Sex and Ceremony
I know this is my second topic about sex in a couple of weeks, but I'm not obsessed with it, honestly.
I admit limited knowledge of anthropology but from what I have seen primitive religions seem to have many cemeonies based obviously on sexuality and mating, also a lot of their religious art is quite explicitly sexual. I recently noticed that christian ceremony (as far as I've seen) involves the complete denial of sexuality. At what point in human history did our ceremony enter into this phase of denial?
Ceremony is important to human beings and used quite well in the perpetuation of faith. I'm wondering if this strict taboo on sexuality in modern churches is helping lead do the loss of believers. Sexuality is a large part of life (It's how we make more people) primitive cultures seem to be honest about this and embrace sexuality while christianity seems to be ashamed of it. Perhaps it is not meeting the spiritual needs of sexual beings.
Oh, a lesson in not changing history from Mr. I'm-My-Own-Grandpa!