Faith and sexuality are hand in glove concepts of life
I MUST congratulate writer Nazma Muller, d.d 23/12/08, for taking up such a challenging topic as religion and porn.
What I would like to point out is faith and sexuality are hand in glove concepts of life; it's religion that makes it look alien and taboo. Just as soul mates don't just happen - they're wired to evolve into a feeling of intimacy and connection, so too the public must be educated that commercial sex is not the same as a love based relationship. I hate when people lash out that Caribbean men aren't romantic; couldn't all that sand and sea do something?
If you just look at the Prophets they were in fertile unions, note the S, hence not against sexuality and unabashedly they spoke of it openly in their sermons - the Scriptures bear testimony to this faithful tenet, referring to it as a blessing without any reproduction strings attached.
So having workshops on sexuality and youths is a prime priority that faith leaders must concern themselves with, not only for the younger congregation but all devotees - enough of the rights and wrongs and dos and don'ts and time to listen what challenges our faith professed flock are irking about; drawn into a new mystically erotic era beyond their grannies' fantasies.
Maybe with a more satisfied sexual encounter, where both respect and pleasure remix like parang and hip hop aloud, our congregations will grow and faith will become more apparent like your sunshine island, who knows?
Please also remember Bill Cosby's cynical comment, it works: “Sex education may be a good idea in the schools, but I don't believe the kids should be given homework”