djinwa wrote:For some reason we have a perverted obsession with sex. When you tell everyone to not think about the pink elephant in the room, what do they think about?
What do people think of most on fast Sunday?
It is obviously good to control our urges. It just seems we are awful selective in which urges we care about. Such selectivity makes you wonder what the true motives are. Do we really care about the individual, or is there some kind of power game over sex? If we really cared about them and sin, we'd be shaming over all forms of lust that are not being controlled.
Sexual sin has had a devastating effect on western society. That said, if someone says "family limitation is a sin" even the religious will respond, for the most part, saying, "mind your own business" but the same people will condemn nudity as well as masturbation.
I'd guess most church members are overweight. Why do we not put more emphasis on controlling our eating? Members should meet with the bishop for a monthly weigh-in and diet review. Can't have them defiling their temple.
Have you seen the statistics for how many men and women die every year from masturbation? It is staggering! Of course gluttony is okay. If your body is a temple why not make one as big as a Walmart?
Most members lust for worldly things and spend too much for things they don't need. As I've mentioned many times before, I've seen divorces in extended family because the wife was not satisfied with the lifestyle her husband provided. ZERO shame for her over that. No disciplinary action for blowing up the family.
Well duh, the scriptures say "...eat,drink and be merry..." and if a hubby can't provide the latest consumer items of course he should be kicked to the side.
A teenager that occasionally masturbates is certainly a bigger problem than destroying families, right? What is wrong with us?!!!
Well of course. The scriptures are filled with condemnations of masturbation. They are everywhere! Show me one instance of the scriptures condemning divorce. Go ahead, just one.
Were I to create worlds, I would describe sin as actions with negative consequences. I don't see the negative to occasional masturbation by teenagers. Would we prefer teen pregnancies?
Are we saying it is bad simply because it feels good? So why provide refreshments at church functions.? What makes one form of pleasure evil and another good?
If we are not to feel any sexual pleasure before getting married, then why did God design us to reach puberty at age 10 or so? Is that some kind of sick joke or something?
Well, most women in the Bible got married or pregnant at 14. Of course in those days people married younger. I personally think that most LDS males and females by age 25 who are not married have had sex (I have seen statistics that suggest the rates are higher for LDS females). Maybe we need to encourage marriage at the ages it tended to occur in 1980 - 23-24 for males and 20 - 22 for females.
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