Why does the pope swear abstinence?

Why does the pope and other religious people see sex as a sinful act which should be avoided. I mean sex is one of the very few things that make people feel great, and is still healthy. For example drugs, and most good tasting foods (MCdonalds, although I know thats down to opinoion), driving fast (thrills etc) are... show more Why does the pope and other religious people see sex as a sinful act which should be avoided. I mean sex is one of the very few things that make people feel great, and is still healthy. For example drugs, and most good tasting foods (MCdonalds, although I know thats down to opinoion), driving fast (thrills etc) are all bad for you, but sex feels great and helps burn calories and can also help to reduce body pains. So why does the pope think that one of the few things god put on this earth which are actully good for you, is a bad thing?
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