Horse Sex and Other Outrageous Stories Become Online Megastars

Seattle Times staff columnist Danny Westneat wrote an article last year about a man that died from anal sex with a horse. This story was so outlandish that it became the all time most read article in the history of the Seattle Times. According to Danny Westneat 4 of the top 20 articles were also on this same horse sex incident, “So much so, a case can be made that the articles on horse sex are the most widely read material this paper has published in its 109-year history.” Anywhere you look on the internet outrageous and sickening stories always make up the most read, emailed and downloaded articles.

Society has, as a whole, taken a very marked interest in what’s different, weird, sickening, etc… There are whole blogs, forums and more dedicated to this. Millions of people are logging on and reading this somewhat questionable content. Web publishers and advertisers are catching on and using pay per click and other avenues of advertising to target keywords for popular stories like horse sex and such. According to Danny, “It’s not just the horse sex. The rest of the top 20 people’s-choice list is eye-opening, as well.” It is well known that advertisers want marked results and news stories and websites are now being tracked for what is popular and what isn’t. Websites and blogs have become virtually marketable real estate just like actual land. With one exception, instead of location, location, location its content, content, content.

Its out with the norm and in with the outlandish. This is why O.J. Simpsons famous chase had much more publicity and staying power than any presidents state of the union address. This horse sex and similar has probably by now been featured on Jerry Springer and maybe it will be on Oprah if she needs a ratings boost someday.

This obsession is not new. One only has to look in the recent past – Ed Gein whom the Texas Chainsaw Massacre was loosly based on. Charles Cullen, the male nurse whom killed 35 – 40 hospital patients in his care with deadly, unprescribed medicines. Or the sick Henry Lee Lucas, having killed more than 300 men, women and children. All of these sensational and horrible stories of evil and outrage have commanded more attention than all the wars in history. This is why shows like MTV’s Jackass become huge hits and Johnie Knoxville a star big enough to play one of the Duke brothers and rumored to have been intimate with Jessica Simpson.

Society is obsessed or addicted to anything out of the norm. The more outrageous the better the ratings. Biblically speaking it sounds like we are following in the footsteps of Sodom and Gomorrah. Do you remember this story? Each of these cities had become so enthralled with wickedness that God destroyed them.

“Then the LORD rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah –from the LORD out of the heavens. Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, including all those living in the cities –and also the vegetation in the land.” Genesis 19:24, 25 NIV

You could dismiss this as a biblical fairytale until recently as archeologists have now found the ruined cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. And yes they were covered with ash and sulfur balls. As more and more of the bible is proven true, maybe we need to pay more attention to the recent signs that the end times mentioned in Revelations could happen in our lifetimes. We could become the next Sodom and Gomorrah if we keep lusting for the sick, perverse, deranged, etc…

Sex-enthusiast Rabbit Beware of Turning into a Once-in-a-Season Red Fox

Are you taking your sexual life for granted? Remember, it is not as steadfast as the sun. If you are a rabbit today …enthusiastic and frequent in sex, you may not remain the same after few years, you may turn into a red fox, which involves into sex only once during the breeding season. Ohm! How awful it sounds!

As years go by, men’s sexual desire fades, but truly, there is no biological reason behind why men cannot carry good amount of libido till retirement. As per David Rowland, sex expert and professor of psychology at Valparaiso University, the idea that men’s sexual drive decreases with age is a myth. Of course the sexual desire can be affected by physical problems, mental stress or a troubled relationship. According to a research by the late Julian Davidson of Stanford University, a properly prepared libido can even survive a blackout of testosterone, the male hormone that helps energize sex drive. Researches show that about one-third of men with extremely low testosterone levels still had frequent, satisfying sex.

The mantra of good sex is a healthy body and normal sex drive in a man. If diseases like diabetes, hypertension, heart problems, are present, in spite of having high libido, a man may not get an erection strong enough for an intercourse. This condition is called erectile dysfunction. There are medicines like Levitra which can handle the situation efficiently and offer strong erection. But what if a man does not feel like having sex? This is a real concern, and needs to be addressed properly.

It is said that everything lies in the mind and it is a proven fact in sexual life; as Jim Pfaus, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Concordia University in Montreal who studies the biology of libido, states that frequent and stimulating sex prepares the brain to want more sex later in life.

To enjoy sexual life, one does not have to change partners; he just needs to change the boring schedule of sex. Change time and space of sex, be innovative and find out different time and places for sex, it may be 7 am in the morning under the shower.

Heart-pounding exercises are said to have good impact on libido and sexual power, because this type of exercise increases blood flow in the body and it makes sexual arousal an easy affair. Regular light exercises can strengthen the heart and lung and control obesity which has the potential of misbalancing the sex hormones. Again stress is another enemy of our sex drive, so, do breathing exercises and try relaxation techniques as stress busters.

While these tips help you maintain your libido, take care of your erection quality, do not drink or smoke and try your best to avoid the activities and life style that induce arterial clogging and diabetes. If you have erectile problems, seek help from your doctor to help you with ED medications. Truly, what will you do with high libido if you do not have a healthy organ to fulfill your desires?

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Food and Medicine as a Spiritual Act of Worship

An elder of the Church visited a 3rd grade Bible class one Sunday morning. He asked the class why people call him a Christian? A little girl named Laura raised her hand. “Yes,” said the elder pointing to the girl, “go ahead”

In sweet innocence, Laura replied, “Because they don’t know you?”

Ba-da Bing, Ba-da Boom!

Indeed, I often wonder why God puts up with us as His children given the way we often think and act. No, I am not speaking about holiness, though holiness is certainly an element of faith. Rather, I am referring to the way Christians walk in step with the world when it comes to their health and lifestyle.

