Throughout the millennia of history, religion and government were one and the same.
It was not until the Protestant Reformation in the 15th Century AD that Martin Luther articulated a doctrine of the two kingdoms, marking the beginning of the modern conception of separation of church and state. This was first put into action by the American founders of the United States of America.
So setting aside our ethnocentric misconceptions and ignorance of history, we can only understand ancient reports on national identity by recognizing they always included submission to the national god’s rule and rules.
Every religious tradition has rules—spoken and unspoken—around sexuality, and sacred texts come into play as these rules are navigated in dating and marriage. What does your faith tradition really say about the meaning of our sexuality and sexual activity? What role does sex play in the life of the spirit?…
“Sermons from the Mound”, an unmistakable sexual play on words, describes the inevitable convergence of sex with any activity involving pagan gods / evil spirits. This is because sex provides high octane energy needed for the perpetuation of spirits disconnected from the Singularity.
“The Charge of the Goddess,” penned by Wiccan priestess Doreen Valiente (1922-1999), is a piece of liturgy so powerful that its influence has reached far outside Wicca into spiritual feminism, the sex-positive community, and contemporary Paganism as a whole. When used in ritual, the Charge is spoken by a priestess who is embodying the presence of the Goddess. She says:
And ye shall be free from slavery; and as a sign that ye are really free, ye shall be naked in your rites…
I just have to break in here and point out “as a sign that ye are really free ye shall be naked.” WHAT A LIE! My spirit and emotions are so hyper charged by this utterly outrageous distortion of reality I’m having trouble breathing and its a good thing I haven’t eaten yet this morning.
Hello!!! Sex trade??!! Try this on for a reality check, and I’m not linking to the website below for obvious reasons that I don’t want my computer flooded with offers to immerse myself in the filth that so many find themselves addicted to. Freedom? No. Bondage.
Slave market in the ancient world / Watch online https://www…….slave-market-in-the-ancient-world « gr8 scene …it is so satisfying to see the five naked female slaves chained together and being paraded in the slave market – completely stripped of all dignity » 0 +1 -1 MFANO 5 years ago. « Wow, what a divine [now there’s profanity for you] time. White sluts tied and for sold in all public how cattle. Wonderful. Would like to buy some sluts for me as female slaves and…
Keep this in mind as you continue reading te Adversary’s lies.
Romans did not think in terms of sexual orientation. Rather, sexuality was tied to ideas of masculinity, male domination, and the adoption of the Greek pursuit of beauty. “In the Roman mind, the strong took what they wanted to take. It was socially acceptable for a strong Roman male to have intercourse with men or women alike, provided he was the aggressor. It was looked down upon to play the female ‘receptive’ role in homosexual liaisons.”A real man dominated in the bedroom as he did on the battlefield. He would have sex with his slaves whether they were male or female; he would visit prostitutes; he would have homosexual encounters even while married; he would engage in pederasty (see below); even rape was generally acceptable as long as he only raped people of a lower status. “He was strong, muscular, and hard in both body and spirit. Society looked down on him only when he appeared weak or soft.” So Romans did not think of people as being oriented toward homosexuality or heterosexuality. Rather, they understood that a respectable man would express his dominance by having sex—consensual or forced—with men, women, and even children.
Roman Sexuality Accepted Pedophilia
The pursuit of beauty and the obsession with the masculine ideal led to the widespread practice of pederasty—a sexual relationship between an adult man and an adolescent boy. This had been a common feature of the Greek world and was adapted by the Romans who saw it as a natural expression of male privilege and domination. A Roman man would direct his sexual attention toward a slave boy or, at times, even a freeborn child, and would continue to do so until the boy reached puberty. These relationships were seen as an acceptable and even idealized form of love, the kind of love that expressed itself in poem, story, and song.
In the Roman world “a man’s wife was often seen as beneath him and less than him, but a sexual relationship with another male, boy or man, represented a higher form of intellectual love and engagement. It was a man joining with that which was his equal and who could therefore share experiences and ideas with him in a way he could not with a woman.” Pederasty—pedophilia—was understood to be good and acceptable.
Roman Sexuality Had a Low View of Womanhood
Women were not generally held in high regard in Roman culture. “Women were often seen as weak physically and mentally. They were inferior to men and existed to serve the men as little more than slaves at times.” A woman’s value was largely in her ability to bear children and if she could not do so, she was quickly cast off. Because lifespans were short and infant mortality high, women were often married off in their young teens to maximize the number of children they could bear.
When it came to sexual mores, women were held to a very different standard than men. Where men were free to carry on homosexual affairs and to commit adultery with slaves, prostitutes, and concubines, a woman caught in adultery could be charged with a crime. “The legal penalty for adultery allowed the husband to rape the male offender and then, if he desired, to kill his wife.” Under Augustus it even became illegal for a man to forgive his wife—he was forced to divorce her. “It is not enough to suggest that women were under-appreciated in Roman culture. There are many instances where they were treated as second-class human beings, slightly more honored than slaves.”
Sexual Promiscuity and Societal Stability
It becomes clear that Rome was a culture of extreme promiscuity and inequality. Those who had power—male citizens—were able to express their sexuality by taking who and what they wanted. Their culture’s brand of sexual morality was exemplified in the Caesars who, one after the other, “were living icons of immorality and cruelty,” using sex as a means of domination andself-gratification.
