Originally Posted by moonlite
My belief system doesn't assume that in every pleasure evil is hidden. And of course you are right - it would be rather stupid to avoid any activity that leads to the release of natural drugs. Then you would become inactive! And even writing/reading this forum would not be allowed (something must be released during that - I can feel it
) But there is a question - what's the point of any pleasure? Is there any hierarchy of pleasures? If there is then maybe striving for any lower pleasure robs you off pleasure of higher type? Simply because your time is finite and doing one thing you are not doing the other?
For me to understand what you're talking about here, you'd have to explain between "higher and lower" pleasures to a nasty old skeptical atheist like me... Why is anything that feels good physically considered a "lower" pleasure? Why can't physical and mental/spiritual ever seem to go hand in hand when it comes to societies rooted in either Christianity or Islam?