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I do not agree with Gastil that pornography affects creativity and diminishes humanity He argues that looking a naked body reminds us of our treasured ape image He tries to state that the human body is something that makes us revert back to animal instincts thus creating a violent and sex crazed society I disagree the human body does not cause regression in evolution if clothing was not around and all people were naked then humans would not become sex crazed at the site of naked body If pornography were banned then society would have more occurrences rape as this becomes the only avenue for people to vent their sexual frustration Censorship does not only diminish the human spirit of ingenuity and creativity it also pits cultures against one another Censorship blocs many avenues of artistic merit that many people have yet to experience If Gastil had his way the statue of David would not be presented If nudity causes a regression in human evolution then why is the David a piece that inspires so many young and new artists Even if Gastil states that the spread of obscenity through the popular arts and up and down the streets can be interpreted as a reflection of the victory of science over religious belief he fails to see the classic arts as non-scientific Classic being during the renaissance He claims that it is the moral right of the majority to ban obscenity in all facets of society so man can be more civilized He envisions a future where because of popular arts younger and younger children are having intercourse and where violence is an everyday accepted occurrence Violence and sex in the visual arts need not to be met by harsh censorship but by more openness on the part of these in charge of conveying morals to children Children should be taught what is acceptable and what isnt in reality Obscenity should not be
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