That being said, don't get too bummed out about his apparent disbelief in genuinely successful black individuals. I'm pretty sure the dude is just an idiot.
For example, the video below shows Chris Hudson (who has taken to calling himself "The Forerunner") attempting to logically support the notion that masturbation is immoral. First, watch the video; then, see my list of arguments below on both why he's wrong and why he's a moron. Enjoy!
Now I'm not an expert on logic, biology, psychology, religion, or anything really, but it isn't too hard to identify some major flaws in his entire 9 and a 1/2 minute argument. Here are some of the major issues I found after watching the video once...
- You would hope that the man's lead-off argument would be the strongest (shit, maybe it still is), but it's entirely flawed. According to Hudson, because God declared that Adam and Eve should be fruitful and multiply, this logically dictates that God didn't want them to masturbate (or: have sex with oneself, as the dictionary apparently puts it). Following the rules of formal logic, Hudson's argument looks something like this:
- Masturbation means by definition "to have sex with oneself."
- God said "be fruitful and multiply" (i.e. have sex with each other and produce offspring)
- Therefore, God said "don't ever have sex with yourself."
- He says multiple times that "masturbation is an unnatural act." He's wrong. Here's why:
- It's pronounced EE-JAK-YOO-LAYT, not EE-JAK-UH-LAYT.
- Just because you ejaculate does not mean that you are "addicted to masturbation" (which he directly states at about 2:40). Furthermore, just because you masturbate doesn't mean you're addicted to masturbation!
- He claims that masturbation "has some very serious health implications." The first "very serious" implication he notes is a loss of zinc in the male body every time one ejaculates. FIRST, you don't only ejaculate when you masturbate, dumbass. SECOND, losing zinc (and therefore losing testosterone and feeling "less manly" -- which is why he says losing zinc is bad) is NOT a serious health implication. You know what's serious? Sickness and death. Feeling less manly is not serious. Prioritize, bub.
- He sites the fact that, through sexual intercourse, female vaginal secretions replace some of the elements that a male loses when he ejaculates. He seems to be trying to imply that if you masturbate this won't happen or something. Again (see above) it is possible to both have sex and masturbate. Some people do both daily.
- He says you have to be married to have sex. This has nothing to do with anything at all. Further, he gives no evidence for this.
- Masturbation stimulates the nervous system. According to Hudson, if you overstimulate this system you create a hormonal imbalance in your body. First, this can happen if you have too much sex, but of course he only implies that it happens through masturbation. Second, just because you masturbate doesn't mean you masturbate so fucking much that you throw your whole body out of whack. Third, according to experts on human sexuality, the majority of people don't stimulate this portion of their nervous system enough! According to them, people should have sex and masturbate more often.
- The psychological and physiological "imbalances" that Hudson says are a direct result of masturbating include poor memory, migraine headaches, lower back pain, leg pain, and fatigue. These are also symptoms of stress. If you hadn't already figured it out by this point in your life, one of the major relievers of stress is sexual release. What's the easiest, most readily available, quickest, drama-free way to achieve sexual release? You guessed it.
- "Creating alterations to the chemical makeup of your body" is a "sin against God" according to Hudson's interpretation of the Bible. A whole lot of people drink a whole lot of wine and beer in the Bible at God's encouragement. Not to mention all the references to what might actually have been marijuana (i.e. a foundational interpretation and belief of the Rastafari religion). These things alter your body. Just sayin.
- Jesus says in the New Testament that if you lust after another man's wife then you are committing adultery. According to Hudson, it requires lustful thoughts to enter into the act of masturbating in the first place. This was almost a successful argument. However, married people aren't the only ones who masturbate. Therefore, not everybody who masturbates is an "adulterer" according to this definition. Also, if you are married, who's to say you aren't masturbating to the thought of your own wife while she isn't there or something? Also, (he keeps taking Bible passages literally, so he needs to be consistent here) he quotes Jesus as directly stating that lusting after another man's wife is a sin, but he doesn't say anything about unmarried women. Well I can guarantee you that a whole shit ton of porn stars are not married.
- Finally, Hudson ends with a "truism" to try and help elevate his own comments. He says "don't believe what anybody tells you." It's pretty obvious that this includes him.
Wow, I didn't really think I had 12 points against this dude's argument. I posted a link to this post on his YouTube page along with a request that he reply. Hopefully he's open to critique. I can't wait for his response.
Also, I should add that even though I cited the rules of formal logic above I did violate these rules by attacking Hudson himself and not the issue on more that one occasion. Just to show how aware I am of it and how little it bothers me, I'll do it once more...
As a final note (which isn't necessary or called for) I just want to point out another observation. It has nothing to do with his argument or anything, just some funny shit I noticed when I paused the video. I thought the dude looked familiar.
The internet is an unsafe place for false prophets.