Jason and I started watching this wonderful lecture last night, and I tweeted about it then but I wanted to make sure everyone saw it.
The sexual morality of traditional religion tends to be based, not on solid ethical principles, but on a set of taboos about what kinds of sex God does and doesn’t want people to have. And while the sex-positive community offers a more thoughtful view of sexual morality, it still often frames sexuality as positive by seeing it as a spiritual experience. What are some atheist alternatives to these views? How can atheists view sexual ethics without a belief in God? And how can atheists view sexual transcendence without a belief in the supernatural?
Video embedded below the fold.
I am definitely not the most educated person in the world but this is the rational, honest, calm kind of thinking I try to use every day of my life. I was so glad to see some of my own thoughts and sentiments mirrored in her lecture. Go watch! Learn something about your own and other’s sexuality.