Similarities And Differences Of Sexuality Among Major Religions

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Similarities & Differences towards sexuality among major religions Human sexuality is the expression of sexual sensation and related intimacy between human beings, Psychologically, sexuality is the means to express the fullness of love between a man and woman. Biologically, is it the means through which a child is conceived and the lineage is passed on to the next generation (new world encyclopedia). Sexuality has existed for as long as creation has been evolving, Egyptians in ancient times weren 't so different than us but they had different views. For instance, Egypt was open and for the most part wasn 't filled with guilt towards the act. Lets not forget that it was ancient times after all, adultery was unacceptable just like it is viewed now except that woman usually got the worst punishment. A man could be just be made to divorce but the woman would be beaten, killed and feed to the dogs. Although, that is merely one set of culture standards, in other parts woman were the ones in power because their ability for reproduction was viewed positively. The ability to give life to a child and procreate was seen as the ultimate gift from “God”. In early religions the procreating power is worshipped in god regarded as its embodiment. Virginity is sacrificed to gods in order to secure their favor. Virginity and continence are enforced either, again, as a sacrifice pleasing to the gods because indulgence in the pleasures of the flesh is regarded as the root of great moral evils.
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