I was taught to pray, we had Russian religious Icons, but my family did not go to church? friends of the family offered to take me to church, but it was all in Russian, but my friends told me what to do, confess that I was angry with my mother, eat the bread, and drink the wine (sometimes extra bread). But I did not realize the long list of sins, especially versus and contrary to natural human sexuality, especially before puberty? what did I know? But I enjoyed being around Russians, my family had lots of Russian friends, I am part Russian. But then age 11 my family sent me to a Quaker school for 2 years (very Liberal), a new perspective in religion and politics. I enjoyed Quakerism, but did not remain a Quaker when I was not allowed to attend the Yearly Meeting due to low finances, even though they had agreed to let me attend anyway, they forgot, and kicked me out in very rude fashion. I am probably more Quakerly than most of them. Ben Franklin was married to a Quaker but not a Quaker himself. Ben Franklin was a vegetarian, but Quakers are not a vegetarian religion.
I am assuming that my family did not go to church due to the long list of impossible to follow rules, you either lie and say you follow all the rules all the time, or are guilty of eternal sin, or don't follow that path. What is a Christian anyway? someone who can break all the rules yet point the finger at someone else who can't, by your rules. It sounds kind of stupid to me.
MY BELIEFS TODAY:
I realize that human sexuality is only natural for all people and contrary to the laws of the Christian church. I realize the religious laws were written by women who had no knowledge or concern about men's health. I have read UDHR 18 and realize I have the right to Change my religion or belief, and follow my personal beliefs in private. I have read UDHR 2 and realize this is law, the USA signed it in 1948 and every U.S. President since. I am a vegetarian vegan, it is the only moral alternative, there is no excuse except ignorance. I pity the ignorant. The Church is not vegetarian. The church is not celibate and in violation of their own anti sex rules, it is unnatural and harmful to males to not ejaculate (wrecks the endocrine system, leads to death); but church law has it that everyone has sinned due to sex by age 18; and priests sin all the time, grave mortal eternal unforgivable sin. Thanks to my in college studies I learned that religion is a haven for criminals, and is totally tied in with crime, and religion is oppressive of human sexuality, you should not oppress the "psychological id" ie natural instincts, but you still need some "psychological ego" ie. coming to respectable terms with society, so for this reason. I follow Karma. "What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others" -Confucius. Sure I believe in Jesus, he was real, but he did not start the church (200 years later), and he was male, and probably enjoyed sex. See his astrological chart archure.net/astr/jesuschart.html but you shall not use his name for threatening others, killing others, or the eating of flesh (without asking him first), do it in the name of Larry. I knew the Reagans when I was a kid, they were astrologers. The early Church used astrology, the 3 Wise Men were astrologers. To me, watching the stars is not evil, nor is sex, "Sex is Good" -Dr Ruth Westheimer, but killing animals for their flesh is evil; we have to get our priorities straight. Is my opinion.
/wch/ BAS AMT; AAS EET; AS CIM; AA FAM; magna cum laude
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masturbation#Frequency.2C_age.2C_and_sexHuman Sexuality/Psych 5 class in college:
WIKIPEDIA QUOTE: The Merck Manual gives the following statistics: 97% of men and 80% of women have masturbated. It also states that, generally speaking, males masturbate more than females and that the act of masturbation may affect a person negatively due to the disapproving views of others.
Masturbation is considered normal when performed by children, even in early infancy. In 2009, the UK Government joined the Netherlands and other European nations in encouraging teens to masturbate at least daily. An orgasm was defined as a right in its health pamphlet. This was done in response to data and experience from the other EU member states to reduce teen pregnancy and STIs (STDs), and to promote healthy habits.
In the book Human Sexuality: Diversity in Contemporary America, by Strong, Devault and Sayad, the authors point out, "A baby boy may laugh in his crib while playing with his erect penis". "Baby girls sometimes move their bodies rhythmically, almost violently, appearing to experience orgasm." Italian gynecologists Giorgio Giorgi and Marco Siccardi observed via ultrasound a female fetus possibly masturbating and having what appeared to be an orgasm.
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are fornication, uncleanness, immodesty, luxury, Idolatry, witchcrafts, enmities, contentions, emulations, wraths, quarrels, dissensions, sects, Envies, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like. Of the which I foretell you, as I have foretold to you, that they who do such things shall not obtain the kingdom of God. -Galatians 5:19-21 in the Douai-Rheims Bible