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Old 11-17-2017, 04:42 PM
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Spirits having sex? LOL No physical bodies kind of complicates it. Humorous thread.
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Old 11-17-2017, 04:55 PM
 
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72 virgins.
That's what I am talking about.

What kinda heaven would it be without sex?
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Old 11-17-2017, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Southern Oregon
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So, if there is sex in heaven can women get pregnant? If so, does God supply condoms? If your Catholic you don't get condoms.
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Old 11-17-2017, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Northeastern US
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Spirits having sex? LOL No physical bodies kind of complicates it. Humorous thread.
Not all religions see heaven as a spirit realm.

Christian fundamentalist eschatology generally contemplates the Great Tribulation followed by the Thousand Year Reign and then the new heaven and new earth -- with a bodily resurrection in there somewhere, such that the end point is a heaven full of people in physical bodies.

It was not always thus, the early church argued against the pagan notion that the dead go immediately to the underworld and taught that the dead stay dead until the resurrection. Around the 17th century though a general shift occurred away from the teaching on the resurrection, in favor of an emphasis on "everlasting life". Hence the modern notion that the righteous dead go straight to heaven, in spirit form. So in current Christian theology, depending on timing, you are either a discarnate spirit in heaven or inhabit a perfect, "incorruptible" body not subject to death.

So for the bulk of eternity, the question of whether this brand spanking new "incorruptible" body will lack genitalia actually becomes relevant. I don't think most Christians ponder this very actively as it quickly starts to sound silly. They just assume heaven will be terrific somehow or other, sex or no sex.

Despite all my good-natured ribbing about fundamentalist sexual hangups I actually think this is not a pressing question, were there a heaven. At this point in my life I just don't see sex as central to personal happiness. YMMV.
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Old 11-17-2017, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Divided Tribes of America
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Proof that there is no sex.
Ha! Good point. I guess I never thought of that.

I can see some suicide bomber ending up in heaven and “getting” 72 virgins, only to find out that none of the men have their “equipment,” the very reason for all of the women being virgins.
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Old 11-17-2017, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
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Ha! Good point. I guess I never thought of that.

I can see some suicide bomber ending up in heaven and “getting” 72 virgins, only to find out that none of the men have their “equipment,” the very reason for all of the women being virgins.
It's actually their punishment - an eternal torment - for the murderous crime they committed.
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Old 11-17-2017, 05:44 PM
 
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I mean honestly who knows,but do you think there is passion and sex in heaven or do you think it's very saintly and pure all the time.I mean I'm trying to decide if I want to go there,and if there's no sex then I might give it a miss.
Sex with what bodies?

By the way, sex can be saintly and pure.
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Old 11-17-2017, 06:27 PM
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Those angels can get sexy at times (anyone remember Charlie's Angels?)
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Old 11-17-2017, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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Nope the bible states that your going to spend the rest of time worshipping god no time for sex or anything else.
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Old 11-17-2017, 06:41 PM
 
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Perhaps Heaven is divided into three parts.


I think there is no sex in the Christian part of heaven.

There is supposedly quite a bit of sex in the Muslim part of Heaven.

And I am not sure about the Jewish section of heaven?
What if heaven is divided into as many parts as there are believers AND non?
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