Sunday, November 30, 2008

SEX: What is it good for? Absolutely nothing, says Dalai Lama; but Texas preacher disagrees

It is not unusual for religious leaders to disagree on issues.

But the Dalai Lama and a Texas minister have disagreed on the matter of sex between couples, even married ones. The Dalai Lama has been honored by the U.S. Congress and President Bush, and both didn't campaign against sex between married people.

But his reincarnated magnificence said to BREITBART.com:

"Sexual pressure, sexual desire, actually I think is short period satisfaction and often, that leads to more complication," the Dalai Lama told reporters in a Lagos hotel, speaking in English without a translator.

He said conjugal life caused "too much ups and downs.

"Naturally as a human being ... some kind of desire for sex comes, but then you use human intelligence to make comprehension that those couples always full of trouble. And in some cases there is suicide, murder cases.


Now the Texas minister called on his congregation -- with a bed as a backdrop -- for the married couples in his congregation to have sex seven days of week as a way to bring themselves closer to one another.

Some men in the audience cheered, The New York Times reported. Some women blushed. But the minister said he tried this experiment with his wife and it worked in bringing them closer and closing out the temptation general society unleashes through Internet porn and television titilation.

Church never has seemed the be the right place to talk about sex. But what this minister is saying to married couples in American society of 2008 makes simple sense as a smart defense to stay deeply in love.

So I've got side with the Texan on this one and give the Dalai Lama his props on issues of world peace. Intimacy through making love to your wife can be a marvelous way to reaffirm your vows and commitment to one another. And it takes this act from sex to love in a marriage.

Now some folks may need to practice some serious birth control or get the husband snipped like the family pet. Families should be planned. And so should schedules to make time each day or during the week for couples to shut out the world and its declining values and bring in the most precious act between people in love.

1 comment:

Edward said...

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, FROM EDDIE:

OKAY, HERE'S THE THING...SINCE THE DAY I FIRST EVER SAW A PIX OF THE DALAI LAMA, MY INTUITION AND GUT-FEELING TOLD ME THERE WAS SOMETHING VERY VERY WRONG WITH THIS MAN FROM THE FAR EAST...

NOW, I AM A TOUGH BROOKLY PUNK LIVING IN ORLANDO WHO THOROUGHLY TRUSTS IN MY INTUITION, BECAUSE IT HAS SAVED ME FROM GAY CHILD-MOLESTERS AND PREDATORS AND EVEN A FEW WOULD-BE ROBBERS MORE THAN ONCE IN MY LIFE....

WELL, TODAY I HEARD ON THE NEWS THAT HIS HIGH HOLINESS THE CELESTIAL STAR OF THE UNIVERSE SAYS..." SEX IS NOT GOOD FOR YOU...IT LEADS TO CONFUSION AND STOPS SPIRITUAL GROWTH..."

OKAY, I REMEMBER A FRIEND OF MINE YEARS AGO WHO WAS TOLD THAT SHE COULD NO LONGER EAT SWEETS, PARTICULARLY CHOCOLATE, BECAUSE OF A GROWING DIABETES PROBLEM....

EMBITTERED, SHE IMMEDIATELY BECAME A CHOCOLATE-BASHER, SAYING CHOCOLATE WAS "BAD FOR YOU ANYWAY" AND THAT IF PEOPLE WERE SMART THEY WOULD IMMEDIATELY GIVE IT UP....SOUND FAMILIAR? SURE IT DOES...WHENEVER SOMEONE IS DENIED ACCESS TO SOMETHING, THEY IMMEDIATELY SPEW HATE AGAINST IT...LIKE THE DALAI LAMA AND SEX...

NOW, SUPPOSEDLY, THIS GUY HAS NEVER HAD SEX BECAUSE HE IS "ENLIGHTENED"....BUT PSYCHOLOGICALLY SPEAKING, THERE IS SOMETHING VERY VERY WRONG ABOUT A BODY-SHAVED, DRESS-WEARING FULLY GROWN MAN BEING A VIRGIN (CAN YOU SPELL "POPE"?)....THE MOUNTING PRESSURE ALONE OF REPRESSED SEX CAN AND WILL BURST OUT IN VERY UNHEALTHY AND PREDATORY WAYS...HELLO, CAN WE SPELL "CATHOLIC PRIESTS"...??? CAN WE SPELL "ALTAR BOYS"...???

BECAUSE OF THIS, I TREMBLE WITH FEAR FOR THE THOUSANDS OF MONASTIC BOYS OUT THERE IN THE BUDDHIST TEMPLES WHO DON'T HAVE AND PROBABLY NEVER WILL HAVE THE BENEFIT OF SPEAKING OUT AGAINST THEIR ABUSERS LIKE THE ALTAR BOYS IN OUR OWN CHURCHES...

BUT LEST YOU THINK I HAVE A GRUDGE AGAINST HIS HIGH HOLINESS THE STAR OF THE UNIVERSE, I HAVE THE EXACT SAME GUT FEELINGS ABOUT PRIESTS, RABBIS, PASTORS AND POPES....

SEE, I WENT TO CATHOLIC SCHOOL FOR MOST OF MY LIFE, AND WHAT I SAW GOING ON IN THOSE "SANCTUARIES OF THE HOLY SPIRIT" WOULD MAKE YOUR TOES CURL....

AT THE TIME THOUGH, BACK IN THE SEVENTIES, YOU COULDN'T REALLY SPEAK OUT BECAUSE NO ONE WOULD BELIEVE YOU....JUST LIKE TODAY, WHEN NO ONE WILL BELIEVE YOU IF YOU DARE SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE DALAI LAMA...

BY THE WAY, I GENERALLY DON'T POST THIS KIND OF STUFF ON MYSPACE, SIMPLY BECAUSE THE MAJORITY OF MY FRIENDS ARE NOT VERY POLITICALLY ORIENTED, AND A FEW ARE QUITE "RELIGIOUS" AND WOULD NO DOUBT FIRST CALL FOR MY EXCOMMUNICATION AND SECOND CALL FOR MY BEING BURNED AT THE STAKE, ON THE CHARGE OF DARING TO CAST ASPERSIONS ON THE RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY....

YOU, THEN, SALSA, ARE PRETTY MUCH THE ONLY ONES WITH WHOM I CAN SHARE THESE THINGS WITH....AT LEAST I THINK SO, RIGHT?