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Pornography on the Internet is a new kind of plague spreading all over the world. It is seamlessly tearing apart the fabrics of societies, visibly corrupting the public morals, and damaging the institution of family. It is also here in our society and every Web user is aware of its presence.

“More than 60 percent of the country’s Internet users are visiting porn sites,” BBC reported quoting Pakistani telecoms officials. But many local users are still unaware of its impact and hence are indifferent about the need to combat this threat; some has simply chosen to ignore its presence. Even talking about pornography on any forum is considered taboo.

Like it or hate it, explicit images of nakedness on the Internet are popular. Free and easy access to naked flesh engaged in various acts is extremely popular.

Let me hurry to add a disclaimer that the Internet cannot be blamed for this because it is merely a tool; neutral, if you will. Restricting access to the Internet is also not a solution. Similarly, Playboy, Penthouse, or Hustler cultures overseas cannot be held responsible for exporting the trend here.

Dr. Irfan Mahmud Chaudhry, a psychotherapist in Lahore says, “Viewing nudity is a personal penchant that may lead to addiction and many other negative behavioural changes.”

Pornography began spreading with the advent of the Internet as a new medium of communications in the middle 1990s. Earlier, like the video cassette recorders and even earlier like printed material, the Internet has been effective because it allows viewing pornography anonymously in an absolute privacy without fear of being pointed out as sex-starved or a perverted psychopath.

Experts predict that cable modems and DSL connections will fuel even more growth in the trend. No wonder some people in the world have not only accepted porno but playfully heap it with high brow attention and defend it?

The technology allows access to and distribution of pornographic material — explicit graphics as well as textual — primarily via websites, peer-to-peer software, IRC, Usenet, blogs, and now through webcams to large audiences beyond geographical boundaries without meaningful restraints. Some of the programs even work independently of Web browsers like Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator, and can bypass many filters designed to block pornography and other objectionable material.

Content developer, distributors and all other who are involved in this evil activity are morally insensitive and enslaved by greed. They know the instinctive lure of human being and are capitalizing on it in a big way. NetRatings has estimated 34 million visits to porn sites in only one month. All this browsing has caused number of pornography Web pages to mushroom up to millions during the past few years.

Cyber porno has already become an industry and is in rapid expansion mode with huge sums involved in the field. Subscription services have come up, charging a fee to deliver access to large sites along with hundreds of small affiliate sites, generating a lot of revenues. Free contents are posted frequently in an effort to entice surfers to visit repeatedly, to sign up and gain instant access. Contents are generated and distributed elsewhere but empirical evidence is that the users’ market is rapidly growing here in our society.

The happening is not new, of course. It has been there in some form or the other. But what is unprecedented in the age of personal computers and the Internet is this: the mass consumption of cyber porno moving way beyond the pathetic stereotypes into the potent mainstream, the use of the Internet to rummage the smut, assault of covert and overt signals from different web sources and exposure to inappropriate sexual themes.

With some odd exceptions, the viewing of naked images is sinful in most religions. Different schools of thoughts and cultures also consider it at least objectionable, an idea of the Internet as a tool of free speech and issues of civil rights and liberties notwithstanding. Besides being degrading to humanity, “the act (of viewing porno) is harmful physically as well as mentally,” says Dr. Irfan Chaudhry.

One aspect that caught the world attention first is that children, who cannot distinguish what is right from what is wrong, might fall easy prey, hence they should be protected. It is one of the few areas which have been subject to law enforcement activities in many countries.

There have been measures aimed to restrict this happening, but the material remains widely available, much of it for free. That led to increasing demand for software products by concerned parents who are in the know of the matter, which could filter Web pages. A number of software developers have made big profits by selling filtering programs though nothing seems to be working.

Web filtering software is far from perfect. Some block many innocent sites along with the objectionable sites rendering the Internet experience as discouraging. “There is no demand for porno blocking software,” says an IT graduate and software vendor Azmat Hayat in Lahore. Another reason that efforts at restricting the viewing of pornography over the Internet have been largely ineffective is because of the high demand, which make restricting very difficult if not impossible.

