Psychology & Theology
The Idea Of Psychosexuation ( Horaosexuation & Haptosexuation)
There is a very close relationship between Theology and Psychology. Psychology is the study of mind and behaviors of an organism and changing behaviors. Theology is study about God and changing organisms behaviors to be in line with God. Psychology focuses on changing behaviors of organisms to the one accepted by the community. Theology focuses on changing behaviors of organisms to the one accepted by God. Both accepts that prayers are mode of healing and interventions.
From Theology back ground, Jesus said in Matthew 5:27-28 that If you look at a woman lustfully, you have already committed fornication with her. Hence sins starts from mind. On Psychology background, anything that you see is sent to the brain especially in the occipital lobe and the signals are sent back which must have an impact on human. For example if you see a lion, you may start shaking right? Hence anything you see is passed through your eyes to the brain and must have or lead to a response especially physically or emotionally or must have an impact on your whole body. Another example is if you watch pornography, the images you see are passed through the eyes, retina, optic nerve, thalamus and then projected to the occipital lobe. Then these signals are sent back to the eyes as a response. The dopamine (pleasure neurotransmitter) is released. The effects on the body will be arousal, lust, etc. So when Jesus said that If you look at a woman lustfully, you have already committed fornication with her, He was 100% true as He is the author of the human brain and He knows all that happens in a human mind.
One thing I would wish to add here is the idea of Horaosexuation vs. Haptosexuation (Psychosexuation) as I will discuss in the next page...>
Psychosexuation (a word made of a Greek word 'psyche' which is 'mind' and sexuation derived from English word 'sex') is a sexually related process of events which takes place in the 'brain/mind' when one is exposed into different situations, conditions, or places. It is of two types; horaosexuation and haptosexuation. Horaosexuation (a noun) is a process or technique in man’s mind that implies that men get sexually aroused by sight. The word ‘horaosexual’ (adjective) I derived it from two words; 'horao' which is a Greek word for ‘seeing’ or ‘sight’ and the second word 'sexual' which is an English word derived from 'sex' or 'intercourse.' Hence horaosexuation means a process or method or a way of arousing someone through sight. Horaosexual mind implies that men’s minds are sexually excited/aroused through sight. For example if a man sees a nude woman he may get aroused and be influenced or being forced to be in bed with that woman immediately.
This is vice versa to women. For them to get sexually excited or aroused they have to go through the second type of psychosexuation called haptosexuation process. Haptosexual (adjective) is also another word which I derived from two words ‘haptomai’ which is a Greek word for ‘touch’ or ‘lay hold’ and the second English word 'sexual' which is derived from 'sex' or intercourse. Haptosexuation hence refers to a process or method of getting or acquiring sexual desires through touch. A woman will get aroused when she is caressed especially in the private parts like breasts. Hence man’s mind is different to woman mind especially in the way it reacts to different environments.
And, therefore, this is the only area a woman seems to dominate a man. That a woman can drive a man to arousal or seduction by sight but a man cannot do vice versa. A nude woman can arouse a man’s sexual desires but a naked man cannot do so to a woman. Hence woman's mind is sexually dominant while man's mind is sexually recessive in nature. If the woman mind is 100% similar in structure and functions to that of a man, both would be wearing tights clothes, lipsticks, and high hill shoes and walk comfortably in the road and should react similarly especially when exposed to nudity. They would all be behaving similarly in everything. A man would also seduce a woman by wearing a miniskirt or a tight jean and walk in streets. But the fact seen in their differences in brain structure, functions and behavior supports that they differ in; ratiocination, reputable thinking (GIT), and sexually oriented mental processes.
Hence coming back to Theology background (bible), Jesus said in Matthew 5:27-28 that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully, has already committed adultery with her," primarily, Jesus was referring to men looking at women just as Jesus stated (look at the word woman in his words Matthew 5:28) ) as above verse as Jesus exactly knows that men's mind are horaosexual in nature.
Now let's see a practical example from the bible in 2 Samuel 11:2 about King David. King David, from the roof of his palace, saw Bathsheba taking bath. This sight taken to his brain, led to psychosexuation (horaosexuation) which led him committing adultery with that woman (Bathsheba) physically and even murder of her husband Uriah. Now you can see the practical effects of horaosexuation in men. If not controlled it may lead to a bigger sin like, raping, fornication, adultery, premarital sex, extramarital sex, murder etc. To David, due to lack of wisdom and lack of self control, horaosexuation led him to committing adultery with someone else wife and in addition murdering her husband. I.e. 2 more sins were added. And, therefore, Jesus was 100% correct when He said in Matthew 5:27-28 that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully, has already committed adultery with her since sins begins from minds.
The final thing I wish to mention here as both Theologian and Psychologist is that, Jesus knows human mind very well. He is the one who created both man and woman in the Garden of Eden. But remember when these two; Adam and Eve, living nude was before sin entered into this world not after. Men should, therefore, be very careful especially when they see women in tight clothes, miniskirts or walking on streets almost nude. Kindly take Jesus precaution it's not my precaution.
On the other side, women, should learn deeply about the differences in men's compared to women's brains in structure, functions and behaviors or responses. I don't say this to be against women but after conducting my research globally I have seen and heard many tragedies taking place like rape cases and hence I look at the world as both Theologian and Psychologist and look at ways we all can change this world infidelity in marriages, adultery, rape cases, etc. Kindly women need to dress in a way that cant lead to horaosexuation to men. Wear, loose clothes, long dresses which covers the whole body especially, the breasts, and the whole thighs. This can reduce many tragedies happening today like rape and infidelities.
Horaosexuation is what is even leading more into rape cases no wonder there are more men rapists than women.
Note that horaosexuation may also take place in pornography which may lead to fornication or adultery through sight.
Another thing is, though Jesus primarily was referring to men in Mat. 5:28, women may also indulge into lust especially when watching pornography. And, therefore, even women need to be careful in this case as the verse can apply to them too.
Hence sins start from mind. Jesus knows this and He said it in Matthew 5:28 and as both Theologian and Psychologist after going into deep study of both genders' brains and behaviors have found Jesus' words in this verse 100% true. And hence, after studying both fields; Theology and Psychology found them moving hand in hand.
Therefore, take care of your mind in whatever you select to watch, listen, and in all ways most of all to GLORIFY God with whatever you watch, see and above all your MIND and everything.
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May God Bless You.
John Zedgenbroth Joe
Joe John Zedgenbroth (2014). "Woman's Mind Innermost Hidden Secrets" USA: Createspace.