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Religious Prostitution

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Published by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English


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Number of Pages12
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Open LibraryOL11922166M
ISBN 101430420707
ISBN 109781430420705

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This book shows that sacred prostitution did not exist in the ancient world. Whereas many scholars believe that ancient people prostituted themselves for religion, this is simply not the case. This book re-examines texts arguing for the existence of sacred prostitution and disproves these theories. Prostitution is criminal, and bad things happen because it's run illegally by dirt-bags who are criminals. If it's legal, then the girls could have health checks, unions, benefits, anything any other worker gets, and it would be far better.”. 5. 'Mrs. Warren’s Profession' by Bernard Shaw Mrs. Warren’s Profession was written, in Shaw’s words, “to draw attention to the truth that prostitution is caused, not by female depravity and male licentiousness, but simply by underpaying, undervaluing and overworking women so shamefully that the poorest of them are forced to resort to prostitution to keep body and soul together.”. Sacred prostitution, temple prostitution, cult prostitution, and religious prostitution are general terms for a rite consisting of paid intercourse performed in the context of religious worship, possibly as a form of fertility rite or divine marriage (hieros gamos).Scholars prefer the terms "sacred sex" or "sacred sexual rites" in cases where payment for services is not involved.

Sacred prostitution, therefore, existed in much of the ancient world and reflected the ritual practices of Ashtoreth worship. In ancient Israel, however, sacred prostitution was simply a synonym for harlotry. Modern translations often unfortunately give another impression. St. Augustine. Medieval historian James Brundage wrote of Augustine’s view that he “formulated the classical Christian rationale” for tolerating prostitution in society, believing that “if you remove harlots from society, you will disrupt everything because of lust.” Brundage noted that Augustine’s view on prostitution contrasted significantly from his disapproval of other forms of. Prostitution not only destroys marriages, families, and lives, but it destroys the spirit and soul in a way that leads to physical and spiritual death. God’s desire is that we stay pure and use our bodies as tools for His use and glory (Romans ). First Corinthians says, "The body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the. Even in the Christian religion you can find forms of prostitution down to Jesus supposedly protecting one and allegedly even loving one, and the Koran also basically rewards people with prostitutes with the whole "72 virgins" thing. with sacred prostitution being a thing you could argue for a society who attempt to remain pure by having people.

In a contribution to the Blackwell Companion to Greek Religion edited in by Daniel Ogden, I complained that the question of “sacred prostitution” was still hindering studies on “the religion of women” in ancient Greece, such as was the case in Matthew Dillon’s book on the subject. And there was a woman in the city who was a sinner; and when she learned that He was reclining at the table in the Pharisee’s house, she brought an alabaster vial of perfume, and standing behind Him at His feet, weeping, she began to wet His feet with her tears, and kept wiping them with the hair of her head, and kissing His feet and anointing them with the perfume. In modern Christian Philippines, prostitution has become news again. writes further in his book that “disputes between religious foundations and lay powers over the revenue from bawdy-houses. Sacred prostitution, temple prostitution, or religious prostitution is a sexual ritual consisting of sexual intercourse or other sexual activity performed in the context of religious worship, perhaps as a form of fertility rite and divine marriage (hieros gamos).