Viewing pornography is a clear violation of the divine directives and suggested way of life in the first place. It reinforces sinful feelings. Scientific research even in more liberal societies has shown the profound effects pornography can have on human behaviour: thoughts, speech, desires, expectations, actions, habits, and lifestyle. It has been established beyond doubt that looking at pornography causes one to lust and leads to a desire to commit adultery. Continuous viewing of pornography over period leads to destructive addiction with seismic results. Even innocent users can have profound effects when by chance come to know of the seedier side of the Internet.

The dangerous effects of porno plague are not just for children. They are on victims of all ages.

So what should be done? First, every one must teach himself to live within the limits set by Allah the exalted. Parents (and elders) should set a positive personal example for the younger generation and guide them through the new experiences in life. The subject should be discussed deliberately and thoroughly. Raise awareness at home, in school, in mosques and at all other places of learning with the logic and reasoning in step with technology and the information age. Those peculiar net cafes should be regulated making them useful public places to view information restricting their ability to sit behind partitions and look for obscene material.

Pornography as it exists on the Internet and its proliferation is a global problem and should be taken as a global challenge. It is not an easy task, however. Nations of the world should join hands to combat it. Every one from major Internet providers and industry giants to local Internet Services Providers and net café owners should take steps to fight the dilemma.

Search engines should exclude the pages containing explicit material from their databases making it difficult for surfers to find them. Intellectuals, scholars, and writers should endeavour to shape the public opinion of all segments of society and shield people from the copious amount of explicit material flying freely in the cyber space.

I am decidedly anti any type of sensor in any form whatsoever, but the governments should enact strict laws against creation, hoisting, and distributing the contents that are immoral and harmful for the humanity. To me it is not a sensor. It is effort to make the Internet a safer place for users by balancing the rights of the individuals against the rights and needs of society as a whole. Nothing should be left undone to do that.

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  • http://www.elitistpig.com Dave Nalle

    Nice to see that the forces of mindless, self-righteous prudery, judgmentalism and censorship are just as strong in Pakistan as they are in the US.

    Why do you think that your personal hangups about nudity and sex should be forced on others through the force of law and government? Are you so percect that you ought to be allowed to determine what others can see and do?

    Dave

  • Bob Jones

    As long as it is all legal I couldn’t give a hoot, Pornography isn’t a problem – all we should care about is the Child Pornography, not some 25 year old blonde who took her kit off!

  • http://pornstudies.net/ Porn Student

    Why does people having sex bother you so much? Does your religion keep you from thinking?

  • http://www.morethings.com/log Al Barger

    “So what should be done? First, every one must teach himself to live within the limits set by Allah the exalted.”

    OK, that’s one possible approach. Might I suggest a counteroffer? I propose that Allah the exalted be bent over the couch and poked up the ass while being watched by millions via live webcam. Sounds like a major pay-per-view event.

    Other than that, Allah can definitely stay the hell out of my sphere of consciousness. Younguns seeing naked people rubbing up on one another isn’t the best thing for them, but I’d rather that than see them programmed with your repressive and far more destructive religious nonsense.

  • http://www.morethings.com/log Al Barger

    While we’re at it, here’s something to appeal to the prurient interests of the Muslim community: lesbian terrorist pictures. Enjoy.

  • http://victorplenty.blogspot.com Victor Plenty

    Al, did somebody tell you 72 virgins are waiting for you to get yourself killed by fanatics?

  • http://www.futonreport.net/ Matthew T. Sussman

    Al is short for Allah.

    !

  • http://www.morethings.com/log Al Barger

    Brother Victor, being killed by fanatics is always a possibility, but they have to get past my coon dog and our arsenal. A country boy can survive, and all that.

    That reminds me, I need to scrape me up $125 for one of our new Indiana lifetime carry permits.

    Suss, I’m not sure I’m understanding you. What’re you trying to say? Do I even want to know?

