Recently my indoctrinated-beyond-hope Christian mother accused me of having a porn addiction. Apparently she thinks I spend too much time in the bathroom, and that was the only reason her warped mind could come up with. My replies of pooping, reading, playing games on my phone, and just having some time alone went in one ear and out the other. She visits a handful of times each year, and somehow knows what goes on in our house better than my wife or myself. How sick does a person have to be to accuse their own child of something like that, especially after admitting that she has no evidence other than the frequency and length of my bathroom visits? Guilty until proven innocent must be one of the new Fox mantras.
Personally, I think she has one of two motives behind this. 1) She wrecked her own home by having an affair, and is now resentful of those that are successful. Or 2) Since I no longer share her religion, she assumes the worst possible because atheists are evil.
In subsequent communications, she has harped and preached about how evil, disgusting, and addictive porn is, and how it turns people into sexual deviants. My position, of course, is that porn is just like any other addictive thing (drugs, gambling, religion, etc), in that the problem is not the thing, but the person. Once addicted, outside help is usually needed, but I believe it's the person's fault for letting themselves become addicted in the first place. The things that they are addicted to are completely neutral.
She has encouraged me to "do some research" about the dangers and evils of porn. Would anyone here have any recommendations of places to start? I'd be particularly interested in sources that contradict her view.