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Monday, 28 June 2010

Be careful what you watch | Catholic definition of pornography

(Chastity South Africa)

Article by Marc Aupiais

My mother always taught me: what goes into your mind stays there. When I watch television, I prefer to avoid any programs with sex scenes in, just as some might avoid pornography, the reason is quite simple: an actor or actress who partakes in a sex scene: by the Catholic definition: is partaking in pornography, and those who encourage these scenes are in fact encouraging the debasing of the human form, and therefore of the divine form, as God lifted the human being to divine.


"2351 Lust is disordered desire for or inordinate enjoyment of sexual pleasure. Sexual pleasure is morally disordered when sought for itself, isolated from its procreative and unitive purposes. [...]


2354 Pornography consists in removing real or simulated sexual acts from the intimacy of the partners, in order to display them deliberately to third parties. It offends against chastity because it perverts the conjugal act, the intimate giving of spouses to each other. It does grave injury to the dignity of its participants (actors, vendors, the public), since each one becomes an object of base pleasure and illicit profit for others. It immerses all who are involved in the illusion of a fantasy world. It is a grave offense. Civil authorities should prevent the production and distribution of pornographic materials."

Catechism of the Catholic Church.

And believe me when I say, there are shows on television which don't have sex scenes, mostly these are the ones I watch.

In fact, I also prefer not to watch shows where characters make out often: as the exchange of saliva is proven to make sexual acts easier, and outside of marriage is considered mortal sin by the church: passionate/French kissing that is.

If you disagree, then why not watch television instead of church on Sunday? Because all the church in the world cannot save you if you do not show Godly fruit. And instead increase the death of souls with no good cause.

A person is not their body, and by accepting or promoting immoral entertainments: you are committing the sin of scandal: the sin Jesus Christ calls the worst sin. And make no mistake: there are levels of sin and of pornography: if the people are really doing as they are portrayed as doing, i.e. if it is what the world calls pornography: then it is more grave.

And note the language "removing" - it does not matter if it is portrayed as secular pornography or not.

in reference to:

"2351 Lust is disordered desire for or inordinate enjoyment of sexual pleasure. Sexual pleasure is morally disordered when sought for itself, isolated from its procreative and unitive purposes."
- Catechism of the Catholic Church - The sixth commandment (view on Google Sidewiki)

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