Though it really shouldn’t, it surprises many to know that I am pro abstinence.
I see the disappointed or shocked looks amongst the liberals and the disbelief amongst the conservatives whenever I voice this thought.
That is why it is crucial for me to reassert that I don’t judge those who differ with me on this point; my friends will testify to this.
I crave your indulgence to follow my reasoning:
As previously established, no sexual urges are unnatural. Regardless of society’s view, all human sexual behaviour is natural.
Consequently, within the spectrum of human sexual behaviour, anyone is capable of anything.
You might think to yourself, “That’s impossible I could never do this or that!” but, remember that this very opinion is a judgement ingrained by your religio-socio-political upbringing.
In a different context; you never know what you might be capable of.
Back to my point,
Sexual urges, like any of our other mammalian urges such as the need for food and water, can never be completely satisfied. It can be temporarily satiated but once that begins it can never be quenched; this is the natural design and a slippery slope that I feel unable to manoeuvre.
On the other hand, sex tied to the emotion of love is much more than satisfying a basic need. It is an expression of something deep, something special, and something lasting.
This is the reason for the Creator’s instruction.
He wants us to experience the Hallelujah* in all of its glory!
I can’t wait...
Actually I can, and I will by His Grace.
*To catch a glimpse: Listen to Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley.
In Part 4, which I will release in a couple of days, I will be discussing homosexuality and the gay marriage debate. Don’t even try and guess my opinion cause unless you’ve heard me speak on the issue; you can’t!
Until then, ruminate on these things while I return to lighter issues.