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Can Porn Stars be Religious?

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    Non-offensiveUserposted 7 years ago

    Do you think that a person can be in the porn industry and still be religious?

    1. Greek One profile image80
      Greek Oneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes...

      I have heard and seen many of them scream ohhhhhhhhh Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooddd!!!!

    2. Beelzedad profile image60
      Beelzedadposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      A person could be a serial killer and still be religious. smile

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      DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      hahahahahaaaa

    4. usermanus profile image60
      usermanusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      like Jesus or Mahomet tongue - no is not aceptable! smile

    5. pisean282311 profile image58
      pisean282311posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ofcourse..why do you think they can't be religious?..as beelzedad said one can be serial killer and still be religious..look at whose who in world of crime and you may find some of them going to religious places which are called sacred...

    6. myownworld profile image81
      myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Of course they can be.... who ever gave us the right to judge if they can or not anyway? They are human just like any of us - just because they've made choices different from us doesn't make them any less capable of believing... smile


      Btw. it amazes me how intolerant and harsh the posts of some of the 'religious' here are... how uninspiring!

      1. Greek One profile image80
        Greek Oneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        their attitudes are EXACTLY why i stopped doing porn recently!

        hi MOW.. how ya been?

      2. pisean282311 profile image58
        pisean282311posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        guess porn stars are looked down in public and looked all around in private smile

        1. myownworld profile image81
          myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          well said!

          Nice to see you Greek....my ancient friend... been enjoying your 'wisdom' around here...! big_smile

          1. Greek One profile image80
            Greek Oneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            please direct me to my said 'wisdom' lol

            1. pisean282311 profile image58
              pisean282311posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              well online university of sudan might help..remember u have degree from it?

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        Non-offensiveUserposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        My thoughts exactly.  Is turning the other cheek not allowed anymore either, or is it just not allowed on film?

        1. myownworld profile image81
          myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Oh c'mon, don't you know you're not religious enough if you don't take it upon yourself to start condemning and judging half the people around you, and all for their own good!!  Never offer your own cheek, but make sure you expect others to...!


          @ pisean: soon, soon... never enough time to write...

          @ Greek.... I swear, I'll bring the whole thread down were I to quote them all in one place - your 'pearls of wisdom' that is! wink

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            Non-offensiveUserposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I'm thinking about starting my own religion.  I think I'm gonna call it "The Church of Common Sense"....

            Anyone wanna join?

      4. pisean282311 profile image58
        pisean282311posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        @myownworld hey m waiting for ur new hub..when is it going to be?

    7. psycheskinner profile image82
      psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, of course.

    8. Jerami profile image77
      Jeramiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Do you think that a person can be in the porn industry and still be religious?



      I say SURE; ..  why not?   What is "Religious" any way.
      Anyone can be religious depending upon your own definition.

        My definition  is that it is the act of presuming yourself as having reached the state of righteousness.

         I think that righteousness is something that is sought after while knowing that it is unattainable.
         Once a tiny portion  of righteousness is acquired you are no longer judgmental against those that do not work for the same things as you do. Or those that haven't been working at it for as long as you have.

      absolutely everyone is in a state of becoming (something?). No can say that they have arrived.

    9. Paul Wingert profile image79
      Paul Wingertposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Anyone can be religious.

  2. Aficionada profile image93
    Aficionadaposted 7 years ago

    I believe there's no one definitive answer.  There are too many variables.

    I think it depends on what one means by "religious"; the specific religion; the person's reason for being in the porn industry; how long they have been practicing the specific religion (i.e., have they actually learned yet what the faith teaches about what they are doing, and have the teachings had a spiritual impact on them?); and also whether they are being honest about how their faith views their work (this is true of other industries as well, including money-lending!!).

    I once discovered an online organization called something like Hookers for Jesus.  At first I was appalled at the name, but as I looked at what the organization was about, I saw that it was a group of former prostitutes who had become followers of Jesus Christ and who, as a result, had left prostitution and were serving as a support and encouragement group for other women in similar situations.

