I just put up a short video briefly discussing aspects of guilt and religion and sexual control and religion. You can find it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ajdwru77hnc

I am very interested in talking about some subjects that have been taboo in discussing religion. For example; How does religious infection affect sexual performance or the ability to enjoy or develop healthy sexual relations? How does religion affect marriage and interfere with relationships? Religionists are constantly claiming that their religion enhances marriage or sex, but the evidence does not point to that conclusion. I don't see these topics discussed a lot even by non-theists. It could be that we too are affected by the cultural zeitgeist though we don't adhere to any supernatural beliefs.

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Comment by Darrel Ray on March 4, 2009 at 3:22pm
"..."my non-belief improves my sex life"?" Interesting idea. For myself, my non-belief does enhance my sex life only because it has helped me eliminate some of the dark corners that lingered from early religious training. You are probably right, however, if two people believe something is a turn on or an enhancer to sexual relationship, it probably will be. I know many a woman who hollers out Jesus Christ and some Catholic women seem to have a preference for "Mother of god" as they are having an orgasm. There has got to be some reason they use such religious language I am sure.

The point I was making, however, was the sociological research points to a positive correlation with conservative religious beliefs and divorce. Research that came out just this week confirms some earlier research that the most conservative parts of the country are the highest consumers of porn. Utah being the highest. Those who claim porn destroys marriage, seem to use it the most! In other words the research does not square with their claims of happiness and good sexual results coming from their religious beliefs.
Comment by Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM on February 28, 2009 at 12:17am
As a retired clinical psychologist, I find this very interesting. My memories of my practice were that religion was responsible for some of my client's problems. Unfortunately such memories cannot be objective. What is interesting about the video is that it provides some comparative group statistics (on divorce) and implies that the book provides more.
Comment by Darrel Ray on February 27, 2009 at 10:21pm
Krista: Thanks for your comment. You have inspired me to put up more clips. I just put up God Virus Part 2 and will put up more in the near future. I wasn't sure if people would like them or not. Let me know what you think of Part 2. I intend to put up one on religious hypnosis soon.
Comment by Krista on February 27, 2009 at 4:17pm
It's a good debate starter. I'd love to see more videos that go indepth on each issue.

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