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People are constantly judged for their sexual choices, their frequency of sexual activity, their selection of partners, and their decisions regarding birth control, and much of this judgment stems from the element of culture perhaps most preoccupied with sex: religion. Focusing principally on Christianity, What the Bible Really Does (and Doesn't Say) about Sex examines the arguments religious moralizers and sanctimonious politicians make to condone or condemn certain sexual practices and lifestyles. But do they even get it right? What does scripture really say about the how, when, why, and with whom of sex? Is homosexuality really an abomination? Is abortion murder? Is premarital sex a sin?
The answers may surprise you: the Bible does not always make the claims those who cite it say it does. In fact, the Bible often says nothing at all about many of the practices and lifestyles the faithful argue so vociferously for, or against. By setting the record straight with regard to what the Bible does and does not say about what people do behind closed doors, this book offers highly compelling arguments for those who want to keep religion and government off their bodies and out of their bedrooms.
Matthew O'Neil appears to do a great job teaching on what the Bible actually says. His exposition and interpretation is very sound. His liberal bias shows the entire time though. The book should really be titled, "What the Bible really does (and doesn't) say about sex from the Liberal perspective". He offers his opinions a bit too often, and gives statistics from blatantly biased sources. He almost spends too much time talking about where we are now in America, and not enough time teaching on what the Bible actually says, which is a shame, because he is good at that. He also speaks incredibly quickly while he reads. It is as if he is rushing through the book, which makes it difficult to follow. If you want solid teaching on what the Bible says, with a strong biased opinion being offered on what that means now, then this is your book.