Why are Evangelical Christians soooo interested in what you do in bed?

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  1. earllogjam

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    For the life of me I just can't figure it out.

    What makes "forbidden" sex so fascinating to them? Why should they care?
     
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    Because they want to try it themselves and they're to damn ugly and they get turned down all the time :biggrin1:
     
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    because they get a toaster oven upon arrival in heaven if they save you from one of the Seven Deadly Sins:

    Lust (Latin, luxuria)

    Lust (or lechery) is usually thought of as involving obsessive or excessive thoughts or desires of a sexual nature. Unfulfilled lusts sometimes lead to sexual or sociological compulsions and/or transgressions including (but obviously not limited to) sexual addiction, adultery, bestiality, rape, and incest. Dante's criterion was "excessive love of others," which therefore rendered love and devotion to God as secondary. In "Purgatorio", the penitent walks within flames to purge himself of lustful/sexual thoughts and feelings.
     
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    short answer?

    Fundamental Christians (perhaps all Christians to one degree or another) are taught that sex is something intrinsically bad unless had for procreative purposes.

    Most have been indoctrinated to that belief to such a degree that plain ol' hetero copulation is seen as disgusting or wanton. Add enjoyment and homosexuality to that notion and it's a recipe for condemnation.

    Poor fuckers don't know the error of their instruction.....:rolleyes:
     
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    i gather it's because they believe God cares. which is a reasonable opinion, i suppose, none of us are exactly sure what God's into. personally i think He would find sex rather distasteful and possibly a bit limited, but i don't think He would care enough to make any specific prohibitions - imagine YOU had inspired all of creation, and indeed had a complex and boundless universe to maintain on a day-to-day basis, i think you would probably put 'checking up on earthlings' intimate practices' quite far down the agenda

    unless of course God experiences time differently to ourselves, such that He can cram an infinite amount of oversight-procedure into His schedule, but even then i think He would probably refrain from looking into our sex-lives in the interests of bureaucratic efficiency.

    on the other hand, possibly God is, like some of us mortals, quite horny, perhaps He likes to have a celestial rummage over copulating carbon-based organisms. or maybe He's morelike a psychosociologist, setting up little experiments to see where what we like to do with our sexual organs if left unadvised. perhaps if someone has some scripture references for the major bits about sexuality they could furnish me, i'm interested but too lazy to read the whole Bible!
     
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    As an evangelical Christian, I would like to take this opportunity to say that I dont care what you do in your bedroom. I think different denominations have different mind sets on things. Sex is not only created for procreation but for the mutual enjoyment of the two partners. This is said in the Bible. So anything else that someone tells you, that is their interpretation. I do believe that what I read in the bible is true but that does not stop me from loving other people and having concern and care for their well being. Remember christians can be just like anyone else with their own personal foibles and idiosyncrisies. Though some go to church for a show I would hope that they are also going there in the attempt to become a better person as well. Please do not paint all Christians with a wide sweeping jaundiced eye. It is just as bad as experiencing the shoe on the other foot.
     
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    Proverbs 5:15, 18-19 "Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well...Let thy fountain be blessed and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love."

    1 Corinthians 6:15-16 "Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of a harlot? God forbid. What! Know ye not that he which is joined to a harlot is one body? For two, saith he, shall be one flesh."

    *Exwhysee pretends to know anything about the Bible*
     
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    ha ha ha, the 'members' of Christ....does it really say 'cistern' in the bible? what IS a cistern, if not a pump-thing in a toilet? and what's a 'pleasant roe', caviar?! i need to get one of those new-english bibles....thanks for reminding me!



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    I don't know why you would need to say Evangelical, the moral and religious right seem to think they should be the deciding factor on many issues like animal rights, meat eaters, sexual orientation, abortion rights, what gets taught in schools, separation of church and state, and birth control. I think people should stick to raising there own children properly instead of worry what everyone else is doing.
     
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    Those are two of my favorite passages. The first is talking to men who want to trade in the wife for a newer model. Even then men probably had midlife crises and wandering eyes. The Hind and Roe refer to animals in the deer and antelope families. They were considered graceful and beautiful. It was merely saying to let yourself be satisfied with your partner instead of going out there shopping once you have made that choice.


    This second passage was written to Christians. It was saying that everytime you sleep with someone new you are sleeping with everyone that person ever slept with( thus relating it to a harlot or prostitute) It is saying that every time you have sex with someone you are joining yourself to that person. For Christians who believe that Christ dwells in them it is saying that if one does go out and fool around they are carrying Christ to the party with them. Food for thought.
     
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    Careful naughty or they'll pull your Evangelical card! :tongue:

    Sorry but that broad brush is appropriate given the how nine tenths of your fellow Evangelicals feel about sex before marriage (except of course the Palins :rolleyes:) and about homosexuality.
     
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    Because most of them 'ain't gettin' any and they don't want you gettin' any as well, that's why! :eek:
     
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    I think most Evangelical Christians have all the base human desires as everyone else. They are not immune their hormones - many probably have the most wild, dirty, nastiest sex of anybody simply because it's the only outlet for their rather regimented religious life. Ted Haggard and all these Evangelical hypocritical pastors caught with prostitutes come to mind. But frankly I could care less.

    Just a hunch.
     
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    What makes "forbidden" sex so fascinating to them? Why should they care


    There Basic Human Instincts possibly have them craving for such
    SOME .. deny themselves such a simple ACT'
    (bit of a shame)
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    Jaunet,

    I happen to live by my beliefs about sex before marriage. Though we may joke about it here I think that many people may believe or even know that the bible says certain things but not practice it. The bible says gossip and pride are wrong as well but there are MANY who practice it as well. I happen to try to live by what the bible says for myself but I can not control the actions of others and it doesnt stop me from caring about them because of it.
     
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    I was gonna suggest that maybe they want to try it, but are nervous about the concequences? However, others seem to be thinking the same thing as I did.:tongue:
     
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    Naughty,

    There's not a doubt in my mind that you do live your beliefs. I've noted your posts.

    It's the pervasion of negative rhetoric ONLY from those who cherry pick from the Bible to condemn others with whom I take exception. Not you.

    :smile:
     
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    Evangelical Christians believe that the Bible is the word of God, and that it provides rules on how they should lead their lives. They interpret some sections of the Bible as prohibitions of sexual acts including homosexuality. Catholic Christians add generations of Church law which prohibits certain sexual activities.

    My view is that both have failed to realise that the Bible while inspired by God is written by men, translated by men and interpreted by men. When I hear someone say "The Bible says ..." I don't even need to hear the rest before saying no it doesn't. What they are saying is a man wrote something, which has been translated sometimes through two or more languages, and which I am now interpreting through my 21st century world view. The Bible reflects the word of God, but through human filters, and like all human things is imperfect.

    The Bible does have something to say about sex, but it is not a major theme or part of the central message. Quite what it is saying on sex is often unclear. Rather we have a message of the primacy of love, and within the context of this principle it is hard to see how sex can be condemned. If Evangelical Christians are condemning sex then I think they are listening to their intellect not their heart.
     
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    They recognise it as a temptation to err and as such must condemn it....really quite a compliment
     
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    Because 'forbidden fruit' always tastes the sweetest. Maybe the thought that someone else is enjoying something which they themselves are not or cannot is just overwhelming to them.
     
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