The “Bible Belt” is the Porn Belt: Surprised?


Image: Why I still talk to Jesus-Inspite of everything
Smut in Jesusland: “The honest truth is that we all have our failings, Christian or not, liberal or conservative. None of us live up to our best intentions or deepest values. What’s shameful is not the fact that people find sex arousing and seek it out, even when they feel compelled to do so on the sneak. The problem is hypocrisy and the way that it distorts public policies and parenting, causing real harm to real people. For over a decade, conservatives forced abstinence-only education on young people, insisting that hormone-ravaged teens could ‘just say no’ when they themselves can’t.”

By Valerie TaricoWhy I still talk to Jesus-In spite of everything/FrankSchaeffer

studies consistently demonstrate that people in [red-state] conservative religious [regions] search for adult materials online far more often than people in blue states.

Ever since Freud first started publishing his theories, psychologists have had a fascination with what he called “defense mechanisms“:

  • Denial means simply refusing to acknowledge that some event or pattern is real.
  • Repression involves pushing uncomfortable thoughts and feelings to the far recesses of the subconscious mind.
  • Reaction formation is saying or doing the opposite of what you really want but won’t allow yourself to express.
  • Projection means assuming that others share the impulses, feelings, and vices that you find unacceptable in yourself…

In October, two Toronto researchers, Cara MacInnis and Gordon Hodson, published a study in which they used Google Trends to analyze porn searches. Individual search records are protected by privacy laws, but it is possible to compare the popularity of search terms across various regions or states, which is what they did.

Specifically, MacInnis and Hodson linked state level information from Gallup polls asking about religious and political attitudes together with a variety of sex and porn-related search terms… their findings are Gallup polls in keeping with information from other sources: Business professor Benjamin Edelman at Harvard found that states with more traditional views of sex and gender have higher rates of paid porn subscriptions—meaning people who are willing to put porn on a credit card…

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2 Comments

  1. Die Unterschiede der Satelliten Angebote zeigen das schon lange
    ASRA 1 hat geschätzt noch 10 „Ruf mich an“ Kanäle und 5 „Jesus liebt Dich“ Kanäle. Beide sind so grauenhaft blöd, dagegen ist 24 h täglich Werbung eine glatte Erholung

    Bei ASTRA 2 sind die Zahlen etwa 20 und 50, wobei es fast nur „Allah liebt Dich“ Kanäle sind

    Bei Hotbird sind die etwa 25 „Ruf mich an“ Kanäle vorrangig in Arabisch, sonst schaut den Mist wohl niemand an. Die Allah Kanäle kenne ich nicht, nur gibt es auf Hotbird fast keinen normalen Kanal mit Programmen, die es wert wären eingeschaltet zu werden

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