Jesus and Sex

 
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23 March 2019 11:13
 

Do you think Jesus was interested in sex?  Do you think he ever looked at a woman with sexual interest?  In this respect, do you think he wasn’t like other normal, healthy men?

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/married-and-still-doing-it/201708/the-truth-about-men-and-sex

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+5:28-29&version=NIV

[ Edited: 23 March 2019 11:18 by unsmoked]
 
 
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23 March 2019 11:30
 

Yes.
Yes.
No.

He had women following him.  Of course he thought of sex.  He just decided that he could not go that route because he knew what was going to happen to him. Very responsible.

 
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23 March 2019 12:17
 

I saw the movie, he did.

 
 
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24 March 2019 12:52
 
EN - 23 March 2019 11:30 AM

Yes.
Yes.
No.

He had women following him.  Of course he thought of sex.  He just decided that he could not go that route because he knew what was going to happen to him. Very responsible.

Are Christians revising what Jesus said (Mathew 5:28-29) because:

1.  Now we know more about human nature.

2.  Times are changing.

3.  He was usually talking to his own people - their customs and values - not to humanity in general - (not to Romans, or spice traders from the East etc.)

4.  He may have had a religious experience - communion with God - and like Thoreau, felt that it was good to grow out of, or transcend, our ‘brute instincts’.  (However, Thoreau noticed that if you stop up one entrance of the reptile’s burrow, it appears at another).

5.  He didn’t know we had evolved from animals.  He didn’t know how many instincts, genes we shared with animals.

6.  For that reason he didn’t know that our nearest relatives were not monogamous and that silverback gorillas, for example, had harems.

7.  He didn’t know that pre-Columbian Inuit people sometimes shared their wives with visitors.  (thus preventing inbreeding in isolated small populations.  Or, sharing simply adding the spice of variety during long, dark, winters at F. 50 below?  (in this case, F. has several meanings)

8.  He hadn’t read William Cowper’s poem :  https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/variety-is-the-spice-of-life

    https://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/variety-spice-life

9.

[ Edited: 24 March 2019 12:59 by unsmoked]
 
 
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25 March 2019 07:04
 

I don’t know what other Christians think.  You have a particular narrative that you are running with, and I have a different interpretation of Jesus’ teachings.  If you generally like someone, you interpret their sayings in the best light.  If you don’t like someone, your interpretation might go the opposite direction.  You pays your money and you makes your choice.

 
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29 March 2019 20:36
 

I’m actually not entirely sure what is normal and healthy.

 
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30 March 2019 02:16
 
Brick Bungalow - 29 March 2019 08:36 PM

I’m actually not entirely sure what is normal and healthy.

Healthier saving your high heels to wear only on a Saturday night, tripping hazard. smile