"Throughout human history, religious dogma has distorted the beauty and reality of human sexuality into a doctrine of guilt and repression. The unreal, unrelenting and misguided view of human sexuality of the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy is mind-boggling. Their stridently pedantic pedagogy on priesthood celibacy, divorce, birth control, sex out-of-wedlock and masturbation is in desperate need of a real-world update........."
"When those "closest to God" in the priesthood of the Roman Catholic Church take the vows of celibacy, they purposefully turn away from the "aims and desires of the world." This is a most unnatural course for the ultimate purveyors of spiritual advice on human sexuality to all Roman Catholics. The Christian Church has used a presumption that Jesus never married or engaged in sexual activity, but no biblical or authoritative sources in the early Christian communities affirm his celibacy."
"Behind the image of a celibate Jesus is sexism that supports a social system giving men dominance. The thought of a non-celibate Jesus was an anathema to the Church Fathers of the first centuries who established the connection between sex and sin"..............St. Augustine said he considered an erect penis a visible sign of man's inner revolt against God."
"Celibacy was used to expand the political power of the Catholic Church during the Middle Ages. It was used to separate every priest from the economic and political ties of family inheritance and local politics and bring them into a powerful international bureaucracy in Rome. The Church's economic power was further enhanced as celibacy was used to end the inheritance of real estate from priest to son. Celibacy made Rome a power broker in real estate as the Church became the owner."
"........... The issues of birth control and women in the clergy lurk behind the ugly revelations of sexual improprieties among men in the clergy. "http://www.zmag.org/content/print_article.cfm?itemID=7636§ionID=91
How does a minority of men that allegedly control men's sexuality, equal 'male dominance'? Seems to me, if anything, both sexes sexuality is being controlled. So I do not think it fair to call this 'male dominace' when we're talking about men being guilted for their gentials and having a sex life. It seems silly to me, why would men want their sex life's extinguished or controlled so that they may dominate women? I'd think it'd be the other way around. If men wanted to dominate women they'd make it so they could always have sex whenever they so desired. Isn't that sort of what they say about men in general concerning the very small minority of men who rape?
Rape is controlling women's sexuality which equals male dominace?
Men's sexuality is strictly controlled and made dirty and that also equals male dominance?
what if----'St. Augustine said he considered an "aroused" vagina a visible sign of woman's inner revolt against God.'?
How is being dominated dominace? I don't understand.
I wonder if any regular Joe who's been burned and turns to celibacy is dominating women too?