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crashfrog
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Message 76 of 134 (263948)
11-28-2005 9:29 PM
Reply to: Message 73 by amun
11-28-2005 4:49 PM


Re: sexploitation or molestation?
I've always understood "innocent" to mean "not guilty of a crime." I don't understand why "innocent" to you means "totally ignorant about sex, a completely natural body function." I don't even begin to understand why you think that's an appropriate or enviable condition for a child. Is the sex you're having so bad that you wish you could forget all about it, or something?
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Silent H
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Message 77 of 134 (264007)
11-29-2005 5:16 AM
Reply to: Message 74 by Guido Arbia
11-28-2005 8:40 PM


Porn is obviouslly immoral, unethical, perverted, destructive, corruptive, and a threat to the mechanics of any mind that is victimized by it.

Absolutely, thankfully no minds are ever victimized by it.

Porn is very addictive like a sigaret, and people who start getting into can't quit.

Says the guy with no stats and admittedly no experience with porn.

Jesus is VERY UNHAPPY with this porn business.

Says the blasphemer who pretends he can speak for Jesus and judge others. Way to go. Perhaps if you are not watching porn, you should read more from the Bible.

There is so much money being made off of all that crap. I don't even see why people find such things appealing, for whenever a thought related to such things enters my mind it makes me sick.

Could it be that you are the one having the problem? Even though I like porn, everytime I see a sexual image I do not get rabidly turned on, yet every sexual thought you have makes you sick? That sounds pretty badly fixated.

If you are ever going to be fruitful and multiply "such things" are going to have to enter your head and not make you sick.

At least my mind is stable enough that it is impossible for me to find such things appealling or become addicted, unlike many teen agers today.

But it sounds like you are addicted. You are simply addicted in the reverse way. You have a problem if sex makes you feel sick and you do not find such things appealing.

That really pissed me off, because not only was he making assumptions of my character, but he was putting me in a box with mathematical probability labelled on it, as if I don't have free will. What an idiot!

1) Didn't you just get done making assumptions about every other person's character, including one of the pastor's of your church?

2) Didn't you just put all people who like porn into a box without any basis in probabilities, as if they don't have free will, and you yourself suggest have no free will?

3) Guess who looks like an idiot to everyone he just insulted (which happens to be everyone else in the world), while insinuating he is the only person with free will, able to draw conclusions based on no evidence, and can speak for Jesus?


holmes
"...what a fool believes he sees, no wise man has the power to reason away.."(D. Bros)
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berberry
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Message 78 of 134 (264015)
11-29-2005 5:38 AM
Reply to: Message 76 by crashfrog
11-28-2005 9:29 PM


Re: sexploitation or molestation?
The word 'innocent' is often used to mean 'little child' in contexts which highlight the child's lack of knowledge about sex. This meaning comes down to us from the slaughter of the innocents in Matthew 2. Of course, there's nothing in the passage to imply that children 2 and under have no sexual experience, but since Christians have always been obsessed with sexuality, it seems natural that they think of people in terms of who is and who isn't sexually experienced.


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Sept. 20, 2005.
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amun
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Message 79 of 134 (264257)
11-29-2005 6:19 PM
Reply to: Message 76 by crashfrog
11-28-2005 9:29 PM


Re: sexploitation or molestation?
How old are you?... Maybe your intellectual jargon is bigger than the sex you wish you had with beautiful women?..Let me guess, your no Brad Pitt maybe more like the Bill Gates type!(WOW)..The women are begging you to take them out.....
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Message 80 of 134 (264276)
11-29-2005 7:01 PM
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11-29-2005 6:19 PM


Re: sexploitation or molestation?
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    crashfrog
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    Message 81 of 134 (264288)
    11-29-2005 7:28 PM
    Reply to: Message 79 by amun
    11-29-2005 6:19 PM


    Re: sexploitation or molestation?
    How old are you?...

    Old enough. You? You don't appear to be old enough to answer my question. Or maybe I should say smart enough?

    Maybe your intellectual jargon is bigger than the sex you wish you had with beautiful women?

    ...what? Seriously, I don't follow this at all.

