Talk:Asexuality

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I removed the "Perhaps the most comprehensive" form Ragner's definition for balance purposes.--AVENguy 22:02, 6 September 2006 (MDT)

Should this page eventually be merged with "Overview"? Both pages have different information, but both seem to be trying to give a summary of asexual stuff. What do y'all think? Wikimaster 07:08, 7 September 2006 (MDT)

Yes, I do believe it should. But first, I'm going to break off some pieces that should have their own pages. --Hu 07:46, 7 September 2006 (MDT)

Excellent! Go right ahead. Wikimaster 07:52, 7 September 2006 (MDT)

Well, now that I've done that there's not a heck of a lot left over. Now is the time to merge.--Hu 08:59, 7 September 2006 (MDT)

Asexuality and Christianity

Dante8 has added a new section (“Asexuality and Religion”) where he claims: “the Bible does not clearly state a view on it [asexuality].” It isn’t so. The call to quell lust is one of the evangelical commandments supplementing the Old Testament laws. The Lord said in His Sermon on the Mount: “Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery. But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart” (Matt. 5:27-28). Proceeding from this statement, Tertullian, however, mistakenly concluded that marriage would have to be termed no other than a species of fornication (Tertullian "On Exhortation to Chastity" #9). The correct Christian view on the relationship between the evil of lust and the mystery of marriage has been propounded by Augustine of Hippo: “The case may be illustrated by the example of a lame man. Suppose him to attain to some good object by limping after it, then, on the one hand, the attainment itself is not evil because of the evil of the man's lameness; nor, on the other hand, is the lameness good because of the goodness of the attainment. So, on the same principle, we ought not to condemn marriage because of the evil of lust; nor must we praise lust because of the good of marriage” (Augustine of Hippo On Marriage and Concupiscence, book I, Chapter 8 [VII.] “The Evil of Lust Does Not Take Away the Good of Marriage”). That is why Christianity appreciates marriage and at the same time deprecates human sexuality (i.e. the sin of lust or concupiscence). --Russian antisexual (talk) 07:45, 21 December 2013 (UTC)