I really want to ask about this because it has affected my life.
I struggle with sexuality a lot, and currently the only solution I see is to be asexual physcially.
I read talk about Platonic touch.
I had plenty of Platonic touch with my mother, father and brother growing up, but none with my peers.
I don't know whether people consider the Shaolin temple to be practicing child abuse, whether asexuality is a form of abuse in itself, I do not judge. The Chinese Abbott of the official branch of the Shaolin temple which I attended for a while, married an English woman and had a child, he was demoted from his position of Abbott by his own Abbott in China, but not forced to resign, but I am gossiping here, and it is really none of my business.
I am told that in Cuba before Columbus, children were sufficiently advanced to be physically sexual with one another naturally, perhaps this is the origin of the unnatural child abuse within the Catholic Church.
Karma and love.
Karma is what allows us to love, to unite with someone else, but it is also what separates us, leads us to hell.
In my own case, I believe it was the contradictions of karma from two sources, those of my parents who came from different parts of the globe, that led me to being so sexually inadequate.
I really feel that I was sexually abused by society, and this is the grudge that somebody mentioned lies at the root of my problems.
I was brought up to reject Christianity, yet somehow I ended up taking on all the sins of my surroundings.
I do not claim to be a saint, and certainly not Christ himself, yet to follow their example was unconsciously instilled in me.
Perhaps this is why I turned to Taoism before Islam.
The Bible doesn't reject sexual union, indeed it actually celebrates it, but I have barely glanced at scripture.
Taoism, being based on the tai ji symbol seems to acknowledge sexual union as the fundamental driving force of nature, thus being much closer to the scientific traditions that I was brought up with. But this is probably an illusion. All that I know of Taoism has come to me via England and the U.S., including the works of authentic Chinese masters who have settled here.
Islam was the only thing that fully allowed me to have sex and I am still grateful to it for that.
So can one have sex and practice universal love at the same time.
There are no absolutes.
Education I believe is child abuse if forced on the child, that is why I hold a grudge against those that educated me in sex.