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Sin or not, if yes, why?

Why does every religious person say masturbation is a sin when there's noting written about it in the Bible and why would it be a sin if God designed me like this (so I have cravings) and also God gave me the possibility of pleasure? Answer this

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I don't believe in sin. Sin is when you're having fun and someone wants to have the power to take away your fun. If it doesn't hurt anyone else it is fine by me.

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There is no god. There is no sin.

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There is no sin. There is only projection and attempts at controlling others by making people feel bad about themselves.

dokala Level 7 July 20, 2018
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Im surprised no one got this one yet. Masturbation is a sin from a biblical basis based on the story of Onan. He was supposed to marry his brothers wife to give her children after his brother died, instead he spilled his seed on the ground and disobeyed god. So short answer: because a lot of early jewish law was designed to make sure they multiplied and some guy decided fucking his brothers widow was too creepy.

This only explains why they would think that male masturbation is a sin though, and when they discourage women from doing it its probably more about not harboring any lustful or impure thoughts, or similarly saying youre not allowed to cum unless youre trying to make more christian soldiers. Thats your one n only reward for doing so and if you discovered and took control of your own sexuality we’d have nothing left to hold over you.

So yeah in short who cares? But since you asked thats more or less where it came from. Pun intended.

Wurlitzer Level 8 July 21, 2018

Well said man, Thank God I haven't spent much time thinking about the bible lately, but female masturbation is never mentioned.

Women get a free pass on ringing Satan's doorbell.

@educatedredneck The Bible was written by men. I guarantee they neither knew nor cared whether women had pleasure in sex; let alone what women and girls did in private.

I love asking Christians whether they have heard the wonderful tales of Onan. I have yet to have one who even knows there's an Onan in the bible. It's one of my favorite stories

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I know of the Bible but I don't believe there is a God so I guess you're good to go.

Sheannutt Level 9 July 20, 2018
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Sin doesn’t exist....it’s a religious construct! Whether the bible mentions it or not is immaterial and no point in wondering about a god who doesn’t exist either. The reason religions frown on it is because they use it as a means of exercising control. All religions are obsessed with sex and sexual practices....the insistence that priests in the Catholic Church are celibate is just another example of control, even of their own clergy. Repressed sexuality is probably what caused so many of them to molest children,...better that they engaged in masturbation than that.

Good response.

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"Sins" are just as ridiculous and fallacious as religion and gods.
All are to be rejected, derided, and ridiculed.
And disregarded.

KKGator Level 9 July 20, 2018
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Sorry but I did not realize agnostics believed in sin. You truly seem concerned about this. I'm hoping you are not riddled with guilt and shame. The answer is simple. Remove the word sin from your entire life. The condition of sin is a construct of human clerics designed to be imposed on ignorant populations as a tool for maintaining their submission and intensify the clerics power.

bgnostic Level 4 Nov 17, 2018
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We're pulling for you pal.

Sticks48 Level 9 July 21, 2018
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Because it's just a scare tactic to make you feel guilty and ashamed. There is nothing wrong with you masturbating.

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Sin is a religious concept. To some eating bacon or shrimp or beef is a sin. Ridiculous. And who cares what the Bible says or doesn't say about masturbation? That same book demeans women and endorses slavery. It has no place in a modern society.

Alone Level 6 Nov 19, 2018
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I would argue that since sin is defined as an offense against god, it is impossible for anyone to sin, especially a bunch of atheists.

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I don't recognise the premise of sin to start with so if i want to crack one off I couldn't give a shit what some biblical twat thinks smile001.gif

ipdg77 Level 8 July 20, 2018

Now now, be fair there are biblical twats, assholes and other variants. Gotta be PC and inclusive in condemning the delusional.

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Only a sin if you use your left hand

lerlo Level 7 Feb 10, 2019
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Sin only has meaning in the context of religion. No religion, no sin.

Condor5 Level 8 Feb 9, 2019
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Since heaven and hell don’t exist there’s no such thing as sin as that’s just something the religous invented to make people comply with their rules.

Trajan61 Level 8 Jan 29, 2019
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It's not a sin. Joy is our birth-right, just ask any autonomous nervous system.

Deveno Level 7 Dec 29, 2018
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Sin, as defined by whom? If it feels wrong and it hurts someone...don't. However, if it feels good, and it harms no one...by all means.

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When I was a child, my religiously zealous father asked me if I did that and made a point to remind me that it was a sin.

I think Puritanical religion back in the day began the idea that any kind of sexual desire was sinful, especially for women.

I think the idea of a father grilling his daughter about her sexuality is much creepier than masturbation...

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Religious leaders suppress sex. Horny people will work harder for the church.

nicknotes Level 8 July 20, 2018
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Who is this god lady you write about?

Tom08030 Level 4 Jan 31, 2019
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As it seems, every pleasure is a sin. I think we better to be happy and go to hell.

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The idea of masturbation as a "sin" comes from the narrative of Onan in the book of Genesis. That same story is also the source of the prohibition against birth control in the Catholic church. God killed Onan because he "spilled his seed on the ground" rather than impregnate his brother's wife in accordance with some ancient pre-Moses law.

piphirho Level 6 Jan 22, 2019
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Because religious people are seriously dysfunctional!!!

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No sin, because there's no god to sin against. Fini.

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Bible belt churches attract the biggest sinners in town! They are conditioned to believe that as long as they attend church, twice on Sunday, once on Wednesday, and allow themselves to be 'shaken down' three times per service, they will still get 'front-row' seats in heaven!

davknight Level 7 Feb 21, 2019
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