there to help us through the difficult times in our lives, to give us hope when wehave little or to teach us how to be better people to those around us.Unfortunately organised religion has instead taken on itself the mantle of spiritual judge and has given us book after book, war after war and death afterdeath all in the name of their god to teach us what we should believe rather thangiving us the tools to find out for ourselves. To many people a blind follower isbetter than one who questions, after all ask to many questions and you may findsome difficult answers.One of the many ways religions control us is through their lessons on sex andsexual morality. Once you get told something for the hundredth time, especiallyfrom someone you trust then you will believe it. If you’re told not to usecontraception because your god doesn’t want you to one hundred times thenyou will stop using contraception and start having large families to add moreconverts. Control through sexual attitudes established.And if you think that control and manipulation through religion is not thatinvasive or powerful and that you would never fall for it think on this. We areused to hearing about anti abortion violence in the United States but did you alsoknow that it occurs in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Even worse we arenot free from the pro life groups. In 2006 A private members bill to makeabortion illegal in all but exceptional circumstances failed. The question is whywas it allowed to take place at all?I know that the abortion argument is an emotive and touchy one. I use it here toshow you that the majority of pro life groups generally follow a religious faith andit is because of that faith teaching’s that violence is committed. In NorthAmerica alone there are approximately 1000 denominations who opposeabortion access to woman.So to begin with we will have a look at the different faiths and their sexualviewpoints.
Current faiths and their general sexual viewpoints
Orthodox Jewish people have some very strong taboos to do with sex. Notsurprising since a lot of its cannon has remained unchanged for centuries. To befair to the Jewish faith it does say that sex is not sinful or evil. It also says thatsexual desire should be controlled and channelled and finally satisfied in a timelymanner. Looking at the Jewish faith you soon see that it is a mix of progressiveand regressive sexual attitudes. The main point of sex within the Jewish faith is to reinforce the loving bondbetween husband and wife. This means of course there is no sex beforemarriage. In the marriage bed all things are permitted that do not lead tosh'chatat zerah or destruction of seed (ejaculation outside the vagina).curiously