What makes the issue of sex & sexuality the source of immense contention with re

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  1. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago

    What makes the issue of sex & sexuality the source of immense contention with religionists?

    Why makes so many religionists view the issue of sexuality negatively unless it is within certain prescribed barriers?

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  2. Akriti Mattu profile image77
    Akriti Mattuposted 3 years ago

    Mainly hypocrisy and the desire to control people through fear.

    1. Kiss andTales profile image78
      Kiss andTalesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      True people can have that kind of power , but most people do what they want anyway.That is why the world is in caos.now .Religion has always been ,but most  people do not abide by it.they reason support the church, but live your life the way you want

  3. Titen-Sxull profile image86
    Titen-Sxullposted 3 years ago

    Part of many religions is that they fold certain societal norms and morals into their doctrines and superstitions. If a King or a Priest tells you to do something (or not to do something) they are just a man, they might command a lot of power but they are, in the end, not that different from the common man.

    But if a God says not to do something...

    Not only can a God punish you here and now by drying up the rains, bringing your enemies to conquer you or sending a plague among the people but he can then punish you in the afterlife as well.

    The punishments for transgressing a human authority can be horrific but a punishment for transgressing the law of God, unimaginable, potentially ETERNAL. Plus rather than just be part of an ordinary law if it becomes the will of some God it becomes sacred, absolute, above the reproach and alteration of mortals.

    One of the great things about actual human morality, however, is that ages of religious tyranny have not stopped moral progress from happening. Those who understand that, God or no God, we are the ones who make our own moral judgments and must be responsible for reasoning morality out on our own have dragged the fundamentalists kicking and screaming into the modern age.

    Of course there is much work to be done but its hard to deny the massive damage that religion has done by pretending its ideas are sacred and unquestionable.

    So to sum up and actually answer the question, religion embeds itself in societies and often takes credit for or control of societal norms and moral values. This has been devastating for humanity on the whole, whether we look at sexual ethics or any other aspect of morality. As Christopher Hitchens so aptly put it, religion poisons everything.

    1. Kiss andTales profile image78
      Kiss andTalesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That is only poison can be deadly, but the truth will set you free from the false and counterfeit of it all.
      The problem is people have customized religion to their lifestyles
      They pick what suits them, but the suit is not the suit of God.

    2. Titen-Sxull profile image86
      Titen-Sxullposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      And what is the "suit of God"? There's a hundred religions, tens of thousands of sects, dozens of would-be scriptures and all of them are the product of mankind. In the end God's stance would be meaningless, we are the ones who make decisions.

    3. Say Yes To Life profile image80
      Say Yes To Lifeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      K&T - you keep saying Christianity is not practiced in the proper way, but no Voice is booming out of the sky in protest. Bullying is why Christianity is the world's most practiced religion. Perhaps the Voice has a vested interest in being silent

  4. Say Yes To Life profile image80
    Say Yes To Lifeposted 3 years ago

    That's a good question!  Someone else here asked why it's ok for kids to view violence on TV, but not sex!
    My guess is, some puritanical faiths are afraid of pleasure in any form, so they fear sexuality.  The ones that prohibit birth control have in interest in getting as large a population as possible, to maintain their existence. 
    Some religions, like Hinduism, promote the enjoyment of sex; they even have a discipline called Tantra.  Yet, look at their huge population.  As the second most populated country on Earth, they can barely support themselves.  I heard when the US sent condoms there, they refused to use them - until the US got creative and made colored ones.
    Wow - this is worth studying!  I'll have to include it in the sequel to my adult book!
    P.S.  I should have answered this question under my pen name, Ana Kolomeka.

  5. M. T. Dremer profile image93
    M. T. Dremerposted 3 years ago

    I do believe there is a historical answer to this question, but I don't know what it is off the top of my head. It may have been in relation to pagan opposition. In other words, in order to establish dominance, religions like Christianity had to demonize the opposition. In some cases they assimilated traditions (like the date for Christmas) and in other cases they just turned those traditions into 'sins'. So, if a pagan religion promoted sex, Christianity labeled it evil. Not all assimilated morals are bad, but it is incredibly unfortunate that sex got lumped in with things like murder and thievery.

  6. passionatelearnr profile image89
    passionatelearnrposted 2 years ago

    Sex is serious and It can get you into serious trouble.you can catch STD,get unwanted pregnanacy,fall in unrequited love or break up your family.
    if you don't control your biological desire to eat you will become sick physically.if you dont control your lust you will become mentally and emotionally sick.

    1. Say Yes To Life profile image80
      Say Yes To Lifeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent points!

 
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