pardon the interruption illuminara, (ugh, gotta stop watching espn)
just wanted to comment on your quote:
"If you are a believer in the Bible, man's made in God's image. This is a marvelous and awe-inspiring thing. But there are also cravings and biological-wirings that are akin to the animals, ie. sex, procreation, hunting, survival, that we cannot escape from. And the Bible also has something to say on that, that the body of flesh and the renewed divine mental spirit are at constant war with each other (see Romans)."
this passage in romans, i believe, actually refers to inherited imperfection (from adam & eve) warring against the desire to do what's right in god's eyes - which we can't do perfectly even tho the desire may be there.
man being made in god's image was way before imperfection was introduced by our intrepid ancestors, so therefore imperfection reflects a straying from the divine.
wasn't quite sure if your comment "cravings and biological-wirings that are akin to the animals, ie. sex, procreation, hunting, survival" was inferring that imperfection reflects the divine.