Quote# 107197

Aside from bringing out the absolute worst in people, the internet has created an addiction that is engulfing millions of men and women in its abyss: the addiction to pornography. It goes without say that this addiction has ruined the lives of millions of men and the lives of their wives and children. Even if a man or woman is not addicted to such websites filled with complete tum'ah (spiritual filth), the simple act of going to these sites once in a while is enough to kill them and their relationship with their families.

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It is obvious that parents who give their kids free reign to use unrestricted internet are putting their children in serious, potentially life-threatening danger. But this is just one aspect of a larger problem.

The larger problem, I believe, is the progressively decaying morals of society in general. What morals, you ask? Good question. I think the answer is precisely in that question. These days, anything goes. Everything is okay. Whatever you want to do, more power to you. If it feels good to you, go for it! And cliché after cliché after cliché.

Except this is really what life has become. People have become so concerned with living their lives for themselves, they don't know how to make room in their hearts for others. We have become a cold-hearted, depraved, and self-centered society.

So what is a parent supposed to do if he wants to prevent his children from growing up in such a laissez-faire world? In my mind, there are two options:

a) build an underground cave in your home and hide your kids there until, well, indefinitely

b) pack up and move to a family-oriented, child-nurturing, Torah-observant community in Israel

Racheli Reckles, Breslev.co.il 22 Comments [3/19/2015 3:38:02 AM]
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Kuno

You think that pornography only started with the internet?

3/19/2015 3:46:39 AM

Swede

The Internet didn't create that addiction, silly; it's as old as humans.
What about the lives of the men, women and children PORTRAYED and/or ACTING in the pornography?

Not just men consume "pron", ya know.
Everything is most definitely NOT OK; there's that thing about "safe, sane and consensual" that you bigots always seem to forget.

So, you are regretting the fact that the world becomes more and more egoistic and conservative? You want more "to each according to his needs, from each according to his abilities”, like Jesus and his disciples?

After the recent election, Israel is probably going to become even more cold-hearted, depraved and self-centered. If that is possible...

3/19/2015 3:59:58 AM

Mister Spak

"b) pack up and move to a family-oriented, child-nurturing, Torah-observant community in Israel"

But first you'll have to bulldoze a Palestinian village to make room, right?

3/19/2015 5:57:51 AM

Doubting Thomas

People were addicted to porn long before the internet. Only now they don't have to go to the newsstand or the back room of video rental places.

3/19/2015 6:14:05 AM

Ebon

the addiction to pornography

doesn't exist. Simply liking to look at something does not make it an addiction.

3/19/2015 6:30:13 AM

Hasan Prishtina

These days, anything goes.

So the family-oriented, child-nurturing, Torah-observant community in Israel has no internet, no television, no radio, no cinema and no printed matter? Otherwise, "anything goes" is rather old-fashioned:


3/19/2015 6:32:13 AM

Arctic Knight

This predates the internet by thousands of years.


3/19/2015 7:26:36 AM

pyro

> a) build an underground cave in your home and hide your kids there until, well, indefinitely
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> b) pack up and move to a family-oriented, child-nurturing, Torah-observant community in Israel

Why are you repeating yourself?

3/19/2015 7:33:01 AM



Why you think the net was born? Porn porn porn!

3/19/2015 8:54:22 AM

Dyz

It's nonsense but I would love to see the whole world go for option B, except my family and friends.

3/19/2015 10:03:11 AM

JeanP

b) pack up and move to a family-oriented, child-nurturing, Torah-observant community in Israel

And enjoying subsidies from the taxpayer while protesting when the extension of the draft is proposed.

3/19/2015 10:22:38 AM

SHODAN



Greek red-figure kylix, approx 2500 years old. Porn has been around for way long than the internet.


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Arctic Knight beat me to it. Well played.

3/19/2015 10:58:34 AM

Goomy pls

c) realise that it is not a bad thing and just continue on the same path

3/19/2015 11:55:21 AM

Insult to Rocks

c)Embrace the porn. Accept the fact that porn will always exist, internet or no. If you're worried about kids getting addicted to porn, just get them Steam instead.

3/19/2015 11:58:15 AM

freako104

So this is the last post you'll ever make on the internet?

3/19/2015 12:19:57 PM

Kanna

Why move there, izzer no wi-fi in Israel?.

3/19/2015 2:48:57 PM

Danarth

You could have a frank and mature discussion with your children about sex and sexuality, help remove some of the mystic around it so they can grow up with reasonable and mature attitude towards sex.

Or you could turn sex into this big scary mystery that will only succeed in your children being more curious about it and will approach it with no guidance, no understanding and no context about what sexual relationships are.

I certainly know what a good parent would do.

3/19/2015 4:55:21 PM

DeepFriar

And you post this on the Internet because why exactly?

3/19/2015 5:15:59 PM

the good samaritan

So we should all just abandon the internet en masse, is that it? Great! You start- get the fuck off of my internet.

3/19/2015 11:19:00 PM

Yog-sothoth

Porn hasn't destroyed my relationships...my gf and I actually *gasp* share it. We know each others likes and fantasies well enough to even say porn improved our relationship.


In short, your argument is invalid.

3/20/2015 12:34:51 AM

nazani14

I wish we could take this woman and force her to live with Dave Stewart.

3/20/2015 12:16:52 PM



And you are saying that, where again? Un internet, ladies and gentlemen

3/21/2015 10:10:03 AM

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