posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 11:53 AM
reply to post by albertabound
First off, not judging others is in no way a fundamental aspect of any religion. The bible says many times "judge others, but not yourself", or
something along those lines (old and new testament). Even when Jesus said "judge not, lest ye be judged" he went on to explain that it's okay to
judge others, but beware HOW you judge them, because you will be judged in the same manner before the LORD. So if you judge harshly, you in turn will
be judged harshly.
Enough of that. The bible was written by mortal men. I have no doubt in my mind that it was not divinely inspired, not even a little. I think that
some of the books were written by men who THOUGHT they were being divinely inspired (Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel are three examples of books written
by very sincere men), but the majority of the bible is just tales of old with a little mythology thrown in, or just pages and pages of commandments
and punishments for breaking said commandments (looking at you, Leviticus). The bible comes from a time and culture where the oppression of women was
a common part of daily life. Women are scarcely mentioned in the bible, but when they are it's usually judgmental toward them. The bible says a lot
about not screwing another man's wife, but in the old testament, little is written about screwing a single lady (put yo hands up).
Even in the New Testament, Paul acknowledges the sexual desires of man. He says, "If you cannot restrain yourself, marry. It is better to marry than
to burn," or something like that. However, he suggests if you are not married, do not seek a wife. I think he was a bit touched in the head and made
up a lot of his own rules on the whim. The book of Acts says many, many times how Paul went to and fro debating with other disciples. Their constant
debates were just them interpreting whatever Jesus said + old testament writings however they wanted. Kinda like religious people today.
Bottom line, the bible does not say sex is bad. It says sexual immorality is bad, which includes adultery, homosexuality and fornication. I, however,
think all sex is good as long as all parties involved consent. The steamy energy and emotion at an orgy is unmatched in any other activity.