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"I screw, therefore I am"
I finally broke down and got the blue-backed check mark for my Twitter account yesterday. So far it’s just for one month and, as a result, I’ve had to block far more accounts showing explicitly sexual photos and videos than was so before. Call me an oddball, but I don’t even like sex scenes in movies; they make me feel like I’m peering into someone’s bedroom window.
I used to be a regular reader of several liberal and leftist sites. But, as my rightward conversion progressed, I began to find them rather annoying, the main annoyance being the obsession with sex. Now I like sex as much as the next girl, but, after reading or hearing too much about it, there’s a point at which I will say, “well go fuck somebody, and come back when you want to talk about something interesting.”
Some Jewish and Christian commentators have great takes on this subject, which, of course, is couched in Jewish/Christian scripture: if God made us higher than the other beings on the Earth, made us in His image, gave us the ability to be like Him, then He gave us the ability to control our fleshly instincts with our higher, God-given reasoning.
Even separating this teaching from its moorings, this ability is undeniably present - to a greater or lesser degree - in individual cases. However, when this ability is ignored, underdeveloped or scorned, chaos reigns.
Exhibit A: the Catholic priest scandal.
Exhibit B: the treatment of women in some Islamic cultures.
Exhibit C: the high percentage of illegitimate children born to black American women.
And there are exhibits D through Z and back again through the alphabet (pun intended) too many times to mention here.
Now I could quote some Bible scholar or some social psychologist here but I’d just be skirting around my point: sexual obsession turns us into animals. It causes us to sexualize everything. We become like dogs in heat or fish who have to swim upstream and spawn or die. And you know what? A lot of us are already there.
Sexual obsession suppresses higher reasoning functions. Don’t think so?
How else would you explain those who get involved with the spouse of a cherished friend?
What about pedophiles? Do they know that if/when they act on their urges that they will all but destroy a given child?
With STDs being rampant, why would anyone, especially homosexuals, have anonymous, unprotected sex?
We all remember what happened with the late Kobe Bryant. Why would a guy like him - a man with a beautiful wife and a lovely family - risk everything for a quick one with some girl he’d never seen before? (One could ask the same thing about King David.)
I had a friend - one who claimed to be a Christian - tell me that it was unnatural to go without sex, even when one is single. (And, yes, he was trying to get laid.) I countered that it was unnatural to relieve oneself in the receptacles that are generally used for that purpose and that the natural thing to do would be to go right where we sit or stand. He had no answer to that observation - and he didn’t get laid, at least not by me.
It’s as if sex were just invented during the so-called Sexual Revolution. This ‘new’ invention now has focus groups, lobbies, organizations, and activists for whatever way one wants to blow one’s socks off.
Prude I may be, but it’s boring and tiresome to endlessly obsess over that which is a part of life. When it’s good, it’s very good, but it is not the be-all end-all of life, and, by itself, without a mental, emotional and spiritual connection to the other person involved, it’s a mere bodily function.
Yes, you too, can occasionally keep your pants on. Or if you can’t, I’m not interested in hearing about it.
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