    I think it is a serious mistake and even detrimental for people of faith to look only at a person's profession and situation in life, rather than to look at the person and try to understand them and what has brought them to their current place in life.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Key word is "former", correct?

    2. Flightkeeper profile image78
      Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hookers for Jesus?! It kinda sounds like a religious knitting group. lol

  3. Onusonus profile image86
    Onusonusposted 7 years ago

    People can rationalize in their own minds that anything they are doing is ok with God. Consider the middle ages when people acted like the crimes against humanity they had comitted were in the name of God. Clearly when one decides to choose a path contrary to the laws of God, the line which distinguishes right from wrong becomes skewed.

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    Non-offensiveUserposted 7 years ago

    Is it possible for them just to look at it as just being a job, and has nothing to do with how they feel about God or religion.  In the same right, can the guys that run the lethal injection machines in prisons be religious?  After all, they do kill people for a living...

    1. Onusonus profile image86
      Onusonusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Although I don't have much of an opinion on people who's job it is to carry out executions of murderers, cereal rapists and the like, I would say that they are not selling a highly addictive soul crushing industry which continues to lead to the destruction of countless families across the world on a daily basis. they excuse themselves in commiting whoredoms and cast asside the heaven inspired value of chastity. The prayers of broken hearted women continue to pour out to the Lord because of the wickedness and abominations of their husbands, who continue to enlarge the wounds of those who are already wounded.

      1. psycheskinner profile image82
        psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        So murder and rape doesn't bother you, just non-procreative consensual sex.  Interesting priorities.

        1. Onusonus profile image86
          Onusonusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          No, the person who executes murderers and rapists does not concern me.

      2. mega1 profile image78
        mega1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I've heard that "cereal rapists" are getting very religious lately, first there was the Raisin Bran Rapist - who likes to stuff raisins in his ears and who knows what he does with all the flakes?!  But anyway he is said to be chanting "Hare Krishna, Krishna, Krishna" as he completes his rapes.   He uses only the freshest raisin bran so it will be extra crunchy.  His victims have reported that the worst part of the whole experience was the crunching sound and the impressions left on their skin by the cereal he ritually scatters on the bed.  It's just terrible what some of these cereal rapists will do.  I'm thinking of creating a series of hubs to inform the world of this little known cult, the Cereal Rapists.  (they are very active in Pennsylvania, for some unknown reason)

        1. Onusonus profile image86
          Onusonusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          That sounds pretty wierd. I guarantee a person cannot achieve enlightenment on any level while being given to high levels of dopamine which inhibits the release of prolactin from the anterior lobe of the pituitary. Such an act takes self mastery, vice self gratification.

          1. mega1 profile image78
            mega1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            yes, you're probably right about that - whatever you said.

            but you know, food for me is really very close to a religious experience.  So I can see that cereal rapists really got something going on there - not that I would identify with them and anyway, if giving the choice between sex and food (and I have had this happen, actually)  I would probably just choose food because I wouldn't want it to go bad.

            my personal religion is all about self gratification and I bet it is the same for many, many people if they would only stop gratifying themselves long enough to notice that's what we do!

            Also, I wonder if enlightenment is really the goal of most Western religious people - what do you think?

            1. Onusonus profile image86
              Onusonusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Perhaps this is one of the reasons that fasting is part of developing spiritual strength, hence the day of attonement was the only day of the year in old testament law where the people were commanded to fast.

              1. mega1 profile image78
                mega1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                dude, you are serious about what I'm saying, which was all of it intended as a joke  - or maybe not.  Did you think that cereal rapist was the reality? really?  because it is actually SERIAL rapist, meaning= doing a series of rapes.  has nothing to do with cereal or food. My bad joke.

                and you keep answering me as if I were willing to actually debate about religion and what people do with it - which is never on my agenda but I do make a lot of jokes about it and maybe I owe you an apology.  But I don't think so.

