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Old 12-21-2013, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Our reproductive organs are the ultimate symbol of your mortality. We're at our most animalistic during sex.

A little quote I came up with. What do you think? While sex might have a 'spiritual component', I see it as linked to the carnal, fleshly (I know I'm sounding like a preacher here) world of the material. HOWEVER, I think the dichotomy between so-called 'spiritual' and corporal/material isn't always so clear cut.

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Old 12-22-2013, 07:27 AM
 
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Our reproductive organs are the ultimate symbol of your mortality. We're at our most animalistic during sex.

A little quote I came up with. What do you think? While sex might have a 'spiritual component', I see it as linked to the carnal, fleshly (I know I'm sounding like a preacher here) world of the material. HOWEVER, I think the dichotomy between so-called 'spiritual' and corporal/material isn't always so clear cut.

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If you see sex as purely carnal, then why do you think our reproductive organs are a symbol for morality since animals are amoral?
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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If you see sex as purely carnal, then why do you think our reproductive organs are a symbol for morality since animals are amoral?
I said mortality not morality, i.e. of the fact that we will one day die. The reproductive organs indicate that which we use to procreate the species, but which indicate that we must make room for them. Some might say that the closest we will ever get to heaven or symbolic immortality is climax during sex.
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Old 12-22-2013, 11:26 AM
 
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I said mortality not morality, i.e. of the fact that we will one day die. The reproductive organs indicate that which we use to procreate the species, but which indicate that we must make room for them. Some might say that the closest we will ever get to heaven or symbolic immortality is climax during sex.
Sorry! I should get glasses.
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:14 PM
 
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just the opposite, sex makes us immortal. our children live on and their children and so on.In some small way my great great grandfather still lives because I carry some of his DNA.
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Old 12-24-2013, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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I dunno, you could just as easily privilege the anus, especially if you're a meat eater. I believe it's a Maori battle curse that they're going to kill you and then eat you, turning you into feces.
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:41 PM
 
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Our reproductive organs are the ultimate symbol of your mortality. We're at our most animalistic during sex.

A little quote I came up with. What do you think? While sex might have a 'spiritual component', I see it as linked to the carnal, fleshly (I know I'm sounding like a preacher here) world of the material. HOWEVER, I think the dichotomy between so-called 'spiritual' and corporal/material isn't always so clear cut.

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WellI don't think it's our reproductive organs that are "the symbol of our mortality"...it's our children...and their children etc etc. We all have reproductive organs, though we don't ]all] use them for reproducing.
Also I don't think that "carnal fleshy" passionate sex is anywhere near the material world...It's a whole world of it's own.
I do agree that we're at our most "animalistic" during sex...especially when both participants put everything else outa their minds and just live for the pleasures of the moment....could even be therapeutic to our spiritual well being.
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Old 12-28-2013, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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I was gonna say: "I guess the OP never had kids".

If the greatest moment of your life was during an orgasm, you haven't lived enough... or had enough sex.

Sex is good fun, don't get me wrong... but only 1 thing in normal human existence is deeper than bringing another human into the world, watching them grow and knowing they'll do the same over and over long after you've gone. That's dying... or seeing a loved one die.

If anyone asked me, I'd say death is the ultimate symbol of mortality and personally causing the death of another human (whether for good or ill) is the ultimate psychologically provoking way to express it.

Don't go running for your chainsaws and shotguns or anything though! Some experiences are better left unexperienced.
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Old 12-28-2013, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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If anyone asked me, I'd say death is the ultimate symbol of mortality
What's symbolic about it? Seems pretty literal to me.
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Old 12-28-2013, 09:46 PM
 
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What's symbolic about it? Seems pretty literal to me.
What isn't symbolic about it? The physiological event of death is one thing but human cultures have wrapped the event up in an unfathomable amount of cultural baggage.
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