"As one who is in the Lord Jesus, I am fully convinced that no food is unclean in itself. But if anyone regard something as unclean, then for him it is unclean." Paul (Romans, 14:14)
When Paul of Tarsus wrote this observation to the Romans, he was referring to the nourishment that at that time created harsh discussions between the Gentiles and the Jews.
As time went by, food ceased to awaken dangerous discussions; however, we can use the argument and project it on other sectors of false opinions.
Let us refer for instance, to sex. No other area of activity on earth suffers greater treachery. Profoundly blind of spirit the individual in general, fails to discover in it one of the most sublime motives for his existence. The most exquisite achievement in the planetary struggle is the uniting of the souls for motherhood and fatherhood, the creation and the reproduction of the forms, the extension of life, and beautiful stimulus for work and for regeneration were made possible by the Father to His children by means of the sexual emotions; however, the individuals spoil and lessen the "saintly place," populating its altars with the phantoms of excesses.
Sex established the home and created the name of mother; but, human selfishness exchanged it for absurd animalistic experiences, thereby initiating cruel trials for itself.
The Father offered a sanctuary to His sons; however, their lack of comprehension constituted an offering on their part. It is due to this that painful and distressing romances have existed in all Continents on Earth.
And still, in spite of being submerged in deplorable deviations, the individuals ask for sexual education, insisting on programs, which could be useful, but only, when the saintly notion of the divinity of the creative power is spread throughout. As long as filth still remains in the heart of he who analyzes or in the heart of he who teaches, the methods will not be other than the same lewdness.
XAVIER, Francisco Cândido. Our Daily Bread. By the Spirit Emmanuel. Spititist Alliance for Books, 2003. Chapter 94.