                1. Onusonus profile image86
                  Onusonusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Well I sincerely apologize if I presented myself in a standoffish manner, I was however extreemely concerned about those cereal rapists going around eating cornflakes while fornicating. Although porn actually increases the chances for comitting such a crime, I mean think about the convience, you are already at home watching porn, how easy is it to go over to the kitchen and pour yourself a bowl of cereal? I'm telling you it all starts at home.

  5. Bill Manning profile image73
    Bill Manningposted 7 years ago

    A question like this shows a lack of understanding of adult performers, no offense. I run adult sites of some form or other and I personally know adult stars.

    MOST of them are what you would call religious. To ask a question like this is like asking if lawyers or bankers can be religious. After all they screw people over much more!

    Adult performers see nothing at all wrong with what they are doing, anymore than any other job. In fact most seem very well adjusted, very giving and very nice.

    In fact I'd rather be around the ones I know than most religious people who say one thing but do another. They have a very refreshing honesty, what you see is what you get, literally. wink

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      Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh good grief.
      I suppose you'd be in favor of them incorporating their "performances" into the church pulpits too.  Very giving of them, huh?

      1. Beelzedad profile image60
        Beelzedadposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        There's no need, once church services are over, many from the flock visit the establishments in which those performances take place the rest of the week. smile

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      Non-offensiveUserposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I feel the same way you do, I've known a few women in the business as well.  They really are some of the most honest people I know. 

      I just put this out there to see where the hard core religious hubbers would take it.

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        Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Did you think we'd condone it?  LOL

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          Non-offensiveUserposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I put it out there because I enjoy reading the views of the heavily religious hubbers here.  Since I used to know a few actresses in porn, and knowing that at least one of them could recite almost every passage in the bible, I thought this could be a good topic.

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            Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            It actually is a good topic.
            But if you're trying to say blatant unrepentant sin belongs in religion, you're wrong.
            Remember---even Satan can quote the Bible.

  6. Dr Love 69 profile image61
    Dr Love 69posted 7 years ago

    Well, it seems like you all have to decide if you want to take your religion in its entirety or just go with what works for you at the time.
    Anyway, to answer the original question, yes, they can be.

  7. Dr Love 69 profile image61
    Dr Love 69posted 7 years ago

    Again, we have people here who cannot distinguish between doing what you do to pay the bills and your own personal beliefs. 
    I could educate a few of these people on the adult industry but I have better things to do here and I have no intention of stirring up trouble with people who think with their hearts more than their heads.  I will say that ANYTHING is addictive to a weak person.  I was also wondering if anyone googled the word "whoredoms"? 
    What can I say?  It's a tough world out there, folks.

    1. Onusonus profile image86
      Onusonusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Whoredoms: 1.the state of being a whore; prostitution, sex for money.
      Porn stars have sex for money, Ie. Whoredoms

      1. Dr Love 69 profile image61
        Dr Love 69posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I just had never seen that word before and was curious. 
        Mind you, there is a difference between the definition of thwe word and your jump in logic.
        Unless, of course, you are the kind of person who thinks that married women who stay at home are whores, too.
        At any rate, I'm impressed that someone actually researched an unusual word before attempting to use it . . . even if you did type i.e. incorrectly.  Hell, we all make typos!
        I think y'all are wasting your time in here though once you get beyond one or two comments.
        After all, the original post was a simple YES or NO question.  No one asked anyone for sermons or long explanations-lol.

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    askpowersposted 7 years ago

    not at all, a person is exposing everything and still says that i am religious, how can it possible.
    its totally illogical.
    Its like a person is illiterate and says i am surgeon.. is it possible ?

  9. Greek One profile image80
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    to be fair, i would need to see images (from all angles) of these actors at work before I can determine their ability to accept any religious teachings

  10. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    I dont think so, because the main basic of religiosity is a simplistic way of life, following a certain teachings which implies that you need to earn money by respecting yourself more

    1. Lisa HW profile image83
      Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

      Sure.  The world is full of people who think they're religious, or say they're religious, and who do things that wouldn't otherwise indicate any signs of "practicing what they preach" (or hear preached).

