Church-sanctioned sexual repression in Mormonism

The last post I dealt with had something to do with human sexuality and how religion represses that desire to control the masses, I have discovered to keep a good thing going. I have meant to post the following videos below for the longest time and now  this is best time to post it. This Ex-Mormon couple who bravely and boldly discuss their experiences about their sex lives in the Mormon cult and the psychological damage and burdens it caused for the couple. What gets me mad is that Mormon clergy can sleep at night. Shame on them!

A new book that I’m eagerly (and I mean very eagerly waiting) for!

bsy-roy-blizzardbsy-the-bible-sex-and-youThere is a song that was released back in the 1990′s called What’s Up (I believe the song was released in the wrong decade. It should have been released back in the 1960′s but that’s neither here nor there) . In the lyrics, the singer says she prays ” for a revolution” . I will say that I also pray for a revolution for many things wrongheaded in the world.  I hope this upcoming book from Dr. Roy Blizzard called the Bible, Sex and You will cause a revolution in thinking regards to human sexuality in the Christian Church.   Christianity (Western Christianity which is more specifically Catholic and Protestant) has taken it’s marching orders   from St.Augustine for so too long(not only about sex but other important theological issues that affects us today as well). Also if those in the XCGs who have indoctrinated over the Missing Dimension In Sex booklet for all these years, probably this new booklet from Dr. Blizzard will give you something new, refreshing and liberating! Brian Knowles from the Association for Christian Development organization  (an Armstrongist Refusnik group—which is a very good thing) had this to say in reviewing the book:

 One of the reasons for this sorry state of affairs is that the Church generally has lost the connection with its Hebrew roots. This is as true for its teachings on sex as for any other theological topic. Dr. Roy Blizzard asserts, “Unfortunately, I am sorry to say, almost everything taught in Christianity regarding sex, human sexuality, until this very day, has been wrong and has led to sexual frustration and bondage,” (The Bible Sex and You, p. 25).

            Blizzard further asserts, “It is through the Christian theology of the first 1400-1500 years of Christianity and from books written by pseudo-scientists that people not only had some of the distorted and dangerous views about sex that they did but, as a result, continue to remain in ignorance and bondage until this very day,” ibid, p. 29.

            These are working premises of the new book by Dr. Blizzard. It’s an easy read – only 94 pages including End Notes, Bibliography and Glossary. Despite its brevity, it covers the whole span of human sexuality from an Hebraic perspective.

            He addresses marriage, orgasm, Judaic thought on human sexuality, contraception and birth control, abortion, marriage laws and customs, homosexuality, transsexualism, masturbation and pre-marital sex. Dr. Blizzard discusses ancient Greek and Roman attitudes to sexuality and how they affected Christian thinking following the disappearance of the original Jewish apostles. “…many of the practices of Cynicism and Stoicism – and especially that of asceticism and later on celibacy – were adopted by the early Christians. As a result, asceticism and self-denial, seclusion and austerity, celibacy and monasticism are characteristic of Catholicism to this very day,” (ibid. p. 16).

Mr.Knowles continues:

Dr. Blizzard discusses the origins and falsity of the doctrine of original sin. He also takes to task standard Christian understandings of “lust,” the idea that there is something tainted about sex in marriage, the normalcy of sexual fantasies, lesbianism, and reasons for divorce.

            The book will probably prove somewhat offensive to some highly conservative, deeply conditioned, Christians, and not liberal enough to some on the other side of the theological fence. The book is worth a read, if for no other reason that it lays aside many of the common sexual myths believed by Christians. For the more open-minded, it can have a freeing effect from the bondages of traditional Catholic and Evangelical beliefs about how Christians may express their sexuality.

It’s about time! For those interested, you can see Dr. Blizzard’s website right here.

Intelligent Quote of The Day

Today, we are reminded once more that there are hundreds and thousands of twisted individuals living on our planet.

Regardless of your opinions, keep your gun control comments to yourself. Keep your “judgment of God” comments to yourself. Keep your “we need the Ten Commandments back in our schools” comments to yourself.

Instead, pray, speak life, and mourn with those who mourn. Tragic moments ought not to be used as a pulpit for attempting to prove your point. This is a moment to somehow, someway, show the love of God to a brokenhearted world around us. Love on your families, and love on those who have none. Don’t be an opportunistic Christian, seeking to capitalize on another’s pain.

Be Jesus.Today, we are reminded once more that there are hundreds and thousands of twisted individuals living on our planet.

Regardless of your opinions, keep your gun control comments to yourself. Keep your “judgment of God” comments to yourself. Keep your “we need the Ten Commandments back in our schools” comments to yourself.

