Post by Jim Newman
Religion has long dominated and controlled the most personal and intimate aspect of our lives. Sex. Psychologist and sociologists have long apologized for the evils of religion by trying to prove how religion provided governance, community, redistributive feasting, and psychological support like counseling and impulse control.
The so called confessional, guilt and shame release, and more truthful big brother mentality of sex by priests has been too long a tool of sheer aggression. There is no social benefit to terrorize inindividual’ss bodies. Its only purpose is the usurpation of existing power structures to funnel status and material goods to contrary power structures. And then to maintain power to the priest class.
I am sorry. I do try find good in everything. To make lemonade from lemons. To look at how wild fires clean underbrush, burn thatch, and free tightly bound seeds.
I can find no redeeming feature in the religious control of sex. Its only purposes is the terrorism and oppression of people. An enforced and learned helplessness such that guilt and shame is controlled by the priest, minister, and pastor class.
There is nothing about the control of sex that contributes to the positive social function of society. That religion tortures its members with taboos, interference, and behavioral dictates blares a blatant power hungry mad man scheme.
American religious people masturbate as much as nonreligious. They watch as much or more pornography. They have more abortions and they have more children out of wedlock. See “Sex and God” and the “War on Sex” for support.
The only purpose is to ensure guilt and shame over the most intimate, the most personal, and the most private aspect of people’s lives. Its only reason is the terrorism and control of people to extract more power and money.
James Michener in “South Pacific” comments on the utter confusion missionaries brought to natives by insisting that sex only occur in the Missionary Position. He ridicules the modern apologist notion that missionaries were trying to encourage more human interaction by making their subjects stare each other in the face while fucking.
It has nothing to do with ensuring this. Do these apologist psychologists really think a missionary that will steal children from its parents to send to missionary school is seeking optimal personal relations among its subjects? Do these apologis psychologists really think, as an aside example, that the impoverishment and slavery of its subjects to build ever larger mission architecture throughout the Americs was about making better relations between the sexes or humans and showing greater lover of God?
Hell no. It was sheer abuse of power. It stands naked in its wanton display of industrialized aggression to people, indigenous and otherwise. It still exists today. In some ways worse. Religious people are more ashamed of sex than ever before!
The cycle of inducing guilt and shame and its partial release by the priest class ensures subjects will have to attend and continue to fill church coffers because they are psychologically and sociologically dependent on them, utterly.
It is a means of control for power and nothing more. There is no healthy reason for a priest to care what position you use. There is no healthy reason to insist sex is only for procreation. There is no healthy reason for a priest to care whether you masturbate. There is no healthy reason for a priest to care how often you have sex. There is no healthy reason for a priest to care whether you talk about sex. There is no healthy reason why you can’t be naked.
The only purpose for any consideration of this behavior is the debased desire for control and power over people to ill and vicious end.
Stop this power hungry madness and torture of all people. Don’t buy into the crap that we can’t be naked because men will rape uncontrollably. Don’t believe that masturbation is unusual or unnecessary or sick. Don’t buy into the fallacy and vicious hatred of the body by thinking that viewing sex is objectification or leads to promiscuity. These are all artifacts of power hungry, religious, insane men. That reasonable people believe some of this crap, like objectification, shows how deep and perverse the power is. Our bodies are ours. Sex is a joy to be praised and enjoyed freely. It is the glue and bonding of human relations. It is a most basic function which allows families to enjoy life and thrive. There is nothing positively natural about the priestly control of sex.
bright and well, Jim Newman