Some inside info on saints/religions...

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Some inside info on saints/religions...

According to certain rabbinical interpretations, Adam had sex with animals.

The passage of the bible that discourages masturbation is Genesis 38:7-11, which is (a) story about when Judah's son, Er, died childless and his brother, Onan, was required to impregnate Er's widow. During sex, Onan withdrew and "spilled his seed," which displeased God, who eventually killed him. Onanism means "male masturbation" and "coitus interruptus."

The prophet Hosea was commanded to marry a prostitute because Israel, herself, hath committed great whoredom.

David, king of Israel, had an affair with Bathsheba, an other man's wife, and had the man sent off to battle to die so her could marry her himself.

According to Jewish law (the Mishnah), laborers were advised to have intercourse with their wives twice a week. As drivers, on the other hand, were directed to do it once a week. By the way, the unemployed were directed to do it every day.

From the 6th until 11th century, the church treated homosexuals no more harshly than couples who practiced contraception. The early Christian church was also more permissive toward abortion than contraception and more permissive toward homosexuality than masturbation.

Henry I of England charged a tax to ecclesiastics who abandoned celibacy. The practice began in 1129.

At the time of the Reformation, there were 100,000 prostitutes were there in England.

In the 10th century, it was ruled that a cleric who experienced a wet dream would have to sing 7 prescribed penitential psalms right after the fact and in the morning sing 30 more.

The celibacy requirement for priesthood adopted by the Lateran Council in 1215.

St. Augustine had a concubine to whom he was faithful for 15 years. He said that his youth "boiled over in fornication." He also epitomized a general feeling among church fathers that the act of intercourse was fundamentally disgusting.

St. Jerome said that full grown virgin women should never bathe and should be ashamed of their bodies.

St. Tertullian called women "the devil's gateway ... on account of you, even the son of God had to die."

St. Boniface is the saint that one should invoke in cases of sodomy.


From:  Mister Smarty Pant's Sexual knowledge

“A meritocratic society is one in which inequalities of wealth and social position solely reflect the unequal distribution of merit or skills amongst human beings, or are based upon factors beyond human control, for example luck or chance. Such a society is socially just because individuals are judged not by their gender, the colour of their skin or their religion, but according to their talents and willingness to work, or on what Martin Luther King called 'the content of their character'. By extension, social equality is unjust because it treats unequal individuals equally.” "Political Ideologies" by Andrew Heywood (2003)