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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-21-10 06:52 PM
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About this masturbation thing in the Bible....
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In Genesis 38:8-10 the passage that features the infamous spilling seed stuff actually says this...

8And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother.

9And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother's wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother.

10And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also.

This is from the King James Version...

Anyway, the holier than thou crowd tends to focus on the killing and linking that to masturbation because they don't want anyone to have any fun at all while exsisting on "god Green earth".

But the true meaning of this passage seems to me, at least, to suggest that Onan disobeyed God by not laying with his brothers wife and even though he was excited by the possibility, he was a man now wasn't he, so in order to "release" the pent up sexual pressure, he spilled his seed on the ground. Any sane person would look at this passage and see that God was punishing Onan for not obeying his edict to lay with his brothers wife and not for yanking his junk...

This religious interpretation was brought to you by secular reasoning.
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