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Offline Tikhon.of.Colorado

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Sexuality laws?
« on: February 27, 2010, 10:27:31 PM »
today at catechism class we talked about Orthodox cannons.  when marriage came up, a person asked about how the Catholics have laws about sexuality and do the Orthodox.  my priest said yes.

I don't want any graphic details, but just explain why the Orthodox church would have laws and rules regarding sexuality?
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Re: Sexuality laws?
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2010, 10:29:14 PM »
Because some things that people like to do are not conducive to spiritual growth.
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Re: Sexuality laws?
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2010, 10:31:22 PM »
that makes sence, thanks!
"At the Last Judgment I will not be asked whether I satisfactorily practiced asceticism, nor how many bows I have made before the divine altar. I will be asked whether I fed the hungry, clothed the naked, visited the sick, and the prisoner in his jail. That is all I will be asked." - Sv. Maria Skobotsova