  • Clavos

    I am decidedly anti any type of sensor in any form whatsoever

    Coulda fooled me…

    Seems like the internet facilitates the spreading of all kinds of stuff across borders, not just porn,.

  • http://victorplenty.blogspot.com Victor Plenty

    Thanks, Sussman. So many things suddenly make sense now.

  • duane

    First, every one must teach himself to live within the limits set by Allah the exalted.

    OK, so how much internet porn does this Allah person say we can look at in a day? Does he limit the number of pictures? Like a 100 per day? Or does he limit the time? Like, say, two hours a day, tops? Does he make exceptions if you don’t have a DSL line?Or does he have something to say about the type of porn we can look at, like, oh, I dunno, no tranny stuff, or group sex?

    You know, Allah should look into all this internet celebrity gossip chit chat. Now, THAT is a problem. And sports. There’s too much sports. A big waste of time. And MTV … now … oh, nevermind.

    … governments should enact strict laws against creation, hoisting, and distributing the contents that are immoral and harmful for the humanity. To me it is not a sensor.

    Um, no. Bad idea.

    And for future reference, the word is “censor,” not “sensor.”

  • http://victorplenty.blogspot.com Victor Plenty

    With some people, we’re all better off if they never learn how to spell “censor.”

  • Clavos

    …and what’s wrong with “hoisting” (unless of course, it’s by your own petard)?

  • http://absent-mind.blogspot.com/ Jet in Columbus

    AL and I are going to have to talk about those fantasies… This has been a recorded announcement…

  • nugget

    excellent piece.

  • http://absent-mind.blogspot.com/ Jet in Columbus

    Is that an ass joke-that looks like a pornagraphic ass joke…

  • http://victorplenty.blogspot.com Victor Plenty

    Well, we all know you’re a piece-loving man.

  • http://absent-mind.blogspot.com/ Jet in Columbus

    Uh huh

  • http://www.morethings.com/log Al Barger

    Jet, this seems like a whole big marketing niche that might do especially well among more erudite gay clientele- satiric religious and political porn. Get some gay porn stars dressed up like the actor in Team America going undercover, and cast them as, say, UBL and Saddam Hussein going at it. That’d be my idea of “multiculturalism.”

  • http://www.elitistpig.com Dave Nalle

    Got to say that Al has it about right in #4. I’ll gladly pay $19.95 for the pay-per-view of Allah getting jumped into the Aryan Brotherhood.

    Dave

  • http://murasaki.blog-city.com Purple Tigress

    The comments here are sadly enlightening.

    With the sexual slavery going on in the US and in other countries, the only concern voiced here is child pornography? With the spread of STDs and the rise of feminism, pornography is still seen as harmless?

    Gee if Mel Gibson had only targeted Muslims and Allah like some of the people here, he wouldn’t be in such trouble and that’s a sad commentary on Americans. Muslim bashing is still OK, I guess.

    Muslims don’t believe in drinking alcohol either. Good for them. I don’t believe in drinking alcohol or pornography.

    I enjoyed reading this piece. However, the more educational part is reading the comments and being reminded of the low mentality of some people.

  • Ruvy in Jerusalem

    A censer never helped a dead man, and a censor never helped a live one. But a sensor, if it senses incoming missiles or gunfire, can save your life.

    Purple Tigress, I tend to agree with the author here on the issue of internet pornography – particularly the points about the possibility of addiction to it. Pornography degrades a person. And you have the politest way of calling the leading writers here by the nastiest names – without either using the names or calling them anything….

    Cool.

    Shabbat Shalom,

  • Nancy

    Porn is always victimization of women & children by MEN. That says it all.

  • http://blogcritics.org/writer.php?name=gonzo%20marx gonzo marx

    Nancy.. just something for you to think about

    a large number of the production companies making porn nowadays are owned and operated by women

    this is a thorny Issues in many ways, and i tend to go with the “freedom of the press” bit , as long as those involved are consenting adults

    if not, then bust the bastards Responsible to the fullest extent of the Law…

    however, that is an Issue revolving around the “consenting adult” parts, and NOT abot the content itself… which is basicly harmless

    but i do agree, that the unscrupulous, the exploiters and other criminals , should be fully prosecuted

    and the rest left alone

    your mileage may vary

    Excelsior?

