||What the hell did anyone say about "sprititual" components of sex, tkatchev?
We're talking about basic human emotion, here, not your grandiloquent "spirituality." There's no need to drag your perpetually redefined "god" into any of this.
Loneliness. Intimacy. A happy way to begin the day. A refutation of solitude.
What, praytell, do any of these things have to do with belief in invisible god-spirits? Nothing, that's what, provided one is possessed of sufficient emotional fortitude.
Do you really wish to equate sex with food, tkatchev? Do you really want to imply that without sex, we will die?
Oh, dear, I've gone and admitted that sex is not an absolute requirement for continued existence. Dang, you've got me there, tkatchev. But does that do anything at all to mitigate the impact of sexual experience and understanding on the relative happiness of the individual? (Please, refrain from responding prior to comprehending the question).
Do I see the difference between love and lust? Of course I do. But! Can you see that embracing either one without the other, as the epitome of personal relations, amounts to a denial of self? Apparently not.
Go ahead, taktchev, and assume that your opponents have no emotional component to their relationships. I'm sure it's a comforting assumption.
When someone initiates an argument that might reveal the fact that you have not had a satisifying relationship in recent years, due to your utter rejection of the import of any physical aspect, please, for the love of humanity, refrain from retreating to your laughably idiosycratic pseudo-christian catechisms when an adequate counter-argument is presented.
I am confident that I speak for many when I say: I look forward to the day when you continue your growth. You've been saying exactly the same thing for many years now, and the rest of us have been bored with it for quite a long time. Does this help, or are you stuck?
--One who only wants to help.