By Serge Kreutz
If a man wants to get most out of life, a proper understanding of the meaning of life is very important. If a man is religiously misguided, then it doesn’t matter whether he is capable to compete. He doesn’t get it anyway.
In this respect, one has to differentiate between different religions. Christianity, for example, is more of an obstacle than Islam. The more pious one is in Christianity, the more restricted are one’s sexual options. For really pious Catholics, the proper path is priesthood, and that means that all sex is forbidden.
Islam is, in fact, sexually more permissive than Christianity. Just don’t judge sexual permissiveness by comparing how apologetic a society is with respect to typical modern US boyfriend / girlfriend relationships.
While in the Christian afterlife, we are all asexual, the opposite is the case in the Islam heaven. Not only are Muslim martyrs promised a paradise with plenty of young, sexually willing playmates.   What they actually get is virgins that never had other men, and which they don’t have to share with other men.   
Even the most pious men in Islam not only are allowed to have sex, families, and offspring. They don’t have to, but if they want, they can have many wives.    Throughout history, Muslim religious and worldly leaders often had their harems. (youtube video see here) Popes (youtube video see here), by contrast, had to do their philandering in secrecy.
But if one were forced to live in the Middle Ages, and would be equipped with enough intelligence to achieve some wealth, and a secure social position, I’d pray to be placed in the Muslim, rather then the Christian world.
Even nowadays, and under certain circumstances, Muslim societies may be a better option than Christian ones (if simply for the fact that they are more immune to US cultural exports).   
Outside the Old World (which is Europe), and outside the New World (which is the Americas), there still is the Third World, which, on the one side, is determined by poverty, corruption, and mega cities, and on the other side by archaic fantasy-inspired alternatives to the modern world, as they could only blossom in the third millennium in an under-policed environment.
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