  • Nancy

    Regarding consentings, I don’t care either. That’s their problem. However, I am correct in pointing out the vast, vast majority of porn is produced by men for men, using women & kids. Damn little porn is done for women, as most women don’t like porn so there isn’t a market for it. As for women owning or producing porn, perhaps, but I’ll bet they’re few & far between.

  • http://blogcritics.org/writer.php?name=gonzo%20marx gonzo marx

    Nancy.. you are not factually accurate

    the growth is from production companies owned and operated by women who had been in the industry, most of the soft core you see on cable is done by women owned companies

    also, your statement of women not enjoying these types of films is much less correct now than it was 20 years ago… it seems a lot fo people like sex… crazy , ain’t it?

    now, as i stated, those that exploit, or are utilizing other than consenting adults… shoudl be prosecuted for those crimes to the fullest extent of the Law for just that… exploiting non-consenting people, or perhaps castrated for those that exploit children

    leave the rest alone…

    just me.. but that’s the Way i see it

    Excelsior?

  • http://www.morethings.com/log Al Barger

    Miss Tigress, like Brother Ruvy, I appreciate the artfulness of your expression of disapproval of me. However, you’re off base by a good way.

    Porn is probably something of a vice. It’s mostly not the best thing you could be doing with your time. If you lack perspective, it could perhaps tend to warp your ideas of sex and relationships. I would tend to think of it as akin to drinking- a little of it’s no big sin, but some people don’t handle it well and a bunch of it probably isn’t going to be good for you.

    But I’ma have to absolutely call bullshit on Miss Nancy when she says “Porn is always victimization of women & children by MEN.” For starters, it mostly doesn’t involve children, so leave that completely out- nor does it always involve women. Beyond that, I would certainly prefer that none of my womenfolk CHOOSE to work in porn. I can’t think it’d be something you’d be proud to show the grandkids one day. But the participants are there voluntarily, so can the faked up victim shit.

    However, it is, as PT would say, “educational” to see how the Stalinist tendencies of some feminist types lead them to want to make common cause even with Taliban thinking.

    What is MUCH, MUCH worse than porn are Muslim religious nuts proclaiming that we all need to submit to the will of Allah- and that they’ll kill us if we don’t. The fruits of modern Islam are FAR worse than anything caused by looking at dirty pictures.

    That’s not an expression of pre-judice- I watched the news before I reached that conclusion. Even the very day this piece was published the Pakistani government is helping to thwart a plot to blow up a bunch of British/US passenger planes. Perhaps some of these guys would benefit from at least a virtual date with Jenna Jameson.

    Bullshit also to Miss Tigress on comparing my comments to Mel Gibson’s hateful and unprovoked anti-Semitic rant. Jews haven’t done anything to Mel, and they’re not out trying to impose their worldview on everyone else. The hate and prejudice comes from the other side of the aisle, what with Muslims wanting to kill us, and a big part of the worldwide Muslim community either abetting, making excuses or standing by idly.

    Now this is the first I’ve seen of this new guy Mr Shirazi. He seems to be an erudite and thoughtful fellow. I’ve not said one word against him personally. So far as I know, he’s totally super cool.

    However, the worst danger we face in the entire world is exactly from Muslims -in Pakistan especially- ready to establish worldwide Islamic-based fascism and kill all US infidels. They’re a far worse threat than any dirty movie, and that’s not hate or prejudice on my part.

    I’m not intending on blaming our Mr Shirazi for that, or the tone of my words would have been a lot darker. Still, here’s a new guy from Pakistan, and the first thing I’m hearing from him is how we need to stamp out pornography on the internet. That’s already starting out on the wrong foot with me. To put it very mildly, I am not the least bit interested in Muslims telling me what kind of pictures I can look at on the internet.

