Have been keeping an eye on the Pacifism thread in the theology section, but feel that this topic is not really "theological" in nature.
Newsweek ran an interesting article this week on the topic of "war porn." War porn really consists of the gruesome images that are created by war...whether it is something as "soft" as a bomb blowing up a car, or as "hard" as a sniper killing someone with a headshot.
There are two views to war porn.
1. Some people are stimulated by viewing these pictures and videos, similar to someone who may view sexual pornography.
2. War porn will help us to realize the true cost of war (lives...many times innocent ones). By viewing these pictures and videos, it will cause us to only want peace, and all wars will end.
My question: Do you believe that it would work, or like other things in life, would we soon forget about it? How far is to far in displaying what actually happens in war? Would you let a 14 year old view this?