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A2 Religious Ethics Revision. The Ethics of Sex. It has been said that nature is basically an orgy on a massive scale . . . The entire creative process in nature is engaged in various forms of sexual activity. The drive is to produce offspring, and so continue the generic line.

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A2 religious ethics revision

A2 Religious EthicsRevision

The Ethics of Sex



The entire creative process in nature is engaged in various forms of sexual activity.

The drive is to produce offspring, and so continue the generic line.

Sex is the most natural thing in the world


Almost every activity undertaken by a living organism is to enhance the possibility of the continuation of its own species.


Sexual activity (including the processes of child-rearing and training to produce the next generation) is the creative power behind life on earth.


In humanity, (although it is often carefully disguised) this procreative process has been at the heart of much of human creativity.

(Think of music, the arts, poetry, sculpture, romance)


This is good, positive and creative procreative process has been at the heart of much of human creativity.


BUT procreative process has been at the heart of much of human creativity.

The instinctive urge to procreate is often suppressed because of social conventions, but it remains at the heart of much human culture.






SO consequences of behaviour – a thing becomes right or wrong because of the desirability of the outcome.

Marriage is good because

  • it provides a stable basis in which to raise a family

  • It prevents the possibility of STD through endorsing one sexual partner only.

  • It restricts the sexual availability of certain members once married.


Human sexual development
Human sexual development consequences of behaviour – a thing becomes right or wrong because of the desirability of the outcome.

  • An embryo begins to develop genitalia at six weeks from conception.

  • While still a foetus, hormones are released that dictate sexual development.


  • From an early age, the sexualisation of a child takes place. consequences of behaviour – a thing becomes right or wrong because of the desirability of the outcome.

  • Subliminal messages establish gender expectations – despite parent’s best efforts, girls still play with dolls, and boys try to smash things up.


Childhood
CHILDHOOD consequences of behaviour – a thing becomes right or wrong because of the desirability of the outcome.

Boys will be boys

and

girls will be girls!


  • Parents establish expected behaviour patterns. consequences of behaviour – a thing becomes right or wrong because of the desirability of the outcome.

  • In the main, this is to do with public behaviour, but at a more intimate level, attitudes to sex and sexuality are being reinforced.

  • In particular, attitudes to the naked body and to genitalia are established.


Adolescence
Adolescence consequences of behaviour – a thing becomes right or wrong because of the desirability of the outcome.

  • Once a child becomes an adolescent, sexuality becomes a much higher priority.

  • The body undergoes massive changes as it matures sexually.


Adolescence1
Adolescence consequences of behaviour – a thing becomes right or wrong because of the desirability of the outcome.

  • the child becomes much more sexually aware.

  • Issues of sexual orientation (and more probably of opportunity) become important.

  • In some cultures, ceremonies are organised whereby the individual is ‘initiated’ into the adult world.


Adulthood
Adulthood consequences of behaviour – a thing becomes right or wrong because of the desirability of the outcome.

  • Sexual activity tends to become directed towards another individual – this may be an attempt to establish a monogamous relationship - ‘living together.’

  • Sometimes this is formalised as ‘marriage’.


Sexual biology
Sexual Biology consequences of behaviour – a thing becomes right or wrong because of the desirability of the outcome.

  • Sex and relationships are the process by which species effect the survival of their kind.



Ethics codes sexuality – it is purely a matter of biology.

or

just biological facts


Contraception
Contraception sexuality – it is purely a matter of biology.

Effective, easily accessible and usable contraception has freed women from their drudgery of their fertility, and allowed for a move towards a more equally balanced society.


Many of the reasons for sexual morality and sexual codes (such as STDs and unwanted pregnancies) have become controllable by means other than behavioural.

Improved drugs, condoms, easily obtainable abortions.


Sexuality has become (such as STDs and unwanted pregnancies) have become controllable by means other than behavioural.

‘de-moralised’!


However, religion in particular has been anxious to introduce a moral dimension to sexuality.


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