    If Mr Shirazi was actually trying to make the world a better place, instead of advocating censorship of private vice, he’d be turning his talents to writing against the Taliban and other sources of murder and oppression in his own backyard.

  • http://www.elitistpig.com Dave Nalle

    With the sexual slavery going on in the US and in other countries, the only concern voiced here is child pornography? With the spread of STDs and the rise of feminism, pornography is still seen as harmless?

    Last I checked Sexual Slavery was illegal pretty much everywhere but Saudi Arabia, while pornography is legal most everywhere again, except Saudi Arabia. What does it tell you that the country which bans pornography allows slavery?

    And a lot of feminists support pornography because it is NOT inherently exploitative of women. If anyone is exploited, it’s the consumers of pornography, and they’re being exploited by women willing to manipulate them hormonally through the display of their naked form.

    Dave

  • http://www.nationalvanguard.com/ Richard Brodie

    Dave Nalle says: Nice to see that the forces of mindless, self-righteous prudery, judgmentalism and censorship are just as strong in Pakistan as they are in the US.

    as he “self-righteously judges” as a “mindless prude” someone whose takes a different position than his own.

    Internet pornography is just one more prong in the many-pronged liberal attack on traditional morality – in this case targetting the traditional notion that it is not appropriate to put one’s private parts and sexual activities on public display.

    Since the massive pervasiveness of pornography on the internet makes it available to the entire population, including kids, why should those advocating allowing it, not also be advocating allowing people to go naked and engage in sexual intercourse in any public park, on any public sidewalk, etc.?

    Maybe this WILL be the next push, just as the homosexual assault on traditional ideas about marriage is now expanding to include polyamory.

  • http://www.elitistpig.com Dave Nalle

    Since the massive pervasiveness of pornography on the internet makes it available to the entire population, including kids, why should those advocating allowing it, not also be advocating allowing people to go naked and engage in sexual intercourse in any public park, on any public sidewalk, etc.?

    Because the internet is private and public parks are PUBLIC. Duh.

    And if you’re concerned about your kids accessing porn there are many ways to restrict their access, not least of which explaining it to them and telling them to stay the hell away from it – which they’ll do if you’ve raised them halfway properly.

    Dave

  • http://www.elitistpig.com Dave Nalle

    And just let me add that at the age of 10 in the 1960s I knew how to get hold of porn (such as it was back then) and I didn’t need the internet to do it.

    Dave

  • http://www.morethings.com/log Al Barger

    Oh Richard, you so crazy. But of course there’s a world of difference between people getting naked on the street where you can’t avoid seeing it on your way to school or the grocery store, vs it being readily available on the internet where it’s not difficult to find if you want it.

    I’m all in favor of “traditional morality,” but you don’t get to force it off on people who have other tastes. And you especially do not get to enforce your ideas of traditional morality on me from the other side of the world, say, Pakistan.

    What exactly is this “polyamory” you speak of? Never heard of it. It sounds promising.

  • Scott Butki

    Yeah I just walked down the hall and checked under my dad’s dresser.

    Beides the pictues on the Net are soooo tiny.

  • http://blogcritics.org/writer.php?name=gonzo%20marx gonzo marx

    geez Al, you’ve read Heinlein and don’t remember polyamory, polyandery, polygamy, line marriages and the rest?

    just means you love more than one person at a time

    hence, non-traditional forms of marriage such as the others listed

    ya know i live ta serve

    Excelsior?

  • http://www.elitistpig.com Dave Nalle

    Scott, you clearly need to invest in a bigger monitor.

    Dave

  • http://www.nationalvanguard.com/ Richard Brodie

    Dave says: Because the internet is private and public parks are PUBLIC. Duh

    Well, let’s see, front yards are “private” property, aren’t they?

    And the internet is not any more “private”:

    Al says: there’s a world of difference between people getting naked on the street where you can’t avoid seeing it

    If you’re in an internet cafe you can’t avoid seeing porn on somebody’s screen as you’re walking past!

    Actually in both cases, people fucking on the street or people fucking on the screen, if you notice it you have the option of not continuing to stare.

