I started writing a comment to respond to Ron’s post, but then it pretty much turned into an essay so I thought I’d just post it here.
Remember, dear reader, this is my opinion. This is my vision and understanding of the nature of existence. I don’t claim to be the ultimate anything (except making such grand sweeping statements is fun. When I say crap like that, that’s just me pandering to my own ego).
This is Ron’s post. Below is my response. (Read with an open mind and open heart. When you consciously open yourself up to others, let your inner self be the filter to decide what is worth keeping and what is waste. For one person’s trash can be another person’s treasure. Or not, because that’s just a cliched metaphor.)
Are you ready to read me?
I’m going to interject with some eastern mysticism into your physics metaphor.
I would posit that masculine energy is that of the proton (yang), and that feminine energy is that of the electron (yin). As this creates positive/negative charge. Opposites attract, just as those of like charge repel. Perhaps the neutrality of neutrons is this essence of ‘god’.
Also, the reproductive system of birds is not the same as mammals. Reptiles and fish also have different reproductive systems. Birds have 1 hole which is called a cloaca. So they reproduce and excrete their bodily waste through the same hole.
We’re mammals, so of course we are going to reproduce in the same manner as dogs, horses, lions or bears.
Sex is a meaningless act because it is just an act. People, due to the sapient nature of our mind (‘conscious conscience’) attach symbolic or emotional significance to the deed.
Sex is a fun pastime – it can propagate the continuation of the species, AND/OR just be something people do as leisure. I say that because people don’t always have sex to produce babies each time they do it.
Sex itself is natural, and should not be something one should be ashamed of doing. However it is not appropriate to engage in such activities in public. Consenting adults may do whatever they please, but there is a time and a place for everything.
‘Making love’ is something different to sex. Well, the way that I see it, anyway. Because that is the joining of the spirit or soul. That is the intention behind the physical action. That is the expression of joy and pleasure of the soul experienced through the physical body.
INTENTION WITHOUT ACTION, it’s just… like the wind. It’s just air, unexpressed desire, ideas without voice.
ACTION WITHOUT INTENT, that’s ignorance. Animalistic, base, mindless, careless.
However, since we aren’t psychic and can’t read people’s minds, we only have our physical senses through which we can perceive the world around us. By speaking aloud words (manipulating the air with the physical muscles within the larynx), the vibrations we produce then become ‘the word of god’. Anyone who is able to use language and words then become manipulators of truth as they (everyone, me and you and them and no one specifically) can only express their opinion of their version of what is ‘the truth’.