Sex and God How Religion Distorts Sexuality

ISBN-10: 0970950543
ISBN-13: 9780970950543
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Authors: Darrel Ray
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List price: $15.95
Publisher: I P C Press
Publication date: 1/10/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Why are all the major religions consumed with sex? What makes sex so important, whether Buddhism or Islam, Christianity or Mormonism? What is the impact of religion on human sexuality? This book explores this and more. It ventures into territory that has never been examined. You will be surprised at how much religion has influenced your sexuality, who you marry, the pleasure you get or don't get from sex, and what you can do about it.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
My Journey
Finding the Juicy Stuff
Viewpoint
Organization of the Book
Who Will Benefit from Reading This Book
Religion in Perspective
Religious Foreplay
Anna and Joe
Choices
Living a Lie
Toxic Trio
Religious Sexual Terrorism: Fear Is the Foreplay
A Thought Experiment: Unbuttoning Religion
Buttons in Your Life
Sex and Pushing Buttons
You Can Take Religion out of Sex, But You Can't Take Sex out of Religion
Putting the "Fun" Back in "Fundamental"
Our Limited Sexual Maps
Religious Maps
Don't Defile Yourself (or you will go blind)
Sexual Restriction
Screwing With Religious Myths
Common Myths
Myth: Christians are Monogamous
Myth: Jesus Makes Marriage Better
Did Jesus Masturbate? and Other Interesting Thoughts
Jesus: Married, Non-Existent, Female or Closeted Gay?
What Happened to the Women and Children?
Inconvenient Women and Children
Rewriting History
Christian Asexuality
Mary Was a Virgin
Masturbation: The Single-Handed Sin
Why Are Jews Monogamous?
Why Are Christians Monogamous?
The Shame of It All
Shame vs. Guilt
Shame and the Family
Islam, the Shame Religion
Male Shame
Shame and Modern Cults
Conclusion
Mind Police and Thought Control
Religious Police
The Guilt Cycle, or the Police Officer in Your Head
Sex and Guilt
Women, the Guilty Sex
How Guilt Disrupts Sexual Communication
The Urge for Variety
Thought Police
Religious Dams
Conspiracy of Silence: Programming the Collective Mind
Where Is the Outrage?
Institutional Accountability
Childhood Infection
Anesthetization of the Mind
Changing Times
Follow the Biology
Holy Biology
The Bible
The Koran
Other Holy Books
Unholy Biology: Busting the Monogamy Myth
Follow the Biology
Super Duck's Inflatable Penis
Ms. Wonder Duck Fights Back
Size Matters: The Gorilla
May the Best Sperm "Win: The Chimpanzee
The Feminine Mystique: The Bonobo
Humans: The Penis Puzzle
The Sex Partner Mystery
Mapping Your Sexuality
Your Invisible Map
The Three-Tiered Map
Tier One - Sex in Your Genes
Tier Two: Epigenetics - Your Genes on Drugs
Your Inner Female
Tier Three - Sex in Your Jeans
Learning Social Cues for the Map
Your Brain on Metaphors
Religious Mapping - The Two-Party Brain
Adult Maps
The Effect of Submission
Maps in Conflict
Follow the Culture
Sex Before God
Sex Before Buddha, Jesus or Mohammed
Preagricultural or Semiagricukural
The Hadza of Tanzania and the Rift Valley
Mangaians of Polynesia
The Na of China
Religious Dogma and Sex
Sex and Early Religion
Elimination of Hunter-Gatherer Religion
Religion and Sex in Early Agricultural Civilizations
Sacred Prostitutes and Gay Soldiers: Greek Sex
Don't Love Your Wife Too Much: Roman Sex
Yin and Yang But Only for Men: Chinese Culture
Where Are the Women?
The Scope of Human Sexuality
Modern Religions and the Misogyny of God
Double Standards
Western Religious Distortions
The Jewish Distortion
The Christian Distortion
Celibacy
The Muslim Distortion
An Invasive Species
The Psychology of Religion and Sex
The Tools of Distortion
The Rise of Universal Religions
How Religion Uses Disease
Death Neurosis and Sex
Scandalous Breasts: How Religion Sexualizes the Normal
Religion and Physical Marking
Male Circumcision
Female Circumcision, Genital Mutilation
Distorting the Sexual Map
Don't Tamper With the Factory!
Sex Education, the Biggest Threat to Religion
Life - A Balancing Act
Distortion of the Catholic Priesthood
'Black Protestant Church Distortion
The Fundamentalist Distortion
The Mormon Distortion
What Happens When You Leave Religion
The Guilt Cycle and Various Denominations
Spanking the Monkey
Early Sexual Experience
Lust in Your Heart
Talk Dirty to Me
Sex After Religion
Residual Effects
Lessons From the Research
Relationship Cycles
New Relationship Energy (NRE)
Attachment
The Unwritten Rules of Marriage
Satiation: "Not Tonight, Honey; I Have a Headache"
Relationship Cycle
Mommy, Did You Have Sex Before You Married Daddy?
Children, Parents and Sex
Sex-Negative Messages to Girls
The Power of Oblique Communication
Guilt in Religious Marriage
The Poisoning of Men and Boys
:1 Didn't Raise Her That Way!
Three Sources of Personality Influence
The 50-0-50
Religion and 50-0-50
Sex on a Leash
Sexual Flexibility
Sociosexual Orientation
Sociosexual Orientation and Religion
Socio-Sexual Orientation and Relationships
"My Sex Drive Keeps Me From Jesus"
Unfaithful Pastors
Religious Infection and Depression
Dominance and Non-Dominance
Sexual Redirection and Thought Distortion
The Misbehaving Flock
Brainwashing Techniques for Evangelism
Two Steps to Delusion
Consequences for Future Generations
Program Yourself for a Change
A Framework
The Jesus Trap
The Jesus Trap Pattern
Bob's Story
Emotional Blackmail and the Jesus Trap
The Jesus Trap and Raising Children
The Psychology Behind the Jesus Trap
Strategies for Dealing With the Jesus Trap
What's Love Got To Do With It?
You are a Walking Conflict
Monogamy Is Not the Default Position
Imprisoned by the Religious Map
Marriage: One Size Does Not Fit All
Rethinking Marriage
Don't Let the Pope (or Any Clergy) Define Your Relationships
Jealousy: The Anti-Love Potion
Our Jealous Culture
Learning to Be Jealous
The Decline of Jealousy
Adolescent Jealousy
Jealousy Says More About the Jealous Person
Unpacking Jealousy
Sex Is a Precious Commodity
American Sex
Frubble or Compersion
What's The Big Idea?
The Tyranny of the "Shoulds"
The Mating of Souls
Your Cheatin' Heart - Escaping the Conceptual Prison
It's Not All About the Sex
Big Idea Number One: Challenge Hidden Assumptions
Big Idea Number Two: Be Honest With Yourself
Big Idea Number Three: You Are Normal
The End of Religion as We Know It
The Evolving Church
Almost Everyone Is Doing It
Sex, Religion and the Planet
A New Commandment Suggestion I Give You
Selected Biblioghraphy
Index
About the Author

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