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Cary Tennis wrote:
:And naturally whether you approve of porn in theory or not, its effect will be to displace you. Like crack, it tends to take over, to push out other hungers that tend to nurture the human community by making us dependent on one another. Since we are dependent on each other we must be civil and loving. If we are not dependent on each other then we needn't be civil and loving. We needn't have community and family.<ref>[httphttps://www.salon.com/mwt/col/tenn/2007/04/11/porn/ (Salon magazine)]</ref>
There is debate whether it is truly moral to be 'civil and loving' purely because it is necessary, as Cary Tennis seems to say here. Other Christians argue that to be 'civil and loving' purely because we are dependent on others is actually immoral and manipulative. These Christians argue that to be self-contained, independent and yet still warm and loving is a greater virtue.
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 [[atheism|atheists]].<ref>[httphttps://www.salon.com/2013/02/23/10_celebs_you_didnt_know_were_atheists_partner/ 10 celebs you didn't know were atheists], ''Salon'' 2-23-2010</ref><ref>Flynt writes, "I have left my religious conversion behind and settled into a comfortable state of atheism": see the epilogue of Flynt and Ross</ref><ref>"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." ''[https://www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/9701/11/falwell.v.flynt/lkl.00.html Larry King Live]'', January 10, 1996</ref>
In 2003, ''Arena magazine'' magazine listed Flynt as #1 on the "50 Powerful People in Porn" list.<ref>[http://www.onenewspage.us/people/ms9j0/Larry-Flynt.htm Larry Flynt - One News Page]</ref> Flynt is paralyzed from the waist down due to injuries sustained from a 1978 assassination attempt by the serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin.<ref>Flynt and Ross, pp. 170–171.</ref><ref>[http://www.onenewspage.us/people/ms9j0/Larry-Flynt.htm Larry Flynt - One News Page]</ref>
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