Hello @Sainbury, the Catholic celibacy topic is a very interesting one but it is not the topic of this thread, so we should refocus again in sexual energy.
But I will make a brief comment about that topic:
It is true that each person interested in being a priest will be interested by different reasons and not only by celibacy (unlike monks, nuns and hermits).
Today's catholic church has a lot of entropy, and I think that the main problem was Vatican Council II, when they drop tradition and embraced a lot of new ideas, discipline was lost and they began to talk only about love
. Without discipline, chaos reigns.
Also, Priesthood is one of the 7 sacraments, and not a vow (like poverty, chastity, silence, etc...)
I think that, independently of our intention, losing semen may have a bad effect upon our ability to connect with LCS as well as our physical health.
This is a belief. And the more you believe it the more it will be true for you.
My statement is not a belief, nor is knowledge. It is simple an idea, a piece of information, that can be true or false. If an idea is true, it can be either believed or know it by people; if the idea is false, it can only be believed by people. What differentiates believing from knowing is the amount of certainty that you have: if you have more ideas to support your first idea, then you have more certainty.
Now, when you say that "this is a belief" what you are trying to say is one of these two things:
- It is true, but I don't really know that is true.
It is false, and I believe is true.
I suppose is the second. But as I know
that my idea is true
, I say that your statement that my statement is a belief is a false idea that you believe is true. Therefore I am right and you are wrong (lol).
But let be serious: @Sainbury, do not believe what I say, nor disbelieve it. Be open minded and be skeptic. If you think that what I say may have some value, experiment with it. Maybe it improve even more your capacity to experience LCS.
What if semen
has a relation with consciousness as important as sugar
? I suppose that if you don't deny Tom Campbell's affirmation that sugar intake can affect our consciousness is because either you have tried Tom's advice and quit sugar (and you have experience the benefits) or either because you believe that his idea is true.