From Latin luxuria, the lust is the messy and unlimited appetite for carnal pleasures . The term is usually associated with uncontrollable sexual desire, although, in reality, it also allows you to refer to the excess or too much of other things. Lust is linked to the lust , which is the inability to control libido.
The religions They usually condemn lust. For him Catholicism , lust is a capital sin , Meanwhile he Hinduism He points it out as one of the five evils. Religion, in general, considers that sexual desire in itself is lustful, beyond its belonging or not to the field of obsession . The moral condemnation of lust is linked, for example, to the prohibition of sexual relations outside of marriage.
Lust is related, in other words, to possessive thoughts about another person . When this type of obsessions reaches a pathological extreme, it can generate sexual compulsions, abuses and rapes.
A theological principle affirms that the source of love is always God ; by loving God, you can love all human beings. When there is no love for God, on the other hand, there is no love for other people. Lust appears when trying to possess the other subject to obtain love, outside of God. It is, therefore, a dehumanization of the loved one.
The religious response against lust is the love of God and the recognition of the other being as an object of divine creation. Love of neighbor, therefore, is always love of God.