Category: humanities and social sciences

Disordered Appetites

“Internet pornography is the new crack cocaine, leading to addiction, misogyny, pedophilia, boob jobs and erectile dysfunction, according to clinicians and researchers testifying before a Senate committee Thursday [November 18, 2004].” – Internet Porn: Worse Than Crack? For those who suffer from sexual addictions, I have good news. The Order of the Legion of Saint …

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Jonesing

Here are two addictions that I’m sure many bloggers suffer from. Yahoo: Internet withdrawal anguishing By Jim Hu, Staff Writer, CNET News.com Tobacco companies, drug cartels and Starbucks beware–the Internet may be giving you a run for the money in the addiction department. According to a study sponsored by Yahoo and advertising company OMD, Internet …

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Mawwage

"Mawwage. Mawwage is what bwings us togethew today. Mawwage, that bwessed awwangement, that dweam within a dweam. And wove, twue wove, wiww fowwow you fowevah…So tweasuwe youw wove,…" – The Impressive Clergyman Today I watched a beautiful Ukrainian Catholic Divine Liturgy in which my friend, and occasional cohort in blogging crime, Jerry Nora, entered into …

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State Investment in Marriage

The government intervenes and regulates those aspects of human life that have a some bearing on the common good, and which may be made subject to state power (the amount of rainfall profoundly affects the common good, but it isn’t subject to state power). Interstate commerce, for example, is a critical part of our national …

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Hooked

I can speak from personal experience about the addictive power of pornography, but I never knew it could be this bad. Television censors and the MPAA should take note of this. Only 7, and he’s addicted to porn “KAOHSIUNG – A seven-year-old Taiwanese boy is getting expert help for his porn addiction.”