Instead, pray, speak life, and mourn with those who mourn. Tragic moments ought not to be used as a pulpit for attempting to prove your point. This is a moment to somehow, someway, show the love of God to a brokenhearted world around us. Love on your families, and love on those who have none. Don’t be an opportunistic Christian, seeking to capitalize on another’s pain.

Be Jesus.

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Jeff Turner, Pastor of teaching ministries Sound of Awakening, giving all believers some excellent precious advice on dealing with yesterdays school-shooting tragedy in Connecticut.

Very good advice!

If you have been a long time member of Armstrongism and it’s various splinters, for many long and grueling years it is probably high time to consider this advice. This was originally aimed at the far-left secularists in the U.S. (and other western democracies) who want to take faith away from anything and everything public. No exceptions! This also applies to those in the XCGs who usually have a far-right theocratic fundamentalist worldview, too. Both seem to not mind being born party poopers. While the rest of us who see many shades of gray and don’t think ONLY in absolutes  would like to enjoy life from a very hectic and busy lifestyle.

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Oh by the way, you might want to listen to the audio clip of  that radical leftist, black liberation theologian, a disciple of Obama’s pastor Jeremiah Wright, the one who said that the Bible has equal weight to the Koran, the Tao and every holy book who destroyed the God’s Church and threw it into heresy in that fateful year 1995! Well for those who live in the real world and don’t let paranoid imaginations dominate our thinking process, this African American pastor is a conservative (I’d say very conservative) in his theology and it if you don’t know anything about Reformed Theology of which his post-WCG theology is, here’s something on wikipedia  to get started on. Mr. Earl H. Williams in this audio clip is presenting a “third way”  on the Christmas issue by saying “worship Christ, but not Christmas. I hope those will give it a listen and hear another point of view that may be different from their own.  Listen here and enjoy!

Something a little different: Glenn Campbell and wife perform at Messianic Jewish congregation

Enough of pseudo-celebrities like Ron Weinland and let’s talk about some real celebrities—-actually believing celebrities (for those who thought I was going to talk about Snooki, take a breather, I am not but if I was, I’d be giving her some good ol’ fire and brimstone)! A good ol’ celebrity like Glenn Campbell famous country singer (Southern Nights, Rhinestone Cowboy). Yep, that one. What about him?  I was surprised that him and his wife had an interest in Messianic Judaism for some time now. Both of them performed in a Messianic congregation a couple years ago. My prayers, of course for Mr. Campbell as he is 76 and is battling Alzheimer’s disease but his soldiering on in spite of he is disease is remarkable. Enjoy the clip.

Finally the video from the smooth (but spiritually dangerous) brotha Ron Weinland!

Yes, it has been a while since I have posted and yes, have had some thought about the continuation of this blog site. For those who are fans and who enjoy being silent for whatever reason, you can relax and those who are in the web of ultra conservative fundamentalism and rigid literalism  of  the cult of Armstrongism and/or other religious ideology (not theology and there is a difference) for whatever reason, just shut up and bear with me a little bit. For now.   The reason for this particular posting has it’s roots back in December 2010 in this blog. I am not going to repeat much but only to say just go back and read it for full context. Somebody (an HWA fan, of course) on Youtube.com has finally have the video transported on that site. We can thank God Almighty that Ron Weinland’s latest prediction  (supposed time of the end this past Sunday,May 27th ) has not come to pass and that the scripture remains unbroken when it says that “no man knows the day nor the hour” of the second coming of Jesus Christ. Ron Weinland believed that he was exempt from that scripture. Unfortunately, instead of apologizing, correcting error and preaching the gospel of the ressurrection of Jesus Christ, he is making that excuse that he was one year off and just wait until next year.  Members of his cult, get what they deserve when they suspend critical thinking abilities to stay around for one more year. It is increasingly very hard to feel any sympathy for these kind of people, except the children who are being raised in this cult. I take that very personally and I am extremely emotional about it because I grew up in the historic WCG.  If you put the two words together “indoctrination”  and “children” (ages 0 to 18), I get very upset and will join ANY cause to see that those who indoctrinate children will fail miserably!  I will credit Ron Weinland for one thing: he is not a Young Earth Creationist— which I just think it’s not only pseudo-science but also a myth in itself. Enough of musings, here’s the two clips of Ron Weinland at Ideas ’10.

Intelligent Quote of The Day

Christian dudes: Aim for “kind man” rather than “nice guy.” Nice guys get hosed in basically all areas of life. Kind men are valued, though.

—-Evangelical Anglican and blogger of site Musings of A Hardline Moderate telling Christian men in particular that they do not need to buy into the tyranny of niceness, something that organized religion and religious bullies seem to thrive on.