You read that correctly. According to GuardYourEyes, keep masturbating, and one day you might find yourself butchering a group of people because your dog told you so. Or maybe your logic is that since you’re killing all your sperm cells anyhow, it’s not such a big jump to doing people. I don’t know what the logic is exactly because, of course, I don’t masturbate. Maybe one of you who does can tell me what’s going through that twisted mind of yours.
For those of you who may not be familiar with GuardYourEyes, this is a site that encourages you to think that you have a sexual addiction so that you stop jacking off. (Motto: Whatever it takes.) The site is based off CovenantEyes, a Christian anti-jerking site, and links back to it in a number of places where Yeshiva guy writing isn’t up to the task. So, for example, if you click on the “How do I know if I’m addicted to porno?” FAQ, you get a carefully crafted page from Covenanteyes that says “Yes, you are”. But being that CovenantEyes is frequented by people who have gone to college, they have to make it seem totally irreligious and science based. So instead of just quoting a halacha sefer they learned in high school to tell you you’re a pervert and should be ashamed of your dirty dirty self, Covenanteyes brings you a list of questions that sound psychologistey. So questions like-
“Do you feel empty or shameful after viewing or masturbating using pornography?”
and “Does it seem as though there is another person or force inside of you that drives you to pornography?”
and “Do your sexual thoughts and/or behaviors interfere with your spiritual or religious life? Do your sexual thoughts and/or behaviors cause you to believe that you don’t deserve to have a religious or spiritual life? ”
-are sandwiched between legitimate addiction questions like-
“Do you spend more money than you can afford to spend on pornography?”
and “Have you lost a job or risked losing a job because of your involvement with pornography?”
and my favorite: “Do you look at pornography or masturbate while driving?”
Can I just take a moment to say that this is perverse and evil by any definition other than a religious one? You know, if you have a religious concern with beating off and you want to tell people that it’s wrong according to the Bible or you’ll go to hell or whatever, fine. I may disagree with what I feel is a fear-based outlook on life, but that’s just my opinion. But how can you justify causing innocent people to believe that they have a serious mental health problem – and pushing therapy and other drastic life changes- just because you feel that it’s wrong to jerk off?
The reason they don’t feel bad doing such evil things is because they feel that being motzi zerah levatalah is a cardinal sin. They feel that it’s destroying society and keeping us in exile (don’t trust me, read the site). Through such a vantage point, with such huge things at stake, it’s easy to justify using subterfuge and manipulation. It’s an all out war to them, and anything goes in war. Even sacrificing some lives.
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