Originally Posted by RNB
Well, now that I don't partake in religion I have not had any sort of problem. Really, I don't see how raising your hands and jumping for Jesus is any less crazy than what I did. The only difference is that their picture might look a bit happier than mine. I followed religion as if it was everything. I wasn't legalistic about it. I didn't think I would go to hell if I jacked-off or anything like that. I just thought it was bad and a betrayal to the God who loved me. It is just the perfect example of someone valuing irrationality and thinking that the more irrational you are, the better.
I was really just kidding about you needing to get your head checked, I read over it today and I think I came off kinda like a bitch, lol. My bad xD
If there was a real underlying problem that didn't relate to your previous religious beliefs then you'd definitely still have episodes every now and then.
And I'm not going to say that I disagree with you when you say that the above is also or can be considered delusional. Not going to make anymore comments cause I don't want to start a religious debate or offended the cool people on here who do follow Christianity. Anyway, I'm all for praying because I think it's a good method for self-clarification/active effort in trying to be a more moral and decent human being (even if I don't buy into the 'God is listening' aspect).
This guy however.... http://www.youtube.com/user/NightVisionPhantom
Originally Posted by Tabris
I always thought the church said it was wrong because it was like "adultery of the mind" like thinking about any one but your partner while doing something like that, was as bad as being unfaithful.
which i personally think is a good idea/belief.
cause i would, personally, be unhappy/hurt if my man thought about anyone else naked/sexually.
same goes for myself
to each his own though, some people aren't as sensative about that kind fo stuff
I think that this is an ideal 'virtue' but not really a realistic one. But it's a sweet thing to try and uphold to, especially when the couple is really in love. I know in my last real relationship I didn't have much desire to fantasize about anyone except Chris and I did generally agree that this was a true show of faithfulness, at least, I did until things started to fall apart. And then it was just hard to fantasize about him at all and I didn't have much desire to picture anyone.
Now I don't think I'd hold myself or my boyfriend to this standard. And yes, it has to do with a loss of sensitivity.
Originally Posted by LonelyNinja
I meant that to sound as dirty as possible. xD
That and I was eating homemade beef jerky ~ lulz.
edit :: LN how is that story coming along?