At another website I frequent, I often see people debating whether or not a sexual activity is “sin” and they argue their points over and over and over and over and over and over….well, it gets run into the ground with all the arguments back and forth. (People do not have better things to do with their time than to constantly be searching for "sin" in everything?) I just don’t “get it” what they find in all the debating. Just today I made a comment about the “over-analyzing” and one of the debaters was put out by those of us who were trying to say, “Enough already!”
The discussion innocently began with a poster expressing his urges in wanting to lightly spank his wife’s bottom during sex. He also wanted to know if other husbands had similar urges and if other wives enjoyed being spanked. Next thing you know several folks were furiously debating about whether or not marriage bed spanking was “sin”. Questions were flying back and forth— Is it “sin” if it is hard spanking? If it physically hurts the person being spanked, is that "sin"? What if the spanking leaves a mark? Is that “sin”? Is it "sin" if you are role-playing and pretending the one being spanked was naughty? And so on and so forth……
Is it just me or is much of that debating really just overkill? Below, you can read what I said in reply.
“I'm not uncomfortable in the least with you guys over-analyzing this topic. My comment was really only in reference to myself. For a number of years my dh and I were in church's where hunting down demons and tearing everything apart in search of sin was the favorite past time. Don't get me wrong-- I hate sin as much as the next Christian but I no longer spend the bulk of my time searching everywhere for it. BTDT, don't want to go down that road again. There is a balance I like to keep between enjoying life vs. a need to over-analyze everything in search of sin. And really when you think about it-- Anything we do to excess can become sin in our lives. We can idolize scripture and even that can become sin if we love it more than we love God. We are to keep our priorities in order and practice moderation in all things.”
Comments? Questions? And remember, the rule here is:
NO OVER-ANALYZING ;-)!