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My top ten fears

Jack Miles, 62, is senior fellow with the Pacific Council on International Policy and author of Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God (Heinemann).

By Elena Lappin   October 2004

10 The last orgasm. A childhood friend told me that every male is given a certain number of orgasms, and each one that you waste by masturbating is one less that you will be able to enjoy. I have never been able to shake that off. Orgasm seems to me like rebooting a computer; the thought that I might lose the possibility of starting all over again is frightening.

9 Imprisonment. As civil liberties have become endangered by the Patriot Act in my country, I find myself thinking about freedom. I fear the loss of all that I am at…

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