Egypt bans porn websites

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Many Egyptians are living without electricity or jobs, and soon, those who still do have access to power may also have to do without online porn, which has been declared illegal within the country.

While some have criticized the government for pursuing a pornography ban when larger issues loom over the embattled nation, conservatives in the government have kept a steady fire burning to eradicate what they consider a moral scourge. The lawmaker leading the charge, Dr. Younis Makhioun, targeted porn sites as the gateway drug to all kinds of societal problems, including divorce and rape

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They are crushing Christians too. I’ll give the brotherhood credit for not compromising their values, even if I disagree with many of them.

Well, a broken clock is right twice a day, so the old saying goes.

Still don’t support the Brotherhood, or any of it’s offshoots (I’m looking at you, Hamas)

Is the viewing of porn directly harming anyone? No. Is it wrong to look at porn? Yes, but it is not directly injurious. If a person wants to look at porn, that’s their business.

Besides objectifying women and warping men’s sexuality?
One thing the Brotherhood did even before the revolution was escort women in public to protect them from insults, catcalls and worse in public. I give them credit for that and if they are trying to prevent their country from porn, fine. Look where it’s got us.

Intrepid Group: Wikileaks and the Muslim Brotherhood
youtube.com/watch?v=NI93Uc3DV-k

Ya, not a fan of religious tyranny or theocracy. Banning something doesn’t diminish the demand for it. We can look at our own drag war or Prohibition to see what happens when you make vice “illegal”. It just drives it underground and the problem actually gets more severe because it intensified demand and creates a black market which usually creates a violent criminal element that will supply the existing demand to that market.

Sharia Law is being implimented. Christianity is being banned also. In the entire middle-east.

So, we are on the fringes of racial conflict here and the middle east is on the fringe of religious war.

The problem in America is that the MARKETING of porn has hyperinflated demand. The prohibition of it will not decrease the demand. The only way to decrease demand is the educate people as to why its wrong.

Pornography turns women into sex objects. feeds lustful desires for men AND women (mostly men) and destroys marriage & families. It is VERY HARMFUL!

There is evidence that pornography doesn’t affect, or slightly decreases, the rate of sex crime where it is legal and widely available.
sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101130111326.htm

Affecting people doesn’t mean it’s hurting anyone. It may be offensive to some, but no one has the right to not be offended

None of what you described means its hurting anyone. It is not injurious at all

I beg to differ

heritage.org/research/testimony/pornographys-impact-on-marriage-amp-the-family

It is harmful to your soul, it feeds the mind with lust, and turns women into sex objects, it can encourage rape and violence on women when those of un-sound minds want to act out what they see on women, or worse still children.

Even if the person is of strong character and not easily influenced, it’s still wrong… and for a Catholic needs to be Confessed…

I applaud Egypt for taking this step, I hope it spreads to other countries…

Is the government’s job to preserve our souls? No. A person must choose to live a virtuous Christian life and not be forced to do so. Not even God forces people to follow him

Adultery, prolonged periods of absence and personal differences also destroy marriages but they’re perfectly legal. Making poor decisions is not a crime

Governments make laws against rape and violence on women and children etc; and prosecuting the guilty.

Regardless of the soul argument, if that a person by viewing this sort of material goes out and commit those crimes,** then the government is indirectly responsible**, just like it’s laws on smoking and alcohol and drug abuse.

Okay, so? Such an act is directly harming someone else

Regardless of the soul argument, if that a person by viewing this sort of material goes out and commit those crimes,** then the government is indirectly responsible**, just like it’s laws on smoking and alcohol and drug abuse.

You are at fault for your actions. The viewing of porn doesn’t cause harm to anyone else

Speaking of which, it’s worth pointing out that drinking alcohol also doesn’t hurt anyone. But when someone acts violent because of the drink, that is when it harms someone. But alcohol is still perfectly legal and I’ve gone drinking with friends and have never harmed a single person

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