They're Pushing Jesus Again...

...tuning into Christian radio, which seems to be our only spiritual education here in the West, mainly for a reprieve from the concerns of the material, financial world.  Have always had difficulty with the concept of blood sacrifice so that others achieve some benefit, love, eternal life, etc.  Why can't we ALL live?  My brother died, and, while I do feel stronger since I watched him die, part of me, arguably the best, sweetest part, died too.  There was no benefit.  It only left behind a void, and pain.
And I have a problem with the Christian concept of denying all flesh cravings to achieve spiritual nirvana.  It could be argued that the spirit can be attained THROUGH the desires of the flesh.  While there is no peace in a bottle of liquor or controlled substance, there is much peace in the merging of the flesh, sex.  It cools, tranquilifies.  Obviously, the issue is monogamy.  Sex should be enjoyed in a monogamous, committed relationship, marriage.  Denying physical flesh cravings means denying the deepest part of the spirit.  Again, there is no benefit from this.  There is only the barren, parched earth and a dead spirit.  I will delve into the teachings of Buddhism and the far East for further enlightenment. 
A brief stint into Chinese philosophy reveals a very Imperial people, which explains a great many things about my lady-friend, who lived in the neighboring country to China, Vietnam, and who is a worker-bee, to attain material wealth.  Further exploration into Eastern philosophy will follow...