Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Pornography: Unredeemable Evil

Father Angelo Mary Geiger addresses the Matt McGuiness CNA "pornography doesn't go far enough" article on his blog.  It's far more emotionally restrained than my reaction; it catches some of the subtleties of the article that I was too appalled to deal with; and it's worth a read.

He ends with this.

The purveyors of our porn culture, whether the conscienceless reptiles in Eastern Europe who exploit poor women, or arrogant sleaze bags like Larry Flint,  or pop-scoundrels like Hugh Hefner, are not to be cut some slack by blaming Victorian moralists or the failure of modern Christian culture to educate desire. These men have loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds are evil (cf. Jn 3:19). Pornography is unredeemable evil.  McGuiness is wrong.  The “why” and the “how” of pornography are only secondary questions to the “what.”  Pornography is satanic, and for that reason its cure is in the first place a matter of deliverance.

5 comments:

Chris said...

McGuiness's idea is also deeply flawed in being ignorant or naive of how porn works, including its addictive nature on the biochemical and neurological level. To suggest that people feed something which can addict themselves and then later hope they can climb out of it is crazy!

Scott W. said...

Even the hippy priest at a marriage retreat I attended said that pornography was satanic.

Scott W. said...

P.S. I see a certain interlocutor has infested frangelo's combox with his counsels of darkness. I don't know Fr. Angelo, but perhaps he should be warned.

Kevin O'Brien said...
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Anonymous said...

Another Catholic who's been on EWTN drinks the Kool-aid :(
http://acculturated.com/2013/12/09/playboy-at-sixty-a-semi-defense-of-hugh-hefner/