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[How religion breeds violence.]
See: Monogamy Religion Violence Suppressing sexuality
The Fundamental Slavery by Osho Sex repression, tabooing sex, is the very foundation of human slavery. Man cannot be free unless sex is free. Man cannot be really free unless his sex energy is allowed natural growth.
Societies that provide infants with a great deal of physical affection ('tender loving care') are later characterized by relatively non-violent adults. In 36 of the 49 cultures studied, a high degree of infant affection was associated with a low degree of adult physical violence—and vice versa. When the 13 exceptions were investigated, it was found that the violence of all but one (the Jivaro tribe of South America) could be accounted for the presence or absence of premarital sexual behavior.  BODY PLEASURE AND THE ORIGINS OF VIOLENCE By James W. Prescott
"Sexually awakened women, affirmed and recognized as such, would mean the complete collapse of the authoritarian ideology" ----Wilhelm Reich ("The Mass Psychology of Fascism" and "The Function of The Orgasm").  THE TRUTH ABOUT SEXUAL MONOGAMY by James W. Prescott, Ph.D.
Beware of the Popes. I have heard that the pope, addressing the youth
in Latin America, said, "My dear ones, beware of the devil. The devil
will tempt you with drugs, alcohol, and most particularly premarital
sex." Now, who is this devil? I have never met him, he has never tempted
me. I don't think any of you have ever met the devil, or that he has
Desires come from your own nature, it is not some devil who is tempting you. But it is a strategy of religions to throw the responsibility on an imaginary figure, the devil, so you don't feel you are being condemned. You are being condemned but indirectly. The pope is saying to you that you are the devil—but he has not the guts to say that, so he is saying that the devil is something else, a separate agency, whose only function is to tempt people.
But it is very strange . . . millions of years have passed and the devil is not tired, he goes on tempting. And what does he gain out of it? In no scripture have I found what is his reward for all this arduous work for millions of years. Who is paying him? By whom is he employed? That is one thing ...
And the second: Is not your God omnipotent? That's what your scriptures say, that God is all-powerful. If he is all-powerful, can't he do a simple thing?—-just stop this devil from tempting people! Rather than going to every person and telling every person, "Don't be tempted by the Devil."---Osho (Love, Freedom, aloneness).
Violence against sexuality and the use of sexuality for violence, particularly against women, has very deep roots in Biblical tradition.  BODY PLEASURE AND THE ORIGINS OF VIOLENCE By James W. Prescott
The origins of the fundamental reciprocal relationship between physical violence and physical pleasure can be traced to philosophical dualism and to the theology of body/soul relationships. In Western philosophical thought man was not a unitary being but was divided into two parts, body and soul. The Greek philosophical conception of the relationship between body and soul was quite different than the Judeo-Christian concept which posited a state of war between the body and soul. Within Judeo-Christian thought the purpose of human life was to save the soul, and the body was seen as an impediment to achieving this objective. Consequently, the body must be punished and deprived. In St. Paul's words: "Put to death the base pursuits of the body—for if you live according to the flesh, you shall die: but if by the spirit you mortify the deeds of the flesh, you shall live" (Romans 8:13). St. Paul clearly advocated somatosensory pleasure deprivation and enhancement of painful somatosensory stimulation as essential prerequisites for saving the soul. "Now concerning the things whereof you wrote to me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman" (1 Corinthians, 7:1).  BODY PLEASURE AND THE ORIGINS OF VIOLENCE By James W. Prescott
It is evident that the Judeo-Christian concept of body pleasure is quite the opposite of that outlined by Aristotle, particularly, the relief of body pain and discomfort through somatosensory pleasure. This denial of somatosensory pleasure in Pauline Christian doctrine has led to alternative forms of 'relief' through such painful stimulations as hair-shirts, self-scourgings, self-mutilations, physical violence against others, and in the non-sensory pleasures of drugs.  BODY PLEASURE AND THE ORIGINS OF VIOLENCE By James W. Prescott
The question arises as to how Christian philosophy and theology, which borrowed heavily from Aristotle, managed to avoid, if not outright reject, Aristotle's teachings regarding the morality of pleasure. The roots to this question can be found throughout the Old Testament, beginning with the account in Genesis of the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden. The first consequence of Eve's transgression was that nudity became shameful. This even may well be the beginning of man's hostility toward women and the equating of woman with evil, particularly the evils of the body. This is vividly portrayed in Zechariah (5:5-8) in an angel's description of the flying bushel: "This is a bushel container coming. This is their guilt in all the land." Then a leaden cover was lifted and there was a woman sitting inside the bushel. "This is wickedness, he said, and he thrust her inside the bushel, pushing the leaden cover into the opening." BODY PLEASURE AND THE ORIGINS OF VIOLENCE By James W. Prescott
Violence against sexuality and the use of sexuality for violence,
particularly against women, has very deep roots in Biblical tradition, and is
spelled out very early. The nineteenth chapter of Genesis (19:1-11), the first
book of the Old Testament, holds that the rape of woman is acceptable but the
rape of man is "a wicked thing." This chapter about the destruction of Sodom and
Gomorrah describes Lot's hospitality to two male travelers (actually two angels)
who were housed with him.
In the evening the townsmen of Sodom came to Lot's house and said to him: "Where are the men who came to your house tonight? Bring them out to us that we may have intimacies with them." Lot went out to meet them at the entrance. When he had shut the door behind him, he said, "I beg you, my brothers, not to do this wicked thing. I have two daughters who have never had intercourse with men. Let me bring them out to you, and you may do to them as you please. But don't do anything to these men, for you know they have come under the shelter of my roof." They replied, "Stand back! This fellow," they sneered, "came here as an immigrant, and now he dares to give orders! We'll treat you worse than them!" With that, they pressed hard against Lot, moving in closer to break down the door. But his guests put out their hand, pulled Lot inside with them, and closed the door; at the same time they struck the men at the entrance of the house, one and all, with such blinding light that they were utterly unable to reach the doorway.
As the story continues, the two angels escort Lot and his family to safety and then destroy Sodom and Gomorrah for their great sinfulness. Yet not a word of reproach is given to Lot for his willingness to hand over his two virgin daughters to be gang raped. This same story is repeated in the books of Ezekiel (23:1-49) and Judges (19:22-30).  BODY PLEASURE AND THE ORIGINS OF VIOLENCE By James W. Prescott
Given such a tradition, it is understandable that during the Inquisition only women were charged with having intercourse with the devil and put to death for this crime of pleasure. What man has died at the stake for having slept with Satan? This tradition is maintained in modern cultures where women are punished for prostitution but their male customers are not. The historical and Biblical acceptance of rape down through the ages has brutalized the psyche of males brought up in this tradition.  BODY PLEASURE AND THE ORIGINS OF VIOLENCE By James W. Prescott