Religion And Sexuality

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Religion And Sexuality

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I've not yet come to understand (perhaps someone can explain it) the modern fascination between some relgions and one's sexuality and sexual activities... :confused2:
In regards to the god/devil/heaven/hell religions, their mainfocus seems to be the eternity of the soul and whom is worshipped. Sex and all that comes with it doesn't seem to have anything to do with that any more than ice cream does (past the 'because god says' mantra).
Surely everyone will have an opinion as to why it's important, but most everyone has an opinion about most everything.
So other than 'because god says so', what's religion's reasoning getting involved in what people to in the privacy of their own lives?

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Re: Religion And Sexuality

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connermt wrote: So other than 'because god says so', what's religion's reasoning getting involved in what people to in the privacy of their own lives?
Sexuality is a more powerful motivator than spirituality, rooted as it is in human reproduction. So naturally, the leaders of religions instinctively try to rein it in, even going so far as to mutilate a woman's clitoris.
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connermt wrote: Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:16 am I've not yet come to understand (perhaps someone can explain it) the modern fascination between some relgions and one's sexuality and sexual activities... :confused2:
In regards to the god/devil/heaven/hell religions, their mainfocus seems to be the eternity of the soul and whom is worshipped. Sex and all that comes with it doesn't seem to have anything to do with that any more than ice cream does (past the 'because god says' mantra).
Surely everyone will have an opinion as to why it's important, but most everyone has an opinion about most everything.
So other than 'because god says so', what's religion's reasoning getting involved in what people to in the privacy of their own lives?
Sex/sexuality is one of the strongest part of being a human. Once the church had control over this, they're one step closer to complete control.
That and some higher-up church leaders have a sort of perversion they entertain, sometimes directly, but other times, indirectly.
IMO of course
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Re: Religion And Sexuality

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[Replying to nobspeople in post #13]

Very true. I also can’t help but notice all the banned names earlier in this thread. Sexuality (and it’s relationship to religion) is probably one of the most difficult topics to discuss civilly, as it hits so close to home—especially if someone is LGBTQIA (who are often condemned by Christianity and other Abrahamic faiths). The church picks up on this intimacy and sees it as something to control, because if it can control that then it will have little trouble breaking through to other areas.
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