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"Read this book. Whether you are a believer, doubter, or atheist, religion influences your sexuality. Darrel Ray removes our blinders. Never again will you view religion as benign in its effects. With patience, verve, and overwhelming evidence he makes the case that religion is an STD, a sexually tarnishing disease. Religion undermines our capacities for romance, love, sex, intimacy, and parenting. Sex and God, not the Gideon Bible, needs to be in every hotel room."
--J. Anderson Thomson, Jr., M.D., University of Virginia, psychiatrist, author, Why We Believe In God(s): A Concise Guide to the Science of Faith
"The gods seem to have a perverse obsession with the sex lives of mere mortals. In this comprehensive, sharply written survey, Darrel Ray takes us on a tour of the millennia-long religious crusades against guilt-free human sexual expression. I enjoyed this book. It's a fascinating, informative read."
--Christopher Ryan, Ph.D., co-author of Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality
"When it comes to hurtful hypocrisy, it appears that religion and sex may well take the cake. How appropriate therefore - and how courageous - that Darrel Ray has written Sex and God, a powerful debunking of one of the deepest yet rarely examined mythic connections of all time. Give Sex and God a try ... and then drop one of them (I'll leave it up to you to decide which!)."
--David P. Barash, professor of psychology, University of Washington, and author, most recently, of Homo Mysterious: evolutionary mysteries of human nature
"Dr. Ray poignantly applies both the facts and common sense to two of society's greatest untouchables: sex and religion. Approach this book with an open mind and you will find Sex and God puts sexual power back where it belongs: with you!"
--Laci Green, host of Sex+, youtube.com/lacigreen
Dr. Darrel Ray is a psychologist and student of religion and sexuality. His third book, The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture was a best seller and changed the way many people look at religion.
This book offers absolutely no questions or answers. The author makes redundant claims over and over again without sufficient evidence to prove his point. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kay
Fantastic eye opening boom on how religion destroys what it is to be humanPublished 2 months ago by jeremy collins
As an old man brought up as a practising Catholic, I can say that Darrel Ray's rationale certainly makes sense. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Simply a must-read for all intelligent people who want to understand the history and psychodynamics behind the huge 'God versus Sex' fall-out. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Dr RJW.
Dr. Ray's book, "Sex and God" literally says it all about the destructive relationship between sex and religions' pernicious influences on this most basic human impulse. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Seeker of Truth
Religious guilt ruins sex. We all knew that. Still, it's pretty well written.Published 6 months ago by Lillian A. Anderson
Here at last is the book I wish I'd had when I was about 20, and my sexuality was colliding forcefully and messily with my family's devout Catholicism. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Felicia Jordan
This is an outstanding book and makes one consider the effect religion has on their beliefs...even if they're not religious. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Incredibly eye opening as it exposes the obvious - the use of sex as a tool of control by and for religion. Read morePublished 7 months ago by MJ