On line porn blamed for sex addiction

So says the infallible Daily Mail.

The easy supply of porn is feeding a sex addiction in some people.

I have another idea. What if the easy supply of food is feeding a food addiction? What if the easy supply of breathable air on this planet is feeding an oxygen addiction?

What if we just labelled every natural desire to be an “addiction”?

At any given time, some people would rather wank than work or study. If they get their work or studying done, what  business is it of anyone that they masturbate rather than go running? or shopping?

More important, why is every pleasurable impulse of man and woman treated as an addiction? This is just Calvinism dressed up in psychobabble.

We have not yet defeated spiritual Calvinism, and its parallel spiritual impulse, Islam. The struggle against the superego is a struggle unto death. The struggle against the ideologies of anti-pleasure is never-ending. Talk of “addiction” is just secularized Calvinism at work.

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Calvinism is a theological system of Christian interpretation initiated by John Calvin. It emphasizes predestination and salvation. The five points of Calvinism were developed in response to the Arminian position (See Arminianism). Calvinism teaches: 1) Total depravity: that man is touched by sin in all parts of his being: body, soul, mind, and emotions; 2) Unconditional Election: that God’s favor to Man is completely by God’s free choice and has nothing to do with Man. It is completely undeserved by Man and is not based on anything God sees in man (Eph. 1:1-11); 3) Limited atonement: that Christ did not bear the sins of every individual who ever lived but instead only bore the sins of those who were elected into salvation (John 10:11, 15); 4) Irresistible grace: that God’s call to someone for salvation cannot be resisted; 5) Perseverance of the saints: that it is not possible to lose one’s salvation (John 10:27-28).