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Erotic imagery Anonymous 08/11/2022 (Thu) 03:22:24 No.16029
What does Christianity (Catholicism and Baptist especially) say about viewing fictional erotic imagery? Like, fictional pin-up girls, sexualized characters (whether viewed alone in or media like videogames or whatever), maybe even hentai (no masturbating, though). Not including examples in OP post cuz I don't want people who don't want to see that stuff to have to see it. (btw I'm going to bed soon, so I probably won't really be replying until tomorrow evening... if I still remember to check this thread by then.)
>>16029 It's only a sin if it causes lust (beauty can either show forth God's glory or cause one to stumble). There is no absolute rule applicable in every situation, it depends on the individuals proneness to sins of the flesh, if if it is probable or certain they will fall then it is a near occasion of sin for them and they must avoid courting temptation.
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>>16029 if you make them an idol that turns you away from godly living, it is sinful, as >>16030 says it depends on the individual and their avenues of temptation
>>16029 We shouldnt consume such material as it will entice our lust just like non fictional images. There were times in my degenerate past where id actually prefer fictional images.
>>16029 Porn is bad because it causes lust. While things that are not clearly pornographic in nature aren't guaranteed to be bad, they often are bad to view because it causes the person doing so to turn to lust. TL;DR: Near occasion to sin. Not sinful of itself, but not a bright idea all told.
If by erotic you mean pornographic, then it's bad. Porn rots your brain and this can be shown objectively. If you mean erotic as in stimulating like pin-up girl posters and anime, the only people who care are priests (for obvious and justifiable reasons) or autistics and puritans with a stick too far up their ass to understand the nuance of culture in relation to the church and how the two intermingle. Then again those same autistics/puritans would ban art and literature as sinful if they lived in a different time period so their arguments hold no weight to me.
>>16029 It's very simple. >lust is a sin >erotic imagery causes lust >therefore erotic imagery is sin
porn is gay and ALL women are shit.
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If you can look at such images without being tempted to sin, then do not fear. If you cannot look at them without being tempted to sin, then stay away from them. Simple as.
>>16057 >If you can look at such images without being tempted to sin, then do not fear. Does this apply to pornographic material?
>>17076 yeah only Übermensch can look at porn without being tempted
>>16057 Based and pornographpilled
rule 34, lewdness or whatever schwarbage it is ruined my view at nudity. that's all i have to say. i get it from some nigga that he finds some girl hot or whatever, but that doesn't mean he has to draw them or model them doing something dumb and ugly.
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>>17928 imagine finding some cartoon girl cool (no matter if it's anthro or not) and have a fictional crush, but no pervy intentions, just to see someone draw her doing something degenerate. also, whenever i look at drawn nudity, i feel like i want to puke. even if i weren't religious, i wouldn't watch that boring cliche stuff. i just don't find it appealing. also, the serbian film taught me the evils of porn industries, even if it was just intentionally edgy garbage mocking politics. i would rather watch mystery diners.
>>16029 Any imagery that could induce lust should be avoided if possible. You shouldn't play "chicken" with sin. Your eternal salvation is not worth jeopardizing for the sake of pin-up imagery.
>>17931 Hi I'm Charles Styles with a company called Mystery Diners
>>16029 >I like using anonymous imageboards. >A great deal of anons are seemingly masturbation addicts. >Some images invoke lust in me, some don't. >It depends on the individual image, it seems. I think I need a IRL community of people instead of this false illusion of one I can meet based around a mutual interest or hobby of mine.
>>17079 this. only muslims hate porn.
>>17971 t. greg coomer
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>>16029 St. Paul writes: Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. Sexual immorality should be FLED from. Anything that can lead you down that hole should be immediately dismissed and distracted from
>>16029 There is that verse where Jesus says that you commit adultery if you look at a woman with lust for her. So obviously we should flee temptation and not look at such images that are made to incite lust thus make you sin. Now lets say you go about in the street and some woman incites a lustful thought in you, you cant really control that thought popping out, what you can is to choose not to entertain the thought. Which is why Paul says to 'hold every thought captive and subject them to Christ'
>>16029 To be frank it seems quite unrealistic for men with a high libido, who aren't following a monk-like lifestyle or diet, to be able to withstand modern traps such as pornographic imagery. If you struggle with that either make the extra effort to study sexual transmutation, which isn't taught by the church at all, or get a wife.
>>18062 >get a wife. Or we could castrate ourselves and become eunuchs for Christ.
>>18065 Low testosterone entails weakness and weakness entails evil. You have to be a numbnut to follow that crap.
>>18071 >Low testosterone entails weakness and weakness entails evil. Matthew 5:5 >Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. >You have to be a numbnut to follow that crap. Matthew 19:21 >For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it. and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.
>>18074 You are not meek, you are gay and an obsessive tranny.
>>17934 Yes. Thanks
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Sorry if I sound degenerate, but I find it silly how no one of thought of drawing those big breasted women feeding Sub-saharian African kids for fun and not for some disgusting man made horror schwarbage...
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>>16029 The enemy is standing and observing day and night directly against our eyes to detect which entrance of our senses will be open for him to enter. Once he enters through one of our senses because of our lack of vigilance, then this devious shameless dog attacks us further with his own arrows. We must also struggle to protect our senses because it is not only through curious eyes that we fall into sin of desire and commit fornication and the adultery of the heart as the Lord noted. There is also fornication and adultery of the sense of hearing, sense if touch and all of the senses together. Therefore st. Gregory Theologian wrote in his heroic counsel to the virgin " Virgin! Be truly virgin in the ears, the eyes and the tongue! Every sense that wanders with ease, sins!" St. Casian also writes "While the children of Babylon- by which I mean our wicked thoughts- are still young, we should dash them to the ground and crush against the rock, which is Christ. If these thoughts grow stronger because we assent to them we will not be able to overcone them without much pain and labor."
By the law of Moses, such images are a temptation to the venial sin of spilling your seed. The proscribed penance is to admit you are unclean and to walk around the perimeter of the camp of the faithful until nightfall. Then you are clean once again. Unlike adultery, it is not a mortal sin. To avoid such temptation, one should get married and produce lots of children, provide for their families and raise them in the faith.
>>18601 Where in the Bible does it say any of this?
>>18671 From experience of discussing the faith with protestants, I've learned that digging out the quotes doesn't matter at all. If it did, they wouldn't be protestants.
>>18671 Leviticus 15:16-18 16 “If a man has an emission of semen, he shall bathe his whole body in water and be unclean until the evening. 17 And every garment and every skin on which the semen comes shall be washed with water and be unclean until the evening. 18 If a man lies with a woman and has an emission of semen, both of them shall bathe themselves in water and be unclean until the evening.
>>18784 That was commanded of Jews.

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