Someone made the following comment in another forum I am on, and here was my response, and I thought I would share it here:
Ok, so lb said the following thing:
Quote:I don't see what one's religion has to do with one's sex life, I really don't. I think we should all pray/be spiritual in whatever manner suits us best, and enjoy our sexuality as much as possible, and generally be happy. How is THAT for simple-minded?
Historically, religion has always had an impact on sexuality. Either from a control aspect as practiced by most Western religions, or as an enlightenment tool, as practiced by most Eastern religions.
Either way you have it, there is an influence. The laws on the books in this country regarding sexuality are motivated by religious thought, specifically, Christian thought. Often inaccurate, but that is it nonetheless.
Now while the term religion was used, from this point on I will be focusing on spirituality, because I believe religion and spirituality are often two different things, and for the purposes of this discussion, the focus will be on spirituality. ( Read more...Collapse )