WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT!

Occasional Blogging Theology contributor Izzy (aka JOURNEYERBLOG) has posted this ‘sex education’ video on Facebook.  He says “This is how my kids will learn about sex.” I say it is inappropriate for a number of reasons. What do you think? How should Jews, Muslims and Christians talk about the facts of life with our children?

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Categories: Life in the West, Sex

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  1. The problem to put it simply is that it exposes sex but not love. Sex is an expression of an intimate connection between two people. What children here are being presented is a view of people as a sum of its parts rather than as a whole being within which contains the most profound, God given dignity and honour.

    Sex is a good thing and should be discussed but not as an isolated subject which is about simply physical pleasure and ‘making babies’. There is a great danger in my opinion that people will with this explanation be seen as objects intended for our gratification rather than our partners to whom we dedicate our lives to and live for their well being, not because we get something out of them, but instead because of the connection (emotional and physical) that is there.

    In short i would say it is putting the cart before the horse. Teach children about love first and when they are older, equipped with this knowledge, then explain about sex. However the best way to learn about such things is from ones parents, not just by being told but also by seeing how they treat each other. This will far more likely induce a sense of respect for both men and women.

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  2. Sex is an act of love, but also an act of pleasure. It is a beautiful, non selfish way for two people to please each other, whether or not there is romance between them.

    Kids should be exposed to that form of pleasure and should know that you don’t have to be in a romantic relationship with someone to enjoy each other sexually.

    This approach is also great in demystifying sex by speaking about it naturally just like we talk about eating. Kids should know that we eat, we sleep, we have sex, and we masturbate, and you don’t need any deeper reason to do these acts other than that it gives you pleasure.

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    • I agree with you that sex is an act of love as well as pleasure and that it is a good and beautiful thing. I also agree that it should certainly be discussed in a natural way, after all it is a natural part of being human and shying away from it does nobody any good.

      However that is why i have an issue with the way it is being presented here as it does not possess any of these qualities but instead a immature display of body parts and their functions without any of the crucial context of love. Neither is it being discussed naturally but rather is intended for an audience who are not at a stage in life where it can be properly approached.

      As far as being in a romantic relationship is concerned, i would once again agree since it is a reality, people do this all the time. But should it be? Is it right to say we can enjoy each other without first knowing each other? That i would say leads to the selfishness that we have both denounced.

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  3. Paul,
    That was terrible and pornographic.

    Hard to believe you put that up on your blog.

    Didn’t you violate Islamic standards of decency by even putting this up?

    You definitely violated Christian standards of decency.

    Ephesians 5:3-14

    Sex is sacred and private within marriage. It should be kept that way.

    Western European culture has really degenerated.

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  4. Even with the warning, I am surprised you put it up; and it seems clear you violated Islamic standards of decency.

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    • I don’t think so. This is an adult discussion about what some children are being shown in the West, it is intended to provoke discussion by followers of the abrahamic faiths about how to deal with this and the way forward.

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    • Europe (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Holland, Germany, France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Greece, etc. ) has degenerated into debauchery.
      Had England gone that far?

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    • Yes, there are some shocking graphic statements in Ezekiel chapters 16 and 23 that describe the sins of the people of Israel in going after idols and their adulteries – it seems it was meant to shock them into repentance.

      But that is nothing like what you have put up.

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    • the video has been censured. It is not raw footage. It is an official Norwegian government “sex education” film. Muslim refugee children are presumably been shown this at school. We need to know what is happening.

      The passages in your Bible are just as graphic if not more so. Would you read them to your children Ken?

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    • ” it seems it was meant to shock them into repentance.”

      x-rated porn is meant to shock one into repentance? so why then was their need of blood sacrifices when x-rated porn could have done the job?

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    • The sacrificial system in the OT was already there and a given.

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    • but it was not needed. although you god does say he likes the smell of burning meat.

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    • “Has England gone that far?”

      you mean like those unborn , infants and children who were killed because of what their ancestors did?

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    • the video above has been censured. It is not raw footage. It is an official Norwegian government “sex education” film. Muslim refugee children are presumably been shown this at school. We need to know what is happening.

      The passages in your Bible are just as graphic if not more so. Would you read them to your children Ken?

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    • Never read Ezekiel to my children anyway. They can read those sections when they get older. (as they now are – 17-26 years old)

      We read from the NT, Genesis, Psalms, Proverbs, Isaiah 52-53, etc.

      It takes a lot of time just to read the main things.
      Never had the need to read from Ezekiel chapters 16 or 23 nor the Song of Solomon.

      the Song of Solomon is beautiful love poem, meant for married couples. But it is very indirect and not graphic at all.

      Song of Solomon is an illustration of Genesis 2:24

      Even the Jews, according to what I have read, had a tradition of not letting young one or non-married people read Song of Solomon.

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    • “Never read Ezekiel to my children anyway. They can read those sections when they get older.”

      So you agree some parts of the Bible are too obscene to read to children.

      Why would God reveal such disgusting things? Hard to believe it is from a Holy God.

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    • lots of parts of the Bible are too advanced for children to understand or comprehend. Parents have been given authority and wisdom to know the appropriate age and passages to read and emphasize.

      “Train your children in the discipline and knowledge of the Lord.” Ephesians 6

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    • but would a Holy God inspire such obscene words? You protest at my post yet defend equally obscene stuff in your Bible. Inconsistent double standards.

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    • “Even the Jews, according to what I have read, had a tradition of not letting young one or non-married people read Song of Solomon.”

      And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon to hear his wisdom, which God had put into his mind.

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  5. “lots of parts of the Bible are too advanced for children to understand or comprehend.”

    “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,”

    so one can use x-rated material to train and rebuke children.

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