Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Sex and Religion: having faith in both

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© Copyright Arthur Levine – 2007
Keywords: God, Faith, Sex, Religion
Words: 503

There are some things people learn from their parents and some things they learn in church, but learning about sex is usually accomplished via the self-study method. We just have to have faith that what we learn about sex is appropriate and in keeping with the teachings of God.

The good part is that most of us have a natural proclivity for procreation, and thus are following in the footsteps of God. After all He did make all of us in His image, didn’t he?

I don’t mean to sound blasphemous, but having sexual feelings seems to be a natural instinct, and you know whom we got those from. Thank God there is no reason to believe we are doing something wrong when we have sex. It is nice to know that on the contrary we are doing God’s work and populating the planet.

Don’t get too happy just yet. We still have to account for the use of prophylactics and the proliferation of same sex coupling. I don’t think either of these things were part of God’s original plan.

In spite of all our good intentions, we humans manage to mess things up once in a while or at least deviate from God’s plan. Maybe that’s why some of us are called deviates. But I prefer to concentrate on what comes naturally both in my religious beliefs and in my sexual habits. It makes it so much easier for me to have faith in God and myself that way.

Speaking of having faith, when was the last time you viewed having sex as a religious experience? Makes you stop and think doesn’t it? If we concentrate on the religious aspect of having sex more of us might enjoy it more or at least feel less guilty about doing it. We might even come to accept it as a normal part of life.

Don’t you want to be normal? If you do you are going to have to learn to channel your sexual impulses to adhere to the will of God as each of you interpret it. That shouldn’t be so difficult, should it?

I don’t know why an activity that we all seem to enjoy so much and which evidently is a religious experience should cause so many of us pain and stress. Maybe if we had more faith in God all we would be left with is the pleasure of the experience of doing God’s will.

Arthur Levine is the author of the Search For God Stories and The Magic of Faith. To read some of the stories that will enable you to discover new evidence of God’s existence and how we got here for yourself, access To see more of his articles or to become a writer yourself, check out