    Let me guess, your no Brad Pitt maybe more like the Bill Gates type!(WOW)

    Bill Gates is married to a model, you might be interested to know. And I'm married to the most beautiful woman who ever rolled a twenty-sided die.


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    cavediver
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    Message 82 of 134 (264490)
    11-30-2005 2:17 PM
    Reply to: Message 81 by crashfrog
    11-29-2005 7:28 PM


    Re: sexploitation or molestation?
    And I'm married to the most beautiful woman who ever rolled a twenty-sided die.

    Oh, I am sorry Crash. That bad? I feel for you ;)

    From someone who has been rolling platonic solids for over 25 years now, the role-playing community has never been my first choice for wife-hunting ground. I found the wife, then introduced her to role-playing... hmmm, that can be taken several ways...


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    crashfrog
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    Message 83 of 134 (264511)
    11-30-2005 3:06 PM
    Reply to: Message 82 by cavediver
    11-30-2005 2:17 PM


    Re: sexploitation or molestation?
    From someone who has been rolling platonic solids for over 25 years now, the role-playing community has never been my first choice for wife-hunting ground.

    Well, I certainly didn't start making character sheets to meet the ladies, for sure. But when she walked in the room I failed a Fort save and took 1d4 Con damage - to my heart. :D

    Seriously, I'll see if I can get her permission to post a picture. You'll see. She's hawt! Hot hot hot.

    I found the wife, then introduced her to role-playing... hmmm, that can be taken several ways...

    Heh heh - I once suggested a little role-playing... in the bedroom. She asked me where we were supposed to roll the dice.


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    cavediver
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    Message 84 of 134 (264522)
    11-30-2005 3:33 PM
    Reply to: Message 83 by crashfrog
    11-30-2005 3:06 PM


    Re: sexploitation or molestation?
    But when she walked in the room I failed a Fort save and took 1d4 Con damage - to my heart.

    Where's the vomit smiley when you need it :laugh:

    Seriously, I'll see if I can get her permission to post a picture

    Permission? Why? Is she higher level than you?

    Sounds like time for a Coffee House role-playing nostalgia trip...


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    crashfrog
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    Message 85 of 134 (264524)
    11-30-2005 3:40 PM
    Reply to: Message 84 by cavediver
    11-30-2005 3:33 PM


    Re: sexploitation or molestation?
    Permission? Why? Is she higher level than you?

    No, but she is the Keeper of a Most Holy Secret of Secrets, and that's a secret that I would like to continue to... know, if you get my drift, and let's just say that if I piss her off, it won't matter how high my Cha modifier is. Assuming I don't have to roll a save vs. death, that is.

    Sounds like time for a Coffee House role-playing nostalgia trip...

    Put up your screen, GM.


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    Thugpreacha
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    Message 86 of 134 (264528)
    11-30-2005 3:45 PM
    Reply to: Message 3 by IrishRockhound
    11-23-2005 6:57 PM


    Sexual Expression: Definition of it
    I.R.H. writes:

    Pornography is a touchy subject in the US. Over here, it's apparently ignored except for child pornography (and there the big question is child exploitation).

    Well...all of us have seen pornography and some of us are addicted to it. Lets define it, first.
    Websters writes:

    por•nog•ra•phy \pÕr-"nä-gr€-fÈ\ n : the depiction of erotic behavior intended to cause sexual excitement — por•no•graph•ic \'pÕr-n€-"gra-fik\ adj


    I am of the firm opinion that exploitation of a minor is a crime...thus, this is an adult issue.
    IrishRockHound writes:

    Is it wrong? Is it right? Is it a gift from the gods? What about fetish porn, hentai, Greek nudes, lapdancing, whatever?

    Legally, this is a free country and consenting adults can do whatever they want. In the context of my Beliefs, however, pornography is akin to idolatry of the human form. Personally, I have never been addicted to porn. Naked people of either sex never have turned me on. And I never understood the difference between soft core porn and hard core porn...can something be pornographic if people have clothes on? James Dobson seemed to think that the Abercrombie and Fitch catalogue was "pornographic".
    How do you feel about human sexual expression?
    What is sexual expression? Is that what Crashfrog is doing?
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    crashfrog
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    Message 87 of 134 (264532)
    11-30-2005 3:55 PM
    Reply to: Message 86 by Thugpreacha
    11-30-2005 3:45 PM


    Re: Sexual Expression: Definition of it
    And I never understood the difference between soft core porn and hard core porn..

