posted on Jan, 6 2010 @ 08:19 PM
Sex as an act is not sinful in and of itself. Nobody ever said it was, including Western Civilization. You can't show me a
condemnation and refutation of Sex as sinful, simply as an act of reproduction. Anyone who argues that the reproductive act is "sinful"
probably also has problems with eating and breathing.
There's just no logical argument for opposing reproduction.
What is considered "sinful" is the abuse of the act of Sex for purposes that have nothing to do with reproduction. And this sort of
"sinful sex" has been opposed for thousands of years in most cultures, long before Western Civilization ever came into being. The
West didn't invent anything when it comes to Sex, except perhaps new ways of degrading women and children.
There are several reasons that certain sexual acts came to be viewed as disgusting and perverse and "sinful," dating back tens of centuries.
First and foremost, The Spread of Disease. In ancient times, primitive cultures had no idea of the existence of bacterial and viral
disease. They certainly suffered from such diseases, but they had no notion of how these illnesses were contracted and spread, except for a
few vague associations:
• Eating rotting and uncooked food often led to illness.
• Drinking stagnant water often led to illness.
• Living in close proximity to sewage often led to illness.
• Having sex with multiple partners often led to illness.
They KNEW that these activities produced disease and death. No question about it. Accordingly, they developed practices and traditions and
communal LAWS to prevent disease:
• Cooking food before eating it drastically reduced disease.
• Drinking fresh, flowing water drastically reduced disease.
• Creating distance between sewage and living quarters drastically reduced disease.
• Restricting sex to one partner drastically reduced disease.
And this is how you see the birth of whole cultures of disease-related LAWS, which were eventually incorporated into their respective
Early Judaism, in particular, took all of these disease-related laws VERY seriously. Most of their 613 commandments from God have to do
with clean food, clean living, and not sticking your penis into too many vaginas or anuses.
THAT is how Judaism came to regard many aspects of Sex as "sinful" — not the act itself, but the abuses of the act. That's
where the story of Sodom and Gommora originated, undoubtedly — it was the story of a moral and sexual cesspool that God utterly destroyed.
This is what happens, in Jewish folklore, when communities of human beings stick too many penises into too many vaginas and anuses — God wipes out
And, certainly, you see where they might get such ideas.
Take HIV/AIDS, for example — the practice of anal sex provides all of the conditions necessary for the communication of this disease:
The walls of the rectum are very thin and prone to damage which produces the free-flow of blood; and the penis is a perfect syringe for injecting
HIV/AIDS directly into the bloodstream.
Hence, when HIV/AIDS first broke out in the West, it started in the male gay communities. That's where the disease survived and
In a primitive culture, this would no doubt be construed as God's Wrath on homosexual behavior. Like it or not, right or wrong, the fact
remained that the gay men started dropping off like flies, and a lot of people righteously pointed to God's wrath.
Not to limit this to HIV/AIDS and gay sex, the sexual act can and does spread a godawful array of diseases to men and women, both straight and
homosexual alike, and particularly in instances of multiple partners.
In ancient times, the answer was simple: Make laws against homosexuality and promiscuous sex, and make laws about monogamy and one-partner marriage.
Cultures that followed such laws SURVIVED LONGER.
Aside from the spread of disease, many of our earliest sex laws also had to do with human territoriality and property ownership.
Thou shalt not tap the booty of thy neighbor's wife is kind of a no-brainer, don't you think? When you commit adultery, you're not only
exposing a married couple to your diseases, you're also going to get your ass killed when the husband or wife finds out.
Cultures with strong laws against adultery SURVIVED LONGER, because their citizens weren't chasing each other out the bedroom window with
At any rate, Western Civilization didn't invent such morality laws; in fact, Western Civilization has done everything it can to
circumvent morality laws and morality in general.
— Doc Velocity