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Religion

On this Independence Day — Religion: Real and Fake

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Stepping back in history for a moment to uncover the birth of religious freedom in this country, and how it was hampered by the Puritans, we are gladly representing a post we delivered a couple of years ago. Religion: Real and Fake, originally published on July 20, 2012 Society suffers from a severe misunderstanding of the nature and role of religion. Nowhere is this more apparent than in ongoing arguments about the “separation of church and state.” Blame the Puritans. The basic idea in the U.S. Constitution is one of freedom FROM religion, expressed as “freedom of religion.” The tenets of any religion ...

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What? Science? Who Needs Science?

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On Monday, we wrote our analysis of the disastrous 5-4 Supreme Court decision in Burwell v Hobby Lobby, which gives greater religious freedom rights to closely held for-profit corporations and less religious freedom rights to natural persons (their words). We also urged you to express your dissent byRead More

The Sexual Freedom Project: Breaking Down Taboos

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We just love this guy. Here he is prompts us to ask ourselves if we are open and honest about our sexuality, how we have you defied taboos, fear, guilt, and how much religion affects our own sexual freedom and/or fears. Please share your thoughts with us. Make us a video, write to us, create a poem or a work of art. Take advantage of this opportunity to express yourself, and get a free VenusPlusX t-shirt as a thank you. More videos. To learn more about The New Age of Sexual Freedom, click here. TRANSCRIPT  All organisms that are capable ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Stop Genital Mutilation

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In light of Kwani's 3-part series on male genital mutilation (circumcision), we are revisiting this particular Sexual Freedom Project video to keep this important conversation going. Have you made the connection between male and female genital mutilation and the issue of sexual freedom? How about forced sexual reassignment surgery practiced on intersex infants? Let us know what you think. Make a video, write a poem, song, or an essay -- or even create an original work of art -- and express your thoughts on these topics. If we feature your contribution on the site, we will send you a free ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Origins of Monogamy

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We wanted to take another look at this video because monogamy is increasingly an important debate when otherwise solid relationships are irrevocably destroyed by one-time or occasional infidelity. Is monogamy in our genes? Or is it artificially imposed upon us by the state, religion, corporations, or social custom? Why does monogamy endure? What are its pros and cons? Is jealousy just based on fear of loss? Will polyamory someday be more accepted and prevalent, and decrease or increase jealousy? We want to hear your voice -- write your story, poem, song, or essay, or make a video or a piece of art. ...

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Male Genital Mutilation: Doublethink, Self-Deception, and Insecurity (Part 1)

A child bleeds from the genitals during an unnecessary surgery with adults in attendance, none batting an eye. This is genital mutilation; however, we in the western world are immersed in a form of doublethink, considering our vehement disapproval of female genital mutilation (FGM). Is there such a difference between FGM and male circumcision that one is ok and the other abhorrent? The justifications given for either tend to be interchangeable. Male circumcision is awful in the best of circumstances, performed by professionals in sterile environments, with clean tools. It’s not always like this -- in tribes, it’s ...

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Eros and Agape are One, another excerpt from The Unseen Journey (working title)

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The primary reason we created VenusPlusX a few years ago was to establish a repository of our solutions for freeing humanity of its many misconceptions about an individual's direct connection to cosmic technology. It is also the reason we decided to capture the essential premise of our work in book form. Here is another excerpt of our upcoming book, tentatively entitled, The Unseen Journey, that may prompt some comments and criticism, both of which we crave and adore. We declare that eros and agape are one with unified Love. We declare that the erotic is a major component of cosmic Love. We ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: A Culmination of Things

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As a new addition to VenusPlusX, I would like to express my views on some of the interesting media I have come across here. One video I found is particularly intriguing because the woman speaks of the big picture – the culmination of things that influence our sexuality. Everyone is a product of their environment, and everything connects. Social mechanisms such as school, church, media, and upbringing tend to have a large impact on individuality. What do you think? Are you free from the external influences that we all experience, or how are you still affected? Send us a video or essay expressing your ...

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With a Desire to be Free

I'm not good with beginnings. Never have been. I'm more of a middle and end guy. Beginning from a previous end is one of the hardest things I've had to learn. For the past year or so, I've considered myself a nomad. I've traveled to three continents and back. I've worked. I've lived. I've seen. I've toured. I got lost. I spent three months without unpacking my suitcase before having to repack it to venture out on another excursion. All of this was done under the assumption that it wouldn't be done. You see, my travels abroad were not endorsed by ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Diverse Spiritual Traditions

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(También en Español) How is your sexual freedom and spirituality connected? or disconnected? Leave a comment and let us know what you think, or make your own video or blog to share. We will send you a free VenusPlusX t-shirt or slap bracelet to thank you. Video edited by Tiye Massey.

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