Ricky Schroder Condemns Internet Pornography, Says It Has 'Poisoned' Sex

Actor Ricky Schroder has spoken out about internet pornography, stating that it has "corrupted healthy relations between men and women."

The Silver Spoons star, 51, on Monday took to his Instagram account to share a Bible reading, after which he spoke about how the internet had been used in a way that has "poisoned" sex and facilitated people's infidelities.

Schroder opened up the topic by discussing how humans lived through the Stone Age and the Metal Ages thousands of years ago "and then, boom, now here we are on this device, this magic device," he said, referring to internet technology.

"I have to look at the evidence and come to the conclusion that it's more often than not that this is not human," Schroder added of the invention of the internet. This was perhaps a gift to us, this technology, that man has corrupted into a curse.

"It doesn't mean the gifts, the technology, were bad. It just means the ways we use them has been inappropriate."

The actor then went on to link the rise of the internet and other modern technologies to the Roswell incident of 1947, when it was reported that two flying discs had crashed into a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico.

While there have been enduring conspiracy theories that the U.S. military had encountered aliens following the crash, the Roswell Army Air Field retracted a statement that a "flying disc" had been recovered, saying the crashed object was actually a conventional weather balloon.

"Well, that's a theory anyway." Schroder went on in his video. "That 75 years ago Roswell happened and then the exponential growth of technology when you look at our story they've told us, anyway. So that's food for thought, you know."

He continued: "I used to think that this technology was all bad, but I think it's the way mankind's used it that's been bad, and that it could have been used for good. And maybe next time it it will be.

"Because what I believe is happening is pornography came with the internet and it hurt, corrupted, poisoned people… It's not that it can't be fixed, but it poisoned the way people saw sex and the way people interacted with sex.

"And all the cheating that happened with Facebook and betrayals that people have done to each other because of social media—the way man's used it—pornography has corrupted healthy relations between men and women.

"I mean… now I guess anything goes. And so I think what we've had now is 40 years of this anything goes mentality on the internet and the corruption is self-evident, I believe, within the human heart and soul."

Suggesting that God could one day "turn the power off," he went on: "The world was better before the internet, there's no doubt. And so I can see why God would turn the power off and get rid of this thing until it's controlled better. But God's timing, God's will be done."

"Humankind has to pull together at this time," he concluded, "And especially America, we need to pull together. They're going to start limiting resources and when that happens we have to pull together extra."

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Ricky Schroder visits the studios of SiriusXM in New York City on November 6, 2017. The actor has spoken out against internet pornography in a new post shared on his Instagram account. Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images