Based on health and lifestyle, most people would be hard pressed to single out a Christian in a crowd of unbelievers. Christians eat the same junk foods, drink the same soft drinks, get just as obese, come down with the same diseases and get treated by doctors trained in the same medicine, take the same drugs and often die from complications following the same medications and treatment.

Don’t get me wrong. I am not questioning anyone’s faith, their Church attendance, worship, church activity, or none of that stuff. No, rather what I’m questioning is the spiritual disconnect I see in the operation of our faith with our own physical health and well-being. I mean it’s as though many Christians consider food and medicine as being irrelevant to the practice of their faith.

Oh sure, we pray over our food and we pray for healing when under the care of a doctor. I am not talking about that. What I’m talking about is not giving consideration to food and medicine as being a weapon of Satan. Crazy, you say?

Let me give you a word of knowledge from God’s Word. It is our responsibility as Christians to “test everything” and to “avoid every kind of evil” (I Thessalonians 5:21). Everything certainly includes food and medicine, two large parts of our life.

Time and again, God’s Word tells us to; “live a life worthy of the calling” we received (Ephesians 4:1), to not be “conformed to the pattern of this world” (Romans 12:2), “not to be yoked together with unbelievers” (II Corinthians 6:14). “For what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever” (II Corinthians 6:15)?

We typically relate those verses to avoiding sin, and rightfully so. But there’s more than holiness at stake here. There is a matter of righteousness in how we care for our fleshly body as well.

For “What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: ‘I will dwell in them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.’…Therefore, come out from among them and be separate…Let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God” ((II Corinthians 6:16 to 7:1).

So now: If I tell you that eating a diet high in saturated fats creates heart disease, would a steady diet high in saturated fats be something that contaminates the body? Would it matter to you?

If I tell you that monosodium glutamate (MSG), a flavor enhancer found in many processed foods, may cause obesity and creates adverse reactions in many people, could MSG be something that contaminates the body? Would you care?

If I tell you that your body must be alkalized to remain free of disease, would having an acidic body be something that contaminates the body? Would this information cause you to want to test your body’s pH level?

If I tell you there are safe and effective alternatives to prescription drugs, which often cause adverse reactions, including death, would taking those drugs be something that contaminates the body? Would it matter to you?

My point is that the world could care less about your well being, it only wants your money. So the world is full of lies and “feel goods” to keep you coming back. That is how the world works. For instance: To get you to buy processed meats, meat packagers inject sodium nitrite into the meat to make it look fresh and to preserve it. Never mind that sodium nitrite when heated forms nitrosamines, extremely powerful cancer-causing chemicals. Does that matter to you? It matters to God who knit your body together in the womb of your mother. He has something to say about that.

Or suppose you are diagnosed with cancer. Never mind there are safer and more effective alternatives then the surgery your physician recommends. He thinks a surgeon should cut you open from front to back to remove the tumor. If you survive the surgery, you would be given toxic and often lethal drugs. Your doctor gives you no other viable options. Does that matter to you? It matters to God who knit you together in the womb of your mother. He has something to say about that as well.

Here’s the point. God receives no glory in you getting sick with a disease. He receives no glory in disease and suffering period. God receives glory in healing, and through sacrifices we offer to Him in body, spirit and soul. That word sacrifice refers to how we live our life, which includes the welfare of our body.

Since food and medicine are high on our list of life”s priorities, it is in these areas that we must be on guard and cautious about the most. Why food and medicine? Well, if you were Satan, could you think of a greater way to inflict more harm than through food and medicine? People need to eat and people need medical help. Satan acting through the world works 24/7 in both the food and medical industry to put and keep you down, to keep you from glorifying God in body.

It sickens me to see so many Christians in physical suffering brought on by their own neglectful lifestyle. Trust me, this has a huge impact. Others looking in the Church from outside observe there is nothing going on there different from the world. There is nothing to make them want to seek God. If only Church leaders would understand God”s laws do not stop at the Church door; if they would only begin to educate Christians about the holiness of their body as it relates to food and medicine, life as a Christian would become much healthier. Many people outside of Christ would begin seeking Him.

I believe the local Church has a responsibility to educate believers in the righteous manner they should treat their bodies. No, not just warn them about the misuse of sex and drugs, but to teach them the difference between good and bad food and medicine. Church leaders should teach us how to “purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit,” But here is where things get fuzzy and blurred.

Many Church leaders, ignorant themselves of the connection between physical and spiritual health, are fearful of getting into trouble with the law or fear being outcast as false teachers. Even worse, some Church leaders just don’t get the connection between obeying God’s natural laws and spiritual healing.

They have an “eat, drink and be merry” attitude toward the body. This is the disconnect I spoke of earlier. The mindset they carry is that Church is where one goes for salvation. The world is where one goes for health and healing. Nothing could be further from the truth.

We are created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26). Our body is a member of Christ’s Body (I Corinthians 6:15). Our body, spirit and soul have all been redeemed. There is no earthly reason why we should leave responsibility to the world for our health and well-being, anymore than we should leave our souls to the world for salvation.

Churches conduct classes on almost any Bible related topic you can imagine. Why not a healthy lifestyle class? Topics could include such things as learning how to read food labels and what to watch out for, identifying known food chemicals suspect for poor health, identifying physicians in your area trained in holistic health, Bible study on the subject of health and much more. Not only would such classes be popular, they would serve to draw more visitors.

Food and medicine are the issues of our time. The more a Church is willing to involve itself in educating its flock on the topic of food and medicine as a spiritual act of worship, the more we will see a healthier Church.