Sunday, June 19, 2016

Sex As Religion

It’s Dangerous to Believe -- Religious Freedom & the Sexual Revolution | National Review:

A worthy read on how the modern secular sexual revolution has become a dime-store religion complete with it's dogma, saints, sinners, heresy, etc. It's main credo is:

The first commandment of this new secularist writ is that no sexual act between consenting adults is wrong. Two corollary imperatives are that whatever contributes to consenting sexual acts is an absolute good, and that anything interfering, or threatening to interfere, with consenting sexual acts is ipso facto wrong.
As the title of the authors book indicates "it's dangerous to believe" -- I'm not sure if she reaches the same conclusion as many thinkers have, that you WILL believe in something. Breathing is "dangerous" as well -- if your air supply is cut off, you die. Likewise, if your belief system falls apart, madness, depression, suicide, violence, etc are all real potentials. Atheists are often the angriest people you meet -- attempting to be their own god with faith in either just themselves, or the idea that "science" is not belief and requires no faith -- a fallacy that I've covered in detail in the past

The other problem with humans and belief is that it really would not be "belief" if there wasn't something inside of us screaming that we are right and others are WRONG! Not surprisingly, the reason that Christianity was such an adaptive religion for cultural blessing (for those of you that discount divine blessing) is that it didn't force church and state into one dominant coercive force like Islam's Sharia, or secular humanism's demand that the state be the one true religion. 

Christianity demands that we love our neighbor even as we may justly hate their sin. The church of sex demands that all buy in to the dogma of their worship. 

The bedrock of contemporary progressivism can only be described as quasi-religious. The followers of this faith are, furthermore, Kantians regarding these beliefs, in the sense that the philosopher’s categorical imperative applies: Exactly like followers of other faiths, they believe both that they are right, and that people who disagree are wrong — and that those other people ought to think differently.

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