Atheism and pornography

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The pornographer Larry Flynt is an atheist.[1][2] See: Atheism and hedonism (photo obtained from Wikimedia Commons, see: license agreement)

One of the causes of atheism is a hedonism. See: Causes of atheism and Atheism and hedonism.

The infamous pornographers Hugh Hefner and Larry Flynt are both atheists.[3][4][5]

In 2003, Arena magazine magazine listed Flynt as #1 on the "50 Powerful People in Porn" list.[6] Flynt is paralyzed from the waist down due to injuries sustained from a 1978 assassination attempt by the serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin.[7][8]

A significant portion of the atheist community has misogynist beliefs and attitudes (see: Atheism and women and Atheism and rape and Elevatorgate).

Atheism and child pornography

See: Atheism and child pornography

Atheistic Denmark and child pornography

See also: Atheistic Denmark and child pornography
Denmark is the third most atheistic country in the world and the website adherents.com reports that 43 - 80% of Danes are agnostics/atheists/non-believers in God.[9] The child pornography material produced in Denmark (and Holland) still constitutes the largest part of child pornography that is currently available, having been transferred into digital format and uploaded onto the internet.[10]

In 2005, Denmark was ranked the third most atheistic country in the world and the website adherents.com reported that in 2005 43 - 80% of Danes are agnostics/atheists/non-believers in God.[11] Denmark has the highest rate of belief in evolution in the Western World.[12]

The 2003 book entitled Overcoming Violence Against Women and Girls: The International Campaign to Eradicate a Worldwide Problem written by authors Rahel Nardos; Mary K. Radpour; William S. Hatcher and Michael L. Penn, declared:

The largest source of commercial child pornography is Denmark. Denmark became the world's leading producer of child pornography when, in 1969, it removed all restrictions on the production and sale of any type of pornographic material. "The result," notes Tim Tate, "was a short-lived explosion in adult pornography, and the birth of commercial child pornography. In his work, Tate links the global spread of child pornography to two men: Willy Strauss, founder of Bambina Sex, the world's first child-pornography magazine, founded in 1971; and Peter Theander, founder of Colour Climax Corporation and the producer of a short, professionally made pornographic film series entitled Lolita. Lolita depicts the sexual abuse of prepubescent boys and girls. Although Danish law at the time rendered the work of Strauss and Theander legal, by 1979 when Denmark finally banned the production and sale of child pornography it had already become such a financial success on the international market that it has proven to be nearly impossible to bring its spread under control.[13]

Suzanne Ost, in her 2009 book Child Pornography and Sexual Grooming: Legal and Societal Responses published by Cambridge University Press, wrote about the child pornography created by Denmark/Holland during this period:

Taylor and Quayle note that the material produced during this period still constitutes the largest part of child pornography that is currently available, having been transferred into digital format and uploaded onto the internet.[14]

Other atheistic countries, child pornography/prostitution and miscellaneous

Barna Group study and views of atheists on pornography

See also: Atheism and morality and Atheist population and immorality

The Barna Group found that atheists and agnostics in America were more likely, than theists in America, to look upon the following behaviors as morally acceptable: pornography; obscene sexual behavior; illegal drug use; excessive drinking; sexual relationships outside of marriage; abortion; cohabitating with someone of opposite sex outside of marriage; obscene language; gambling; and engaging in homosexuality/bisexuality.[15]

The Netherlands and the global spread of bestiality pornography

A 2007 survey found that distributors in the Netherlands were responsible for some 80 percent of bestiality videos worldwide.[16]

See also: Atheism and bestiality and Netherlands and bestiality and Evolutionary belief and bestiality

In 2005, the Netherlands was ranked the 13th most atheistic country in the world and the website adherents.com reported that in 2005 39 - 44%% of the Dutch are agnostics/atheists/non-believers in God.[17] The Netherlands also has the 11th highest rate of belief in evolution as far as Western World nations (see: Evolutionary belief and bestiality).[18]

