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Today’s Question by the reader : Pholthep

Author: Paulo Coelho

From my understanding of reading all of your books, you believe that sex is some type of a gateway to God, sex is not a sin, sex is encouraged, etc. But also, you have written in your books that Jesus was ‘conceived without sin’, I know that it’s from the bible, but doesn’t that also suggest that sex is sinful?

Sex is never sinful as long as people are treated with dignity and the moment is apprehended in its sacrality. Concerning the “immaculate conception” – it is metaphor, a symbol that expresses the embodiment of God in our material world. The fact that Jesus was “conceived without sin” refers to God’s untainted descent to our world.

Sex is this sense – refers to our material descent. Unlike Christ’s.

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