Why do religions crush sexuality while it is natural and integral part of life?

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  • You are just making up red herrings and stereotypes.

    The main issue with scripture/faith vs. society/the world regarding sex

    Is that scripture ordains sex is only between a husband and his wife and that families make up society and marriages are for until death. Sex, sexuality is for your marriage partner.

    Society pushes sex with anything, anyone, anything... marry, don't marry, divorce at the drop of a hat, none of it matters, do what you want, nothing matters, there are no consequences to anything. Be sexy, sexual at all times... even if just going to the grocery store.

    Nothing in scripture says there is anything wrong with sex.

    It says:
    "May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.
    A loving doe, a graceful deer—may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be intoxicated with her love." Proverbs 5: 18-19

    Against sex outside of marriage:

    "Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge." Hebrews 13: 4

    It says enjoy each other: (Imagery is kind of weird, out dated but basically... they find each other hot and are gonna get it on... but they are married)

    How beautiful are your feet in sandals,
    O noble daughter!
    Your rounded thighs are like jewels, the work of a master hand.
    Your navel is a rounded bowl that never lacks mixed wine.
    Your belly is a heap of wheat, encircled with lilies.
    Your two breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle.
    Your neck is like an ivory tower. Your eyes are pools in Heshbon,
    by the gate of Bath-rabbim. Your nose is like a tower of Lebanon,
    which looks toward Damascus.
    Your head crowns you like Carmel, and your flowing locks are like purple;
    a king is held captive in the tresses. How beautiful and pleasant you are,
    O loved one, with all your delights! Your stature is like a palm tree,
    and your breasts are like its clusters. I say I will climb the palm tree
    and lay hold of its fruit. Oh may your breasts be like clusters of the vine,
    and the scent of your breath like apples, and your jmouth2 like the best wine.
    It goes down smoothly for my beloved, gliding over lips and teeth. I am my beloved’s,
    land his desire is for me. The Bride Gives Her Love. Come, my beloved,
    let us go out into the fields and lodge in the villages; let us go out early to the vineyards
    and see whether the vines have budded, whether other grape blossoms have opened
    and the pomegranates are in bloom. There I will give you my love. The mandrakes give forth fragrance, and beside our doors are all choice fruits, new as well as old,
    which I have laid up for you, O my beloved. Song of Soloman 7: 1-13

    • Thanks for elaborating reply based in scripture

  • Religion controls sexuality because sexuality has the potential for some very negative effects, historically and even a bit in the present.

    Having sex comes with the potential of catching an STD. STDs aren't as big of a deal nowadays because we live with antibiotics that can cure them, now; but from 100 years ago all the way back to the stone age, there was no cure for STDs. STDs were a death sentence. No wonder people developed rules against free sex with that in mind.

    Having sex also comes with the potential of having children. The problem with free sex in an environment with no contraception is that it results in children who don't live with both of their parents; or in some cases, it results in children who don't know who their father is. Studies have shown that children need to live with both of their parents, and their parents need to live together, for children to thrive. The alternative is children who misbehave at school, children who fail at school, and children who have depression; and all of this occurs today, as confirmed by many educational studies.

    Given the above negative impacts from free sex, it is no wonder that religion attempted to control it. Perhaps the whole demonizing people for having a sex drive was a bit much, but the opposite that we have nowadays ignores the fact that sex has potential negative consequences, and continuing to ignore those negative consequences will only result in the lifestyle of free sex being discredited.

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  • Who knows. Religion is all about control. Most are just like gangs but have altars. My gang is better than your gang and all that. Denying pleasure from the most natural act is just a manifestation of that control.

    • Can we say it is control without respecting the human feelings and desires?

    • Well I am sure there will be a range of use and of course there are a variety of religious gangs, some more in tune with natural desires than others. We should not generalise and we should also respect peoples beliefs and a lot of the good sensible guidance about how to live in harmony and with consideration for others that stems from most religions

    • Thanks for convincing reply.

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  • Why do you think that religions crush sexuality. My church has never said that sex is bad, it should be avoided, or not enjoyed.

  • You definitely have a point. Not sure they crush it, but it’s only supported in a very strict way. I’d suppose it’s due to ancient teachings and not how society wants to live now. The way marriage is highly regarded and taught to be treated seriously is a good thing though, right?

    • yeah, I really actually support marriage. if you just fuck girl after girl, you’re going to leave her (and yourself) pretty damn empty… sex is pretty intimate in my opinion and you shouldn’t go off showing around the most vulnerable part of yourself. and, within marriage, the church promotes sexuality..

  • The goal, of most fundamentalist religions is for old men to get to have sex with young women, Failing that it is to prevent young women from leaving the tribe.

  • They don't, necessarily. They just tie it to marriage. Eroticism is not "crushed" among husbands and wives.

  • They want to control people.

  • Because religion is about controlling people. Not about helping people. It's about making them feel "not normal" to make them seek help at the church. So they create the problem and offer the solution like many ruthless corporations do

  • Religion is just a poor attempt to control you and your life through fear. The whole concept of waiting till marriage is ridiculous. You never see a lion wait till marriage.

    Once you ignore religion life becomes way easier and simpler.

  • I think it's not about crushing sexuality but about not being too lustful. It's because it's harder to love a person if you only think about her body and not her personality. Sexuality is nothing wrong if it is well-thought and don't stop you from bonding with your other half.

  • I’m Christian, and don’t think it crushes any part of it. I think it’s good to wait for marriage and to only have sex with your spouse.

  • Segregation and control. Which is the idea of organized religion in the first place

  • Because religions are fucked up and stupid.

  • Yeah I know and yet we are overpopulated still