In February 2010, the UK news website Metro reported:

Given the illicit nature of the product, precise figures on animal pornography video sales are difficult to find, but the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad, in a 2007 survey, found that distributors in the Netherlands were responsible for some 80 percent of bestiality videos worldwide.[19]

In 2010, the Netherlands banned bestiality.[20]

For more information, please see: Atheism and bestiality

Richard Dawkins on the dissemination of pornography videos to theocratic societies

See also: Richard Dawkins on child molestation and so called "gentle pedophiles"

On January 1, 2015, The Telegraph reported concerning the New Atheist Richard Dawkins:

Richard Dawkins’ insanity has now become an English institution – like warm beer and rain. On Saturday morning, asked on his Twitter account why we don’t send lots of "erotic videos" to theocracies, adding that it should be “loving, gentle, woman-respecting” (I guess this involves the pizza delivery boy calling the next day). If we’re going down this road, I also hear that Islamists aren’t very keen on bacon, so perhaps we should bombard the Iranian countryside with pig carcasses? Also, miniature bottles of gin. And photos of hot guys making out – in a “men-respecting” and “gentle” sort of way.

After a few minutes of mockery, the tweet was deleted. Perhaps even he realised how utterly mad it was. Which suggests a degree of self-awareness that I didn’t think possible in Britain’s nuttiest professor.[21]

University of Texas at San Antonio atheist group handed out hardcore pornography on campus

On April 3, 2012, the Houston Chronicle reported: "This week, atheist students at the University of Texas at San Antonio are holding their annual “Smut for Smut” campaign, in which they offer to exchange holy texts for hardcore porn..."[22]

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Notes

  1. Flynt writes, "I have left my religious conversion behind and settled into a comfortable state of atheism": see the epilogue of Flynt and Ross
  2. "I am not saying he don't believe in God. I am just saying I don't believe in God. That puts me at odds with him." Larry King Live, January 10, 1996
  3. 10 celebs you didn't know were atheists, Salon 2-23-2010
  4. Flynt writes, "I have left my religious conversion behind and settled into a comfortable state of atheism": see the epilogue of Flynt and Ross
  5. "I am not saying he don't believe in God. I am just saying I don't believe in God. That puts me at odds with him." Larry King Live, January 10, 1996
  6. Larry Flynt - One News Page
  7. Flynt and Ross, pp. 170–171.
  8. Larry Flynt - One News Page
  9. Top 50 Countries With Highest Proportion of Atheists / Agnostics(Zuckerman, 2005)
  10. Child Pornography and Sexual Grooming: Legal and Societal Responses by Suzanne Ost, Cambridge University Press, 2009
  11. Top 50 Countries With Highest Proportion of Atheists / Agnostics(Zuckerman, 2005)
  12. Photo: Evolution Less Accepted in U.S. Than Other Western Countries, Study Finds
  13. Overcoming Violence Against Women and Girls: The International Campaign to Eradicate a Worldwide Problem written by authors Rahel Nardos; Mary K. Radpour; William S. Hatcher and Michael L. Penn, page 59, 2003, page 29.
  14. Child Pornography and Sexual Grooming: Legal and Societal Responses by Suzanne Ost, Cambridge University Press, 2009
  15. http://www.barna.org/barna-update/article/5-barna-update/58-practical-outcomes-replace-biblical-principles-as-the-moral-standard
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  17. Top 50 Countries With Highest Proportion of Atheists / Agnostics(Zuckerman, 2005)
  18. Photo: Evolution Less Accepted in U.S. Than Other Western Countries, Study Finds
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  20. Dutch Finally Ban Bestiality, ABC News
  21. Richard Dawkins wants to fight Islamism with erotica. Celebrity atheism has lost it By Tim Stanley, The Telegraph, January 1, 2015
  22. Texas atheist students swap Bibles for porn Posted on April 3, 2012|By Kate Shellnutt, Houston Chronicle