

    I was at a Christian church last year, it was actually an African Nigerian church (RCCG), and the pastor was saying: "The man didn't drown from falling into the river -- The man drowned from staying in the river!". If we are working in a bank or a small cash office and we see a bundle of bills left to one side, it isn't our first glance that is the problem. It's the second and third glance that is the problem.

    Tourianski in her video seems to have no sympathy toward the group she mentions, where as I do. I don't think there's anything wrong with any thought or idea that anyone has -- in fact I find it admirable for a person to experience temptation but to resist it for the sake of putting their values first.

    You should really watch Tourianski's video above though, it's 13 minutes long.
     
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