Praise The Lord! New Study Finds That Watching A Bunch Of Porn Makes People More Religious

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So much for all those Bible-belting extremists who think that watching porn will get you nothing more than a first-class trip to hell, because a new study has been released that found that watching a long donged dude and a fake moaning chick knock boots A LOT may actually make you more religious.

Samuel L. Perry, a sociology professor at the University of Oklahoma, collected data from two different sets of people in both 2006 and 2012, analyzing how often 1,314 adults watched porn, attended religious services and prayed.

And while Perry found that, because of guilt and shame, a person became less religious over time when watching a little bit of porn—which he expected. But his findings also showed that those people who watched porn once a week or more were more religious after six years, regardless of age or gender.

Here’s what Perry wrote after the research, per Daily Mail:

Findings suggest that viewing pornography may lead to declines in some dimensions of religiosity but at more extreme levels may actually stimulate, or at least be conducive to, greater religiosity along other dimensions.

He also found religious and service attendance, and prayer both increased among regular porn users ‘to the point where those who viewed pornography ‘once a day or more’ are almost back up to average levels of religious service attendance and prayer,’ of those who said they never indulge.

The finding was similar for men and women.

Dr Perry theorised the occasional use of porn may make religious people feel guilty, pushing them further away from their faith.

But those that use it regularly, possibly find ways of justifying their behaviour to avoid feeling apart from their religion.

Regular use of porn may even make some people turn to God as means of allaying their guilt for using porn.

So if you’re trying to get back in touch with whatever type of religion you’re into, you may want to sneak a peek at some raunchy porn a couple times a day to help you get there.

[H/T Complex]


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