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      Non-offensiveUserposted 7 years ago

      A lot of you have said that they can in no way be religious because of the nature of their work.

      In that respect, are all of the 'People of God' that molest the childern of the church religious? 

      In my opinion, one is a legal profession, and the other is a disgusting crime...

    3. starme77 profile image86
      starme77posted 7 years ago

      I think there are alot of people in the porn industry that are religious - I mean look at catholic priests - alot of them are freaking weirdos and they are religious - I think there are a lot more religous freaks than religous non freaks so , yeah porn would be right up a religous persons alley smile

      1. Jerami profile image77
        Jeramiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        being religious has little to do with actualy believing in a creator and/or the messiah or living by the ten commandments.

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        Non-offensiveUserposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Something tells me that some of the porn industry's best customers are heavily religious.

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years ago

      and here all along I thought Porn was a religion.

      well it was for me hmm:

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        Non-offensiveUserposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        My buddies and I nicknamed the strip club 'Church'.  After we started talking about going to church, one guy's parents started asking when he got so religious.

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          kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol lol lol

    5. maheshpatwal profile image81
      maheshpatwalposted 7 years ago

      Off course they can be religious and god fearing. Porn business is their profession of earning their livelihood they are just doing their KARMA (Work).

      1. NathanSyckel profile image60
        NathanSyckelposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        In most cases, pornstars well at least female pornstars have suffered from some sort of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse. It is not a profession. It is an industry taking advantage of people who are terribly afflicted and essentially the same as an alcoholic or drug addict. To call pornography a profession is a shame. It is a ruthless business as detrimental to people as shooting heroin, and drinking mouthwash to get drunk.

    6. Paraglider profile image88
      Paragliderposted 7 years ago

      With respect to the original poster, perhaps a better question would be "Can a porn star be 'saved'?" After all, anyone can be religious, but doesn't half the fun come from contemplating other people's everlasting torture? wink

    7. jondav profile image64
      jondavposted 7 years ago

      Well, i guess as half of the Catholic priests in the world seem to take a unholy interest in children, the answer is yes.

      This is what annoys me about religion - quick to criticise everyone who holds a differing view to their own, yet happy to ignore thier own religions' obvious errant ways.

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      woolman60posted 7 years ago

      The only way I can see a porn star being religious is when they are unable to continue what they do, and then and only then hey need forgiveness from God, then all of a sudden they see the light and now they are religious.

    9. Dr Love 69 profile image61
      Dr Love 69posted 7 years ago

      Judge not lest ye be judged.

    10. LeanMan profile image80
      LeanManposted 7 years ago

      A lot of my friends follow porn religiously..

    11. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

      http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q242/KyuubiZERO/Overyourhead.jpg

    12. ilmdamaily profile image90
      ilmdamailyposted 7 years ago

      Can porn stars be religious?

      Of course.

      God loves porn.

      Why else would there be so much of it?

    13. MeGunner profile image61
      MeGunnerposted 7 years ago

      They can be religious but they can't be holy. Period.

    14. mega1 profile image78
      mega1posted 7 years ago

      also I don't believe serial rape has much, if anything, to do with porn, in the first place.  Possibly porn actually prevents some serial rape.  I don't know.  Sorry I ever read this thread, actually.  It's gotten way too strange.  bad spelling affects me more than porn any day of the week!

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      ShadowKing!posted 7 years ago

      I agree with MeGunner. That's the difference, anyone can be religious ("devoted to a practice") but not everyone is holy ("free from sinful affections"). The mere nature of a porn star's profession exempts one from being "holy", but it doesn't exclude him/her from being religious. Also, being religious doesn't make one "righteous" (in God's eyes).

    16. Hubbin4V12 profile image79
      Hubbin4V12posted 7 years ago

      sure, why not......perhaps fornication is there religion

     
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