Why is sexual control so important in most major religions? This is the subject of my next two videos. I just put up part 7 today and will get part 8 up soon. Sexual control is important to religions NOT to help people to control sex but to put them in a double bind - caught between powerful biological drives and teachings that appear to oppose those same drives. Sexual guilt must be taught/learned. There are cultures where sexual guilt is not experienced or is a very minor part. Food control, for example, was more important to many polynesian cultures than sexual control. The major religions learned how to harness the power of sex and guilt to better infect people and keep them infected. Once a person has learned how to be guilty over sex, he/she will inevitably violate religious teaching and be "forced" to return to their religion for relief from the subsequent guilt - guilt that would not be present were it not for the religion. What a great double bind. The only escape is through the religion. The power of biology virtually guarantees that any person will sooner or later engage in prohibited sexual behavior from masturbation to premarital, extramarital or homosexual sex- then need the services of priest, minister, Imam or rabbi to gain absolution.

See this link for the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgJp9Nyxawc

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Comment by Darrel Ray on March 10, 2009 at 5:23pm
One would guess that, but that is actually a concept of the major religions NOT of a number of other cultures. There are amazonian and polynesian cultures where patrimony is not important. A woman may be married to more than one man. She may have multiple sexual partners - within the mores of that particular culture. The child is raised as much by aunts, uncles and cousins as by the mother. The dominant model among the major religions is just that, the dominant model, not the only model. Without good cross cultural knowledge, it is easy to think that something is natural or biologically determined, when it is largely a cultural artifact.

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