Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Jesus doesn't hate sex

Well, I don't know, maybe he would, I don't think he had any personal experience with it. But most men are pretty into it.

Anyway, what I'm trying to say is that despite all of these stories, which are healthily discussing the damage done by well-meaning Christian loved ones, I do not believe for a second that God is down on sex. I think the comments from several people about the wonderful gift of sex are an important part of this discussion.

And God is definitely not down on sexuality - just read Song of Solomon to see that even the Bible completely celebrates the beauty and uniqueness of the sexuality of women and men.

Somehow it's all been distorted over the years. But let's remember that before the Puritans (who largely influenced this whole thing), there is a God who loves us and wants us to love ourselves, every part of ourselves, even the naughty bits.


Stasi said...

Yes, Hugo knows his Scripture.
Unfortunately Hebrews chapter 2 ends at verse 18.

But we get your gist.

Jeremy Pierce said...

I wonder if you have read much of the Puritans. What I can gather from them is not that they saw sex as a bad thing but that it was a private matter between husband and wife and not to be discussed publicly. Augustine, on the other hand, did see sexual pleasure as a bad thing, which is quite unfortunate due to the influence he had both in his own day and throughout history.