  • zingzing

    oh richard. “liberal attack?” i had no idea porn was a political weapon. i prick thee with mine money-shot!

    if you don’t like porn, don’t look at it. simple. i like porn. it’s great. it’s been around forever, and it’s been as available as possible forever. it will always be around. it’s a part of human society, and always has been, so get used to it, get over it, or get off on it.

    you prude. got nothing to do with your politics or your opinion, it’s got everything to do with the definition of “prude.” you are a prude.

    and yes, it’s a homosexual thing to have multiple lovers. yes… sure… i’ve never seen (had) multiple heterosexual lovers… nev-er…

    get over thyself. or at least stop trying to moralize for the rest of us, you monk. i’m going to get off right now, and i’m at work.

  • duane

    Purple Tigress says: However, the more educational part is reading the comments and being reminded of the low mentality of some people.

    Perhaps you, with your high mentality, could take a second to realize that porn is not the main issue. The agendas of people living under the delusions they so willingly adopt by adherence to archaic superstition is the larger issue. Ascribing what are, after all, human judgments concerning morality to an invisible being is the height of human folly. Citing said invisible being is expected by those passing judgment to carry an added weight and authority — “And God spoke saying … ” Are we to buy into the “philosophy” that says an omniscient and omnipotent being is mindful of the danger to children engendered by internet porn but is yet, in His Infinite Wisdom, fully reconciled with babies drowning in their cribs under a wall of water engendered by a tsunami?

    Strip away the Allah references, and then there’s something worth discussing. But it is a very human issue.

  • zingzing

    nancy: “most women don’t like porn.”

    me: HA! oh hahahaha. you lying liar! that’s the silliest thing i’ve read all day.

    nancy: “there is no market for it.”

    me: omfg. again! lies! how can there be no market for it when there’s a fucking market for it?!

    i must say this: most women i’ve dated in the past few years have been more into porn than i am. maybe it’s because i get my fair share of female nudity through them… maybe it’s because i’m attracted to women with bi tendancies (who wouldn’t be attracted to women?–it’s one more thing we have in common), or maybe it’s just that HUMANS (all types) LIKE LOOKING AT NAKED HUMANS!

    oh yeah, and your “men exploit us poor women” shit is quite passe. as far as i can tell, the man-woman relationship traditionally is pretty much a lovely exploitation perpetrated on men by women. (i say that with tongue in cheek, but it’s got some element of truth in it.)

  • Clavos

    Dave Nalle sez:

    Last I checked Sexual Slavery was illegal pretty much everywhere but Saudi Arabia, while pornography is legal most everywhere again, except Saudi Arabia. What does it tell you that the country which bans pornography allows slavery?

    Hhmm…That they don’t need porn ’cause they got slavery? :>)

  • mike

    biggest porn users are young men and MIDDLE AGED WOMEN

  • http://www.futonreport.net/ Matthew T. Sussman

    Biggest in terms of weight you mean.

  • http://www.morethings.com/log Al Barger

    Brother Gonzo, I must admit shamefully that my vocabulary of sexual perversions and alternatives from Heinlein is a bit rusty. I’ll have to brush up- if Purple Tigress, Nancy and the Pakistanis give me permission.

  • JustOneMan

    Zing…what about all the the pedophilia and MANBLA sites..you spend hours a day on…when your not boring us with your inane posts

  • http://absent-mind.blogspot.com/ Jet in Columbus

    Just one Man-that was uncalled for, petty, and should’ve been deleted by the comments editor

  • zingzing

    jom–pedophilia and NAMBLA (i think that this is what you are referring to…) are illegal, whilst good ol consenting adult fucking and sucking is quite legal and tasty.

    i spend hours a day looking at pedophilia and man-boy love? news to me. i must stop taking so many mind-altering drugs and get internet at home… i’m sure that kind of activity would be noticed here at work.

    oh yeah, you calling my posts inane is laughable. i’m afraid you should take a look in a mirror. you get laid often?

