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Friday, July 08, 2005

Solitary Worship

Before the internets, bibical finger games were along the lines of,"Here's the church and here is the steeple. Open the doors and see all the people.:

Now days you can find every handy religious argument, such as Masturbation: God's Great Gift to Us:
The subject of masturbation is the cause of much concern and confusion among Christians. Most of us are taught that masturbation is sinful or wrong, and many believe that the Bible actually forbids masturbation. The latter is simply untrue; masturbation is not even mentioned in the Bible. And when we consider the facts, it becomes clear that masturbation is not a sin, but rather a blessing from God that enables us to fully enjoy our bodies and can help us lead a more healthy spiritual life.

With an opening like that you know your are going to come across some truly edifying exhortations. For instance:
Masturbation is a gift that we should not abuse. This means we should not masturbate to excess, or to the point where we injure ourselves. If you are masturbating until you are exhausted, or until your genitals are raw or bleeding, this is excessive, harmful, and not what God intended.

(Via Other Crap)