Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
It was just a joke. But there is a point in it.
People are different. Some have higher sex drives than others. Religion does humanity a disservice by insisting that we all behave as if we are the same.
This is a very wide generalization BigDoggProblem.
And it is a bit self refuting one. You are doing much the same thing by insisting everyone agree with your opinion here.
You are wanting everyone
to agree with your outlook.
So its is somewhat self refuting to lump all religion as wanting to make everyone the same.
Oddly, it also promotes an extreme skepticism of the human race. "You cannot be trusted to manage your own sexuality responsibly!" - it chides. "You might make a hash of it - so the best thing to do is repress your sexuality or at least limit it to a single method of practice that is the least likely to cause harm!"
I am not doubting that many people can find happiness in a committed, monogamous relationship. I know many people who do [or at least, if they are cheating, they have fooled everyone]. But, what a great loss to people who can responsibly enjoy sex outside of marriage that the stony-faced rule-makers feel compelled to take that away from them.
Some religions would encourage multiple partners.
Mormonism is a religious belief which has a branch which thinks it is a man's sacred duty to have more than one wife.
Multiple sexual partners of the married is not just a concern of the "religious."
So generalizations don't go too far. And I am pretty sure some atheists would knock your jaw out of joint for messing with their marriage partner as well. And they aren't "religious".
Some secular laws have concerns for infidelity.
Some nonreligious health workers have concerns about it as well.