So many people just don't know how to check sexual lust. They don't appreciate how lust, whether it is for money or violence or sex, is detrimental. Caving into "if it feels good, do it" is a major error when feelings are improperly understood in terms of long-term and even eternal consequences. I've heard the question, "Did you like it," concerning what turns out to be harmful behavior. The behaviors all end up being selfish. The line between affection for the sake of expressing true love and being a wolf in sheep's clothing is missing.
When I was a boy just learning about sex and hearing from my immediate peers in school, there was one elevated expression that constantly made the rounds but appears all but missing today. That elevated expression is, "but that's just physical." When we children were comparing notes, so to speak, someone (I don't know who, but I know it came from high spiritual understanding) planted the seed that sex for real love is not to be conflated with sex for physical gratification that can and often is completely devoid of that real love. The seed was that such mere physicality is degrading, decaying, lowering, etc. I thank the soul who planted that seed whoever you were. I'm talking fourth and fifth grades here: young. No doubt the person's parents were quite balanced and sane relative to other parents of the day.
"Just physical" is a great line. I wish it had been fertile enough ground then that the seed had taken greater root. There were so many birds and rocks and a scorching sun and choking thorns around.
And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
(Matthew 13:3-9 KJVR)
There are many, many really messed-up, broken people in the world. We see them on Wall Street and at the top of the major banks and in the central banking system in the U.S. and Europe seeking to control the United Nations and world. We see them at the top of the Military-Industrial Complex as the warmongers and war profiteers so embedded with those bankers just mentioned. They pay their spies, their torturers, their hitmen, their politicians, their journalists. Greed and war go hand-in-hand. So too though do we see the looseness concerning sexual matters.
"Is Seattle the 'sexploration' capital of the U.S.?: Kinky Carnival kicks off Saturday," by Athima Chansanchai. (seattlepi.com. July 24, 2009.) Lead-in: "If San Francisco was the epicenter for free love more than four decades ago, Seattle, say some, is the current capital for sexploration in the U.S."
That article is so revealing of the temptations to which people have been falling since the days of public child sacrifices. The article attempts to draw a line across which all the types who traffic the sex-scene won't cross, but who is naive and gullible enough not to realize that when many of that dark underworld gather out of sight, all the horrors of the most depraved and unhealthy and unwholesome are carried out? How close to the edge do people think they can go before they are actually already in the bottomless pit and falling? It's amazing how reckless they are. Can anyone escape the fall considering that the culture is so forcefully invasive? Jesus says it's possible. Should anyone fear being called "holier than thou" or "self-righteous" or "sanctimonious" or "a prude" or like terms?
Well, there is false humility. There is the place where people simply want to be seen and not be the genuine article. However, that soul I spoke of who way back, when still quite young and in his or her innocence, said, "physical" (meaning not real love) was not being sanctimonious but rather saving. So, approach God as such a little one. That's Jesus's right teaching. It can be done. Don't fear it. Love it.
One doesn't have to be the Pharisee looking down on the tax collector admitting the error of his ways and beating his chest while asking God to forgive him. One can know that one is that tax collector even if one is or has been engaged in some other form of harm and selfishness. The Pharisee sees the tax collector's error but not the Pharisee's. Don't let this mislead you into thinking that you can never be more righteous than that either. That's a trick of mind to hold you down and back from entering into the kingdom right now!
Entering in doesn't mean swelling with pride. It means leveling. It means knowing that being last is first and vise versa. If you seemingly go in alone, you'll still find Jesus there with God. That's the best company there is, so why fear?
This self-indulgent culture runs in both directions on the false ideological spectrum from right (with its war mongering insanity and hyper-greed self-licensing) to the left. Check out the following confusion that is so closely linked to the Seattle "Kinky Carnival" decadence that is striving to rival that which pulled down the Roman Empire: "," by Cynthia Peters. (ZNet. July 14, 2009.)
Oh, anarchism is so free-love oriented. Libertarian capitalism is right there with it too but just doesn't announce it or celebrate it openly, yet.
These people will swear up and down that they have lines they won't and don't cross. They've already crossed the line that they should not have. They are still on the other side in fact. They live there pretending that it's fine and not harmful but just experimenting where testers can just back out if they want. It is as saying, "Here's a big shot of crystal meth for you. You can always stop when it doesn't feel good anymore": hooked. Perhaps you reject the analogy. There are condoms afterall. Do you have a condom to prevent the matter-altering, mind-altering emotional reactions in your brain that result from indulging yourself while you think you're avoiding disease by artificial means? What was my young friend talking about with, "but it's just physical"? Why were those words righteous? Is thinking so shortsighted, even in the adult population, that wearing a condom on the penis is protection against the brain damage of loose sex? It is no protection against it.
I had a commentator (Ernie Lazar) who came here to, he thought, give me a hard time over issues surrounding the FBI, the John Birch Society, the Koch family, right-wing think tanks, and research and facts, etc. The same lack of vision there with Ernie Lazar is what's missing concerning the harm done by caving into loose, slutty sex. I'm not supposed to make the connections. I'm not supposed to be able to see what the "authorities" say must remain hidden.
Children should not cave and should not be tempted to do so but should rather hear nothing but, "But that's just physical." They do not hear it and aren't being told. The exact opposite is put front and center with iniquitous, damaging "Kinky Carnival" type garbage. I don't watch current TV or movies, but I see enough that points to them to know I don't want to. They are apparently loaded with perversion now and on a trajectory to only get worse and worse until the crash of the false modernity that's nothing more than Hell wrapped up in hi-tech, as if that makes it good and right and smart.
Sexual diseases can present as much physical destruction as can crystal meth. Often though, it presents more as "The Picture of Dorian Gray." It is very interesting that, that story is by Oscar Wilde, an admitted homosexual. If only he had been able to see where his own errors led.
Perhaps the homosexuals will want to comment here professing there undying, true love for their lifelong partner. The damage is done. It isn't harmless. The disease goes with shortsightedness. Both are symptoms. There is no true love in it because true love never harms another for self pleasure or to give false pleasure (which is harmful).
"JUST SAY NO TO WAR AND GREED AND SEXUAL PROMISCUITY ALL AT THE SAME TIME AND IN THE SAME BRAIN AND BODY," by Tom Usher. (RLCC. July 25, 2009.)
Wide is the way that leads to Hell, and the free-love people are on it. Don't join them. If you're already there, get off. Get on the narrow way, and stay there. Also see: "Homosexuals: What they ignore."