9th May 2008

“Our world is facing problems – poverty, HIV and Aids – a devastating pandemic, and conflict… In the face of all of that, our Church, especially the Anglican Church, at this time is almost obsessed with questions of human sexuality.”

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

2 Responses to “9th May 2008”

  1. Chris Says:

    Well gee, no kidding. So are the catholics. So are the muslims. Oldest trick in the book. 1. Everyone wants to have sex. 2. Make sex dirty, surround it with guilt and threaten transgressors with hell. 3. Make it so that the only road where sex is not bad runs right through the front doors of a church/mosque/temple. 4. Tell people that they can’t use birth control while they are having all this church sanctioned sex because that is the best way for a church to increase its own numbers which is really why these things exist.

    Dawkins is dead right when he asserts that religion is a mind virus. He had an example of a bacteria that makes ants climb a stalk of grass where they are more likely to be eaten by birds. This is beneficial to the bacteria because it completes its life cycle in the gut of a bird. Not at all unlike the birth control dymanic. Dirt poor Africans that can’t feed themselves, much less large families, are basically forced to have them. This benefits churches, not the poor besotted members. Power, influence, money, cynicism – the core of religion.

  2. Critic Says:

    Being obsessed with human sexuality is a very human thing to do.

    Being obsessed with controlling behavior is a very religious thing to do.

    Being obsessed with what is right and wrong about sex, who you can have it with, and how you do it has been, and likely always will be, a significant issue for human society. The question is, do we really want religious authorities to have an influence in this, or for that matter any, aspect of society.

    I’m no authority on human sexuality, but I know what I like. ;{>}