Nightline: Is America Addicted to Porn?

Watch it all (and please note it is only appropriate for certain audiences). Pornography is also the topic of the cover story of Christianity Today this month (not yet available on the web).


Posted in * Culture-Watch, Pornography

7 comments on “Nightline: Is America Addicted to Porn?

  1. yohanelejos says:

    This is important — and you can all too easily get caught up in it.

  2. bob carlton says:

    Thanks for these posts, Kendall.

    The lack of comments is one of those silences that is deafening.

  3. rudydog says:

    #2 Give it time or is your inference that people are not replying because they are (shamefully) addicted to pornography? I don’t watch it or even consider it legitimate free expression. Nor was I going to respond to this story until I saw your curious comment. It is a story of which I am aware and frankly do not like to watch videos You Tube or other visual expressions as a form of communication. And I am sure that there are many more that use this blog who feel similarly.

  4. Words Matter says:

    I saw this episode when it aired. I thought it was a waste of time, more flash than substance. Why would I comment on it here?

  5. Katherine says:

    I’m not sure that the lack of comments means anything sinister, #2. We can hope it means the readers of this blog don’t have pornography problems. However, pornography does cause serious problems in marriages, and I simply do not believe the apologists who claim that pornography has no relationship to increased violence against women and the deterioration of the culture. The girly posters of WWII and the fairly innocuous nudes of the early Playboy years have given way to truly degrading images. To claim, as many do, that this all has no effect on anyone, and further, that free speech requires us to tolerate the dissemination of degrading and violent images, is misguided, to put it mildly.

  6. Larry Morse says:

    Porn is bad for you? Well. Another epiphany from those who study the obvious-to-everyone-who-has-a-grain-of-common-sense.

    Why has porn spread? Because the present generation and the preceding one have supplanted objective reality with virtual reality. The sound of physical window breaking has been supplanted by the sound of a window breaking on television. The distant and the secondary has supplanted the real and primary. What a Brave New World, nor are we out of it – if I can run two quotes together. LM

  7. Widening Gyre says:

    I can’t remember where I read this, but somewhere there was an article about today’s younger evangelicals (30 and under) and it suggested that their concerns are not the same concerns of the over 30 evangelical crowd (don’t hold me on the ages but you catch my drift). It went on to say that the younger evangelicals are less concerned about abortion and homosexuality and more concerned with with pornography and gambling–two issues that effect them daily. Anybody have a reference for that one? As an aside, I was totally flabergasted when some 20-somethings told me about their internet gambling winnings!