    Hardcore porn has penetrative acts. Softcore porn is just naked women, basically just sitting or laying there. Or standing, if that floats your boat.

    At least, that's how I've always defined those terms. Holmes, your thoughts? It's probably a fuzzy boundary.


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    Silent H
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    Message 88 of 134 (264545)
    11-30-2005 4:49 PM
    Reply to: Message 87 by crashfrog
    11-30-2005 3:55 PM


    Re: Sexual Expression: Definition of it
    Holmes, your thoughts? It's probably a fuzzy boundary.

    It is indeed a very fuzzy boundary and one that has had an impact in people discussing the "problems" of pornography.

    As there is no set definition, or no set working definition, studies investigating effects of porn have used various ones. It can be as you guys just said, or IIRC more frequently soft is divided from hard based on violence within the sexual acts. Thus actually seeing penetrative sex is not hardcore, but sex within a BDSM or rape scene would be.

    That's why you sometimes have people (usually antiporn feminists) quoting a study saying that "hardcore" porn causes desensitization towards violence against women, and they discuss it using the def you guys used, but if the study is actually looked at they meant the violence only. Indeed if the studies are looked at one may find (ahem... will find) that graphic sexual porn in that study they quote actually had a lessening effect, and the researchers went on to conclude that violence itself was the factor for desensitization.

    Frankly I don't care how a person defines hard vs soft or if they use such terms at all. The most important thing to me is that they openly define what they mean, stay consistent to that definition, and then when quoting studies make sure the study uses the same definition.

    If I use such terms then I'd generally use it as you guys were suggesting, hard means full action seen, soft is nudity and perhaps some hints at sex going on... but that does not make anyone's defs correct.


    holmes
    "...what a fool believes he sees, no wise man has the power to reason away.."(D. Bros)
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    Philip
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    Message 89 of 134 (264552)
    11-30-2005 6:20 PM
    Reply to: Message 86 by Thugpreacha
    11-30-2005 3:45 PM


    Re: Television, etc. is Porn: All are Guilty?
    Phat writes:

    James Dobson seemed to think that the Abercrombie and Fitch catalogue was "pornographic".

    I think David Wilkerson (Nicky Cruz mentor) once wrote something like:

    "Television is pure pornagraphy"

    ...which seems to fit the definition (*erotic idolotry*) as well.

    To which I'd add: "All are guilty of porn to various degrees"

    Hence, the biblical warning to us *porn-agains*: "He that has not sinned let him cast the first s..."

    I'm certainly ashamed to speak of such that goes on in my shameful *closet*, (let alone brag about television, etc.), knowing that it seems very *appropriate* to *cover ones nakedness* (even on this EvC site).

    For my daughters to privately and/or publicly engage in erotic idolatry (any level), though forgivable, seems to me a shame, a *bagage*, and a dishonor unto *holiness*, me-as-a-parent, and/or *future family integrity* (another topic perhaps)

    This message has been edited by Philip, 11-30-2005 06:24 PM


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    Guido Arbia
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    Message 90 of 134 (264568)
    11-30-2005 8:19 PM
    Reply to: Message 75 by crashfrog
    11-28-2005 9:27 PM


    You're always telling us how unlikely evolution is, but we're supposed to believe that you're the one teenage male who's not at all interested in naked women?

    The visualization of the act makes me sick not the act itself. I am resistant to the imagry of a naked woman. It does NOT dwell in my mind. If I allowed it to stay, I would be sinning.

    At some point, your curiosity will overcome your fear.

    Fear? What are you refering to?

    Hopefully it'll be a revelation to you; it was for me. Looking at porn never screwed anybody up, especially as teenagers.

    LOL. Your screwed up to hell.

    You know how the OP talks about people who go insane because they have no sexual release?

    Yes, because they stir up sexual desire by looking at porn.

    Your obvious and dripping disdain for sexual enjoyment is going to seriously screw you up, I recommend getting over it as soon as possible.

    OK. After marrage is as soon as possible for me.


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