  • mike

    nambla-is it not national association of marlon brando look-alikes?

  • duane

    JOM confused NAMBLA with a 12-step program he’s signed up for called MANBLA — My Arguments Need Better Logical Analysis.

    He’s still stuck on Step #1 — Do not fall victim to the self-defeating rhetorical tactic of projecting your own desires and inclinations onto others.

  • http://blogcritics.org/writer.php?name=gonzo%20marx gonzo marx

    oh …SNAP…

    that’s 2 comments so far that duane has done a drive by spanking on…

    i’m in Awe…and Jealous i didn’t think of ’em first…

    /golfclap

    well done duane!

    Excelsior?

  • Clavos

    Just to keep the record straight: NAMBLA itself is not illegal; in fact, the ACLU has defended their right to free speech.

    NAMBLA members alleged activities with young boys are another matter; they are most decidedly illegal.

  • http://www.futonreport.net/ Matthew T. Sussman

    For the record, Drive By Spanking is in my favorites.

  • zingzing

    hmm. yer right, nambla isn’t illegal. my mistake. sorry nambla folks.

  • http://zomboscloset.blogspot.com Iloz Zoc

    What troubles me most about this viewpoint is the directive to live within limits set by, basically, an omnipotent being. I find it odd that all powerful beings always insist on setting limits. Why does every religion insist on setting limits? And which God defines those limits?

    I rather talk more about freedoms and the protection of those freedoms, especially in regard to the freedoms of individuals to persue activities that some may disagree with, as long as those activities do not cause harm to another individual, young or old, and are not harmful to the person pursuing them.

    I have no wish to follow the precepts of exalted Allah, Jesus Christ, or his father. I much rather follow the precepts of humanity, which so far seem to elude most Gods. Those precepts include, but are not limited to the helping of my fellow man where I can, not killing him because he does not set limits based on the teachings of supposed godly beings, and expecting to be treated, as well as to treat others, with respect and the simple notion that everyone deserves to breathe the air without ducking due to incoming ordinance, raise a family without being thrown in chaos and despair due to continual fighting between two equal but opposing forces of unreasonable limit setting, and experience life as a way to growing one’s potential and spirit without breaking it in the process.

    The directive of our founding fathers to separate church and state has never been so clear a necessity as it is today. Gods do not need to live normal and ordinary lives, but we do.

  • zingzing

    well. that was put nicely.

  • Soulamatic

    NAMBLA – Never-Again-My-Butt-Like-Aches !!!

  • http://www.morethings.com/log Al Barger

    Hey, y’all are allowed to believe in whatever kind of religious hocus pocus gets you through the night, Allah or feminism or global warming- it’s all good… for YOU. I’ll pick my own poisons though, thank you very much.

    To me, this is all about the Bill of Rights, much like our gun rights. As Charlton Heston might say, you can have my porno when you pry my fingers from my cold dead peter.

  • http://catherinejames.blogspot.com/ cat

    “I am decidedly anti any type of sensor in any form whatsoever, but the governments should enact strict laws against creation, hoisting, and distributing the contents that are immoral and harmful for the humanity.”

    Definition of censor (as is implied in your article): “A person authorized to examine books, films, or other material and to remove or suppress what is considered morally, politically, or otherwise objectionable.”

    Hate to break it to ya buddy but you *DO* support censorship when it comes to porn.

  • JustOneMan

    Zing….you asked “you get laid often?

    Thats between me and your mom!

  • zingzing

    oooh. good one.

  • smart1

    Porn isn’t free speech, it’s stimulation. The whole censorship/free speech issue is misused by ppl in the porn industry and those who support it.
    If you think porn is free speech, please, enlighten us as to the speech part… where is it?

    Obviously porn of all types needs to be controlled, especially on the internet.

  • http://www.RosesSpanishBoots.com Christopher Rose

    Porn is freedom of expression not, as you erroneously state, free speech.

    I don’t care for porn but I don’t see any reason why it should be regulated or controlled.

    I do see why judgemental control freaks need to be controlled though…