Sunday, March 21, 2010
Sex and Religion
Religion is all about controlling others. What is the best way to do that? Tell the children what what is going on in their body is evil. As we adults know it is all quite confusing as our bodies morph into adults. So, this is the perfect time to take advantage of the vulnerable which is religion's favorite target.
Right off the bat Jehovah decrees in Exodus 20:
You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.
The 10th commandment is against envy and sexual feelings. An aside: Envy is what keeps capitalism going but American Christians conveniently sweep that under the rug.
Most people remember Jesus' Sermon on the Mount as a loving sermon, like blessed are the meek. However, this is also part of it:
You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell. From the peanut gallery: What if you masturbate with your left hand?
Sweet Jesus. I should destroy some part of my body because of a simple biological need to keep our species alive? If we could kill all our sexual feelings then the human race would die out in less than 150 years and then you would have no one to shame. It just does not make sense unless you want people to feel shame in order to control them.
Movies like Jesus of Nazareth, which I have watched many times for inspiration to believe the illusion, leave the dismember your body part out of the sermon on the mount. They need Jesus to be sweet and loving. Most preachers would leave it out as well. The part they leave in says you should be happy when you are persecuted. Again don't feel what you naturally feel.
Mind control. Religion is not happy enough with controlling your behavior it must also have control of your thoughts. What was that crap about God giving us free-will?
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