Friday, 17 March 2017
The basis of the popular rebellion against religion is that God is anti-sex.
This, of course, is demonstrably ridiculous.
God is the author of sex.
He has made us sexual beings.
So why would God be anti-sex?
The basis of religious objections to sex dates from ancient ascetic practises.
This is the source of St. Paul's hysterical writings on sex which the Christian Churches adopted.
You will not find these ideas in Jesus' teachings.
Jesus taught that God is Love.
And sex is closer to love than self-denial.
Those who practise self-denial seek to bargain with God.
They try to trade earthly pleasure for heavenly pleasure.
But you cannot bargain with God.
And why would God grant pleasure in Heaven if He was opposed to pleasure on earth?
These things are not logical.
And they insult God.
God is not opposed to sex.
Sex is an integral part of God's good creation.
And as such we should celebrate our sexuality as part of our redeeming love.
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