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Thinking logically about sex

Postby KSSunflower » Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:19 pm

I'm wondering what everybody thinks of this quote by Henry B. Eyring. It isn't directed toward sex but if applied to questions that matter most in life, and I assume sex is included, how do you feel?

"Logical thinking will not be enough to get answers to the questions that matter most in life. We need revelation from God."
"It is not sex that gives the pleasure, but the lover." ― Marge Piercy, “Sensuality is not a sexual invitation, it’s a depth invitation.” ― Lebo Grand http://mormonsexualdialogue.boards.net/, http://www.chatzy.com/24691190515294
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Re: Thinking logically about sex

Postby MrShorty » Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:59 pm

Thought provoking.

My initial reaction is to agree with the statement as it applies to sexuality -- in particular as it applies to questions of morality (as in rightness and wrongness). I expect that pure logic will not always (maybe not often) reach conclusions like "Thou shalt not commit adultery" or "Thou shalt wait until marriage". It seems to me that our natural tendency is towards serial monogamy or more promiscuity than a lifetime commitment, so I don't see logic leading to a "till death do you part" sexual arrangement. It seems to me that much of what we teach as a Church about sex is rooted in things like this that do not naturally fall into place based on logic alone.
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Re: Thinking logically about sex

Postby KSSunflower » Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:15 pm

Thanks for your comments MrShorty.
"It is not sex that gives the pleasure, but the lover." ― Marge Piercy, “Sensuality is not a sexual invitation, it’s a depth invitation.” ― Lebo Grand http://mormonsexualdialogue.boards.net/, http://www.chatzy.com/24691190515294
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