Yet this system, evil as it looks to our eyes, was accepted and even celebrated by Rome. It was foundational to Roman culture. To be a good Roman citizen a man needed to participate in it, or at least not protest against it. To be loyal to Rome, one had to be loyal to the morality of Rome. To the Romans, the biblical view “would have been seen as disruptive to the social fabric and demeaning of the Roman ideal of masculinity.” What we consider odious and exploitive, they considered necessary and good.
The damage caused by unhealthy sex to the soul is not just in the sexual arena.
A soul tie is a connection with someone deeply embedded into your soul, certified sex therapist De-Andrea Blaylock-Johnson, LCSW, CST,tells mbg. “Often it’s thought to happen after you have intercourse with someone,” she notes…
7 signs you have a soul tie with someone:
1. You feel connected on a deeper level.
Having a soul tie means you are bonded on a deeper level, at the level of Spirit…
2. They elicit strong reactions from you.
There’s a level of intensity to soul ties, and while they don’t all look the same, you can be sure everything will be amplified—the good and the bad…
3. They feel familiar.
On top of strong reactions to them, this person likely feels familiar to you…even if they’ve only been in your life a short while…
4. You may feel like they “complete” you.
This is especially true in the case of romantic soul tie relationships. This is when soul ties veer into toxic territory…
5. Your relationship feels unique or one-of-a-kind.
“Look for feelings and experiences you’ve never had before,” she says, such as never having felt that much sexual passion with someone else, for example, or even doing something completely new together, like starting a new business venture or project…”
6. They showed up at a significant time.
Perhaps this person showed up at the exact moment you needed “help, healing, or expertise they have to offer,” she adds. Ask yourself what was going on in your life when you first met and what they had to offer.
7. A part of you feels like it’s missing if they’re not in your life.
a soul tie with someone can often become painful if things go south, as soul ties can often turn into attachment (or be mistaken for attachment altogether). “A lot of times, people may experience a feeling of brokenness,” she says, “as if a part of them is missing because they’re no longer connected to this person…”
soul ties can also become toxic and one-sided. People..get lost in their role as a partner within a relationship and lose their individuality,” she says…
“don’t feel that you’ll never find another special friend. The universe is very receptive and will help you find new friendships that are more aligned and appropriate for your life now,” she says…
A ritual for breaking soul ties:
- Sit in meditation.
- Call on any angels or spirit guides to be with you as well.
- Tell the…soul that you…simply don’t want to be in relationship with them anymore… physical ears won’t hear this release, but their soul definitely will!
But will they yield to your will, or exult in the anguish they are causing you and pull from that energy?
This neopagan article very nicely distinguishes the toxic vs healthy relationship experienced with a exploitive vs beneficent spirit.
“What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.” (I Corinthians 7:16-18)
This passage provides the basis for logically deducing that evil spirits present in a sexual partner’s body can be passed to the other partner while the bodies are sexual joined “as one body.”
Just like microbes. Or perhaps within microbes?
“What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh..Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.” (I Corinthians 6:16-18)
Black Death —bubonic plague — wiped out a third of Europe’s population in six terrible years. Over the next century [that is, 100 years keep in mind], it killed [a total of] 40 million people as it spread across the globe.
AIDS soon will rank as mankind’s greatest scourge. And while 14th-century medicine had nothing to offer plague victims, 21st-century modern medicine does, but it doesn’t get to 95% of people with AIDS…”A total of 65 million people will have died of AIDS over 15 years. The Black Death happened 700 years ago when science was negligible. Yet despite our modern technology, today we have a disease that is killing a vast number of people. The diseases are similar because of the vast scope of death, the destruction of families, and the destruction of the economies of nations.”
What’s the worst form of terrorism on earth? About 3,000 people died in the Sept. 11 attacks. Every day, about 8,000 people die of AIDS.
- Once we’re familiar with the consequences of a godless alternative sexual lifestyle we should change our thinking about the one ancient sex law code most people have any awareness of at all. The Mosaic law shouldn’t sound so prudish anymore. A the least it protects women and children from sexual predators and abandonment to poverty.
“Ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.
“And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel:
- And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
- And the man that lieth with his father’s wife hath uncovered his father’s nakedness: both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
- And if a man lie with his daughter in law, both of them shall surely be put to death: they have wrought confusion; their blood shall be upon them.
- If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
- And if a man take a wife and her mother, it is wickedness: they shall be burnt with fire, both he and they; that there be no wickedness among you.
- And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and ye shall slay the beast.
- And if a woman approach unto any beast, and lie down thereto, thou shalt kill the woman, and the beast: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
- And if a man shall take his sister, his father’s daughter, or his mother’s daughter, and see her nakedness, and she see his nakedness; it is a wicked thing; and they shall be cut off / quarantined or banished to avoid contaminating others in the sight of their people: he hath uncovered his sister’s nakedness; he shall bear his iniquity.
- And if a man shall lie with a woman having her sickness / menstruating, and shall uncover her nakedness; he hath discovered her fountain, and she hath uncovered the fountain of her blood: and both of them shall be cut off from among their people.
- And thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother’s sister, nor of thy father’s sister: for he uncovereth his near kin: they shall bear their iniquity.
- And if a man shall lie with his uncle’s wife, he hath uncovered his uncle’s nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless.
- And if a man shall take his brother’s wife, [while his brother is still living] it is an unclean thing.“ (Leviticus 20)