Sunday, October 21, 2012
Sex And Secularism
Matthew Franklin Cooper has an excellent post on the frequency of sex among pious and secular peoples. It turns out that the pious folk actually have sex more often than their secular counterparts. This might be surprising to some people, but it is not very strange once you get past the stereotype of Christianity as an oppressive, anti-sex religion. Quite frankly, I don't know how sex can be very sexy under secularism. If sex is just a biological imperative, then human sexuality is essentially animalistic and we are no different than cats and dogs when it comes to our sex lives.
The Sexual Revolution has led to an extreme biologization of human sexual activity. Romantic poetry has been replaced by how-to guides in Cosmopolitan that read like technical manuals for your privates. Liberal divorce laws have placed a sword of Damocles over every marital threshold. Pornography and prostitution have reduced human sexuality to the status of a commodity to be bought and sold in the marketplace, just like any other product.
When sex is no longer sacred, it holds no mystery. Claudia Cardinale (pictured above) managed to be very sexy without ever appearing fully nude on film or in print. Today, there is no mystery to sex. Sex has been reduced to yet another health issue, devoid of any mystical aspect that would place it beyond simple biology. The final outcome of the Sexual Revolution and secularism is a culture that is awash is sexual images and advertisements, but with less people actually engaged in the healthy and enjoyable aspects of sex that stem from the Christian tradition of love and marriage.