In his commentary below Human Rights lawyer Hilaire Sobers sees religion , and in the context of Jamaica, Christianity as a treat to Human Rights as religion imposes its morality on societies.
As a secularist, i.e one who holds the view that religion should have no place in public affairs, Mr. Sobers holds that the human brain is the source of moral direction.
He is critical of the fact that “Jamaican law criminalises certain private sexual acts done by consenting adults, even as we claim to uphold a right to privacy and equality under the law”.
Some of these acts include Scat, farming, fisting, felching, rimming, chariot racing which no doubt arose from the human brain.
One is left to wonder if Mr. Sobers is able to distinguish between human rights on the one hand and anarchy and depravity on the other.
Mr. Sobers’ analysis also raises concerns about whether the Inter American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), where Mr. Sobers has been employed since 2004 , is able to make this distinction.
Rev Earl Thames exposed Mr. Sobers’ folly in a letter written to the Gleaner after Mr. Sobers addressed rights and religion at a forum at the Norman Manley Law school in 2012.
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- dirty (as in ‘into dirty’)
- on the left (wants to dump on you)
- on the right (wants to be dumped on).
What is scat?
Scat involves playing with shit, smearing it on your or his body, and sometimes eating it. It can also mean just getting off on seeing another guy dump his load.
‘Farming’ is taking shit from public toilets to play with.
What’s the attraction?
Taboos around cleanliness couldn’t be more powerfully broken by shit play: it’s everything we’ve been told not to do since childhood.
Men can be drawn to scat precisely because it provokes such a strong negative reaction in others. Lovers of scat might get a kick from stepping over what for most people is the line between what’s OK and what’s too extreme. Scat is perhaps the ultimate in sex without limits or inhibitions.
Privately we’re often fascinated by our own bowel movements and excrement. Scat lets men explore and share this interest and enjoy a special bond with other lovers of shit.
For scat fans shit can excite all the senses with its warmth, texture, smell, colour and possibly taste. Just like contact with the intimate body fluids of cum, spit or piss, sex involving shit can be a sign of intense closeness as someone is offering something that’s come from deep inside them. And in an intense power play scene, nothing is more symbolic of degradation, humiliation and control than exposure to faeces.
Reason And Faith Are Like Oil And Water
Published: Tuesday | February 5, 2013Comments 0
Hilaire Sobers, Guest Columnist
In his column ‘An unexamined life is not worth living’ (Gleaner, February 1, 2013),Peter Espeut contends, “The greatest enemies of true religion are apathy, sloppy reasoning, and dishonesty.” I wouldn’t accuse Peter of being apathetic to religion. However, his column was a model of the sort of sloppy reasoning that I’ve come to expect from Christian apologists. So perhaps in that regard, “sloppy reasoning and dishonesty” are actually the allies of religion.
Peter claims that it is “all the fashion to attack religion, and Christianity in particular”. Apart from citing positions supposedly adopted by natural and social scientists, he claims that others attack Christianity out of discomfort with its “ethical demands”. This discomfort, he asserts, leads such persons “to discredit Christianity in order to legitimise their lifestyles”.
First, Christianity doesn’t need anybody to discredit it – it does a superior job all on its own. Second, the “ethical demands” go beyond simply proselytising; they seek and find political expression in laws that have the effect of imposing Christian beliefs on all individuals, whether they subscribe to Christianity or not.
This is demonstrated by the following: 1) Jamaican law continues to criminalise blasphemy and obeah, even though we claim to uphold the principle of freedom of religion; 2) Jamaican law criminalises certain private sexual acts done by consenting adults, even as we claim to uphold a right to privacy and equality under the law; 3) Jamaican law imposes a Christian notion of marriage, even in a country with several groups of non-Christians.
Christianity, given its totalitarian outlook, is the antithesis of human rights and liberal democracy. This is the principal basis upon which many secularists, including me, attack religion, and more particularly, Christianity. Objection to Christian tyranny is not about legitimising lifestyles; it’s about combating an institution (religion) that is more interested in imposing its own brand of morality than in protecting the inherent dignity and rights of all.
Contrary to Peter’s claim, it’s not true religion that leads to liberation of people; it’s respect for their human rights that does. That’s what the Enlightenment project was, and continues to be all about – ensuring that we do not return to that period when religion was in the ascendancy – the Dark Ages.
I’m rather amused by Peter’s tortured treatment of science and religion. For him, science is incapable of refuting the existence of God, contending that “positivist or empirical sciences accept as data only those phenomena which can be observed and measured”.
He goes on to say, “By definition, God is a spirit, not detectable by the human senses or scientific instruments.” This, of course, raises the obvious question: If God is not detectable by the human senses or scientific instruments, on what basis can Peter (a human, I presume) claim any knowledge of God’s existence?
According to Peter, belief in the existence of God is a matter of faith, not science. If God exists as a matter of faith, and not science, does that not mean that Santa Claus, Thor, Zeus, and Mithra also exist as a matter of “faith”?
What Peter seems not to appreciate is that faith and knowledge are not one and the same – this is demonstrated most egregiously in his claim that theology is “queen of the sciences”. Theology, given its faith foundation, is more a branch of mythology than science. Atheism is simply lack of belief in a deity. To say that atheism has the characteristics of a religion is as fatuous as claiming that not collecting stamps has the characteristic of a hobby.
