Let’s get something very clear, folks:
In “biblical times” women were property – the property of males to marry off in exchange for money, family alliances, and for the purpose of bearing children to men. Polygyny, a man marrying as many women as he desires and can afford, was the social norm back then. As such, lesbianism was *not* a legal or moral issue, and was also an understandable norm. This is why there is simply no prohibition of any kind regarding women having sex with each other. Now, read further, please…
In the Jewish “Bible”, which is an edited compilation of our many ancient scrolls of myths and laws – our literature, the only same-sex prohibition in there has to do specifically with *males having sex with males*. The males who are seeking sex with males are presumed heterosexual by the “biblical” writers, and it is only a specific set of intimate behaviors between males that mimic *the “lyings” of woman* that are prohibited. For clarification, the “lyings of woman” means the ways a man has sex with a woman.
Homosexuality itself, an orientation, is not an issue, was never addressed, and is simply not prohibited in “the Bible”! It never has been. That is until modern religion, looking to demonize a group as sinful and the reason for societal ills, decided to interpret “Bible” passages this way – that homosexuality itself, the orientation and its many behavioral forms, is an abomination unto “God”.
Modern religion commits the gravest sin, by adding to the “Bible” what is not there. And, in doing so, oppresses and persecutes the innocent and vulnerable among us. According to Torah, the Jewish “Bible”, this extreme inhospitality towards others is the gravest of sins against “God”, and is the very reason for the fire from the heavens destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Unless it is your desire to be hateful and self-righteous in your pious religiosity, then stop listening to your teachers and preachers interpretations of the “Bible”. Actually take the time and make the effort yourself to read the “Bible” on its own terms! Go read and study it for yourself. Or, do one better. Recognize that this book is a product of ancient thinking, and not representative of modern enlightenment. And, let it go! Why not, instead, treat people as you would want them to treat you – with sanctity, dignity, and respect?
Instead of demonizing other people’s behaviors, simply just be the example of behavior yourself that you would want other people to emulate. Trying to force “right” behavior is inherently itself “wrong” behavior! It only generates hate, misery, oppression, and lost lives. With the amount of history recorded and available to learn from, it is rather sad that the human species has yet to learn this simple social lesson.
For those all into being #inhisimage #inhislikeness, ask yourself honestly if “God” really approves of being in your image. Just how do you think oppressive beliefs and behaviors are going to #maga – really?!
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