Why does every religious person say masturbation is a sin when there's noting written about it in the Bible and why would it be a sin if God designed me like this (so I have cravings) and also God gave me the possibility of pleasure? Answer this
Sin doesn’t exist....it’s a religious construct! Whether the bible mentions it or not is immaterial and no point in wondering about a god who doesn’t exist either. The reason religions frown on it is because they use it as a means of exercising control. All religions are obsessed with sex and sexual practices....the insistence that priests in the Catholic Church are celibate is just another example of control, even of their own clergy. Repressed sexuality is probably what caused so many of them to molest children,...better that they engaged in masturbation than that.
Im surprised no one got this one yet. Masturbation is a sin from a biblical basis based on the story of Onan. He was supposed to marry his brothers wife to give her children after his brother died, instead he spilled his seed on the ground and disobeyed god. So short answer: because a lot of early jewish law was designed to make sure they multiplied and some guy decided fucking his brothers widow was too creepy.
This only explains why they would think that male masturbation is a sin though, and when they discourage women from doing it its probably more about not harboring any lustful or impure thoughts, or similarly saying youre not allowed to cum unless youre trying to make more christian soldiers. Thats your one n only reward for doing so and if you discovered and took control of your own sexuality we’d have nothing left to hold over you.
So yeah in short who cares? But since you asked thats more or less where it came from. Pun intended.
Sorry but I did not realize agnostics believed in sin. You truly seem concerned about this. I'm hoping you are not riddled with guilt and shame. The answer is simple. Remove the word sin from your entire life. The condition of sin is a construct of human clerics designed to be imposed on ignorant populations as a tool for maintaining their submission and intensify the clerics power.
Bible belt churches attract the biggest sinners in town! They are conditioned to believe that as long as they attend church, twice on Sunday, once on Wednesday, and allow themselves to be 'shaken down' three times per service, they will still get 'front-row' seats in heaven!
The "sin" of masturbation is from The book of genesis 38:9 . And actually describes the pulling out method of birth control. God killed Er because he was wicked then Er's dad told Onan to impregnate Er's widow. Onan didn't want to so he jerked off. This pissed off god so he killed Onan too. Then the whole thing gets even weirder when The widow dresses up like a hooker and Er screws her and gets her pregnant without knowing it was her. The whole thing is one convoluted mess of bullshit that religious people don't bother to read. I found that the more I read the bible the less I worried about sin because the whole story never makes sense in a normal fashion. Personally I feel that the pursuit of pleasure is the reason we are here and to not take advantage of an opportunity to enjoy ones life is a waste of time.
Sin is an imaginary product sold to you by unscrupulous charlatans so they can turn around and sell you their equally imaginary forgiveness from an unseen and unseeable entity that cannot speak directly to you at the simple cost of your soul. It's a scam. Period.