Peter complains that many people who enter this debate ” are not rigorous enough in their arguments”, and “have only a passing acquaintance with religion, or a shallow understanding of science”. Given Peter’s command of religion, my parting shot would be “two out of three ain’t bad “.
Hilaire Sobers is an attorney-at-law. Email feedback to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Human Rights Born Of Christianity
Published: Saturday | March 17, 20128 Comments
THE EDITOR, Sir:
I wish to congratulate Daniel Thwaites for his excellent article, ‘The Christian root of human rights’ published on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, which showed up the folly of Hilaire Sobers, who had the privilege of addressing the Public Law Forum at the Norman Manley Law School recently.
In direct opposition to Mr Sobers attempt to break the link between human rights and religion, Mr Thwaites showed that human rights assume the moral imperatives of religion, especially those of the Christian faith. However, I believe that Mr Thwaites could have gone further, as what is now being extolled as natural human rights owe their historical origin directly to Christianity.
taught by christ
The modern concept of human rights is the product of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the United Nations on December 10, 1948. But the United Nations is the product of the League of Nations, which was formed after the First World War. The main person who was responsible for the formation of the League of Nations was President Woodrow Wilson of the United States.
What was the motive for his advocacy for this body? He wanted to put the Sermon on the Mount taught by Jesus Christ into international relations. In other words, the root of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was the teaching of Jesus Christ.
It is sad to see intelligent persons trying to establish a philosophy not only on sand, but on quicksand.
The truth is that the theory of human rights has never rested on man’s humanity, but on man’s divinity. The basic premise of the original theories of human rights was that human beings were created “in the image and likeness of God”, and so had certain inalienable rights.
As merely advanced animals, human beings have no more rights than a cow, or a chimpanzee. God is essential for human rights. For them to be valid, therefore, human rights have to be thoroughly theocentric. One hopes that Mr Sobers’ philosophy will have no influence in Jamaica.
EARL THAMES (Rev)
Spaldings PO, Clarendon
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- on the left (wants to fist)
- on the right (wants to be fisted)
- round the neck (both gives and takes a fist).
What is fisting?
Fisting involves putting a hand, sometimes forearm, into another man’s arse, occasionally going up as far as the lower (sigmoid) colon. It doesn’t mean clenching your fist into a ball and pushing it into someone’s arse hole, which is usually not possible. Instead fingers are kept pointing straight and close together; a fist shape can be made once inside the arse.
Punch fucking is inserting a clenched fist in and out of the hole, like a cock pumps an arse. Due to the difficulties and potential dangers of doing this it’s best left to advanced fisters.
Double fisting means putting two hands inside the arse.
Piston fucking or jackhammering is when one man puts his dick and hand inside the other man’s arse, then wanks himself off inside the guy’s arse.
Chariot racing is when one fister fists two men (one hand in each arse).
The 2006 Gay Men’s Sex Survey found that in the previous 12 months 13% of men had fisted or been fisted. Fisting was almost twice as common as being fisted.
What’s the attraction?
Fisting fans call it the ultimate sexual experience, involving intense feelings of trust, intimacy and vulnerability. A guy being fisted is putting himself in the other man’s hands.
Fisting allows direct stimulation of the prostate (known as the ‘male’ G spot), the walnut shaped gland inside the arse where the base of the dick ends, below the belly button. Stroking it gives stronger orgasms. Manipulating the prostate triggers in the bottom the desire to piss, even with an empty bladder: this can be very pleasurable. A fister may be able to trigger an orgasm in the fistee, even though his cock is soft.
When the fister’s hand first enters the arse, the sensation is like being fucked by a large cock, but more powerful. Most cocks aren’t wide or long enough to do what a fist can: fill the rectum, prod the far side or go through the lower colon. So taking a hand is much more intense.
As the fister moves his hand deep inside, trying to get the best position to move through the sphincter of the lower (sigmoid) colon, the pulsating sensations coming from the fistee’s arse can become so strong that he can almost lose touch with the real world. When the fister finds the sphincter to the colon and moves his hand through it, the waves of pleasure can become even more intense. The pleasure centre is inside the body and this feeling is a real buzz for the fistee: he senses something moving within his body, not at the surface.
Some say the rhythmic pumping of a hand up and down and around inside the colon is bliss, that no other sexual sensation comes close. If the fistee can take the fister’s hand clenched into a fist – making it wider so it rubs more against the muscular wall of the colon – the sensations get even stronger. This shouldn’t be painful.
The pleasure can be so strong and come in such strong waves that a fistee might almost feel hypnotised. This is deep fisting, and a fistee only comes to this with time and patience. A man regularly fisted by the same guy can be played like a musical instrument by his top, which is where the top gets his pleasure.
When a man’s being fisted and experiencing the pleasure coming from his arse, he doesn’t think about his cock – it stays soft. Even if the fistee plays with it during fisting, it’s unlikely he’d get an erection unless he’s taken a drug like Viagra. The fistee’s mind is totally concentrated on his arse and the feelings coming from inside him.
The fist is a potent symbol of masculine strength. Taking one inside can represent an even more powerful act of penetration, domination and surrender than taking a cock. Fisters can see themselves as a select group of hardcore men marked out by an act that shocks and disturbs the more conventional and less sexually adventurous.
Fisting involves pushing your limits, and for some the feeling of a man reaching deep inside them can’t be beaten. A regular fuck with a cock just might not be fulfilling enough, especially if you want to feel your ring being stretched and your insides probed like never before.