By Daniel EngberPosted Thursday, July 16, 2009, at 2:56 PM ET
Isn't it wonderful when science and religion come together? My Slate colleague William Saletan points out that a recent paper has laid the groundwork for a pro-life defense of onanism. According to obstetrician David Greening, a rigorous program of daily masturbation can actually improve sperm quality in men with fertility problems. (Samples collected at the end of the program showed less DNA damage and higher sperm motility than samples from control subjects.) Since masturbation can help you have babies, Saletan argues, it must also serve the "procreative and unitive purposes" described in the Catechism. [continued]
No where in the original translation of the Bible does it say "Thou shalt flog thy dolphin" Or remotely similar meaning.
It is proof of personal ideas being translated into modern translations and Christian belief systems.
Hypothetically,(if such a deity existed) I think god would rather us be wankers than rapists.
Because we are large animals we have large instincts to quell. It is part of what has keep us alive for so long.