August 25, 2009

Megan Fox on Exorcizing the Demons of Her Pentecostal Upbringing

[Yet another celebrity reveals the perils of growing up in a false form of christianity and the psychological damage that comes with it. Because of its total reconstruction of the understanding of sin and the passions, every form of false christianity tends to usually have an extreme view of sex by either tarnishing it as bad or reactively exalting it as holy. The first often leads youth to rebellion and atheism while the latter leads to delusion. The more balanced Orthodox approach of treating sex as a blessing from God that ought to be respected and properly used and should not be over-indulged in even within the marriage context alone allows for proper psychological health in these issues. - J.S.]

Megan Fox Needed Help Getting Over Sex Demons

August 24, 2009

Transformers star Megan Fox has had therapy to help her get over the sex demons that have tormented her since she was young. Megan, 23, blames her insecurities and attitude to sex on her religious upbringing.

She told British newspaper the Daily Star Sunday: "I was raised Pentecostal, which is one of the most extreme denominations of Christianity that exists. Everything is evil and wrong and will send you to hell." She added: "So I had lots of talks about how sex was evil, sex was bad." Megan, who recently posed as a nun to promote her film How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, openly rebelled as she questioned the beliefs she was taught at her religious school in Florida. She said: "I fought against everything I was ever taught or told and that just created more of a monster when I was a teenager." She added: "I don't ever feel sexy in small clothes. I always feel really insecure. I don't like wearing make-up." Her role in the new film Jennifer's Body, which hits UK cinemas on November 6 [September 18th in the U.S.], has helped to increase her confidence. In the movie Megan plays a man-eating teenager who is possessed by a sex-mad spirit. She said: "I get to exercise my demons through her. She has really deep, unfriendly insecurities which I can relate to."