am I the only one providing evidence?
I'd like to submit some evidence.
porn is not a drug, that's a fact, how can you be addicted to something that is part of your human nature?
Just because it's not a chemical substance, doesn't mean porn can not be associated with addictive behavior (ie. gambling, eating disorders, compulsive buying, cell phone use, internet and computer use, gaming, tanning, exercise, self injury).
I think, what has messed you up is that nature is telling us that sex is something to be enjoyed and fun, but society and in particular religion is constantly trying to tell u that it's bad and evil, when it's the exact opposite, sex exists to encourage procreation via the orgasm a naturally awesome experience, it's how you and I exist and we make children … and this is supposed to be bad thing?
let me rephrase, they let us have sex in marriage, thank god, but really not much else, any sex outside of marriage doesn't garner quite as much praise
so if sex is such a beautiful thing in the eye of the church, then lets get started with abstinence and celibacy
I've asked for authentic proof that any religion says sex is bad. You then rephrase. I chose not to chase the issue. You never provided evidence that religion requires 'abstinence' and/or 'celibacy' for its believers and/or followers. I believe those are generally only required for certain roles (priest/sisterhood) and even then, it's not universally adapted.
Also, about extra marital sex - the reason it is generally objected to (and not just in religion) is not the sex per se, but because extra marital sex is often associated with infidelity. Marital vows are not just ceremonial in nature, but in effect, a statement of personal commitment and loyalty. Thus, it can be used as a measure of a person's character, trustworthiness and integrity. It is after all, in effect, a breach of contract.
Terminator, Rambo, Mortal Combat, Grand Theft Auto highlights of deep social commentary or maybe exemplary depictions of social responsibility? … entertainment's purpose is to make you happy that is all
the whole point of entertainment is to ESCAPE reality
From a pure semantics POV, the point, or rather the purpose of entertainment is to entertain. The general purpose on consuming entertainment is to be entertained. What constitutes entertainment is highly subjective, though there are consensus. Since you've cited commercial entertainment products (films and games), the purpose of making those products is certainly not just 'to make you happy'.
For one, it is an expression of an idea, an artistic endeavor and also a financial venture for economic gains of providing the product to audiences.
I can go into "b grade" movies, like Uwe Boll calibre if you prefer, movies that obviously have no value at all, they're going to be frowned upon, but no one would ever think they ought to be banned because there's no artistic value
This is a very highly subjective statement. It serves no value to you, since it doesn't entertain you. But that doesn't mean it has no value at all. You're also generalizing and passing your own values to others which most likely have different tastes and valuations.
If anything you are making my point. You've made up you're mind. You're saying to yourself porn has no value and you're going to defend that at all cost.
If anything, I believe this sentence more aptly applies to you. You've made up your mind, based on your assumptions of me and my views which yourself have admitted are wrong.
Further more, you're accusing me of being close minded and wouldn't accept conflicting views, even when they're based on logical, rational arguments backed by evidence/facts.
So, I think it is more than fair for me to request an apology from you.