Fruit as a Sexual Metaphor in Religious Writings

  In my previous post, “Why Are Religions Obsessed With Sex?” I raised the idea that the fruit in the Garden of Eden was a metaphor for the act of sex and sexual congress, and I was questioned about this link, being informed that the readers had never seen any translation of the bible that made this connection. I had heard this metaphor referred to a few times, neglected to give any links or examples of this connection and its...

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Why are Religions Obsessed With Sex?

  If a person were to read a religious text such as the bible or Qur’an with no preconception of what the books contained or what the religions that are based on these texts are like, you could be forgiven for thinking that, apart from praising god or Allah, the most important thing to people on earth is control over sex. From the opening moments in the Garden of Eden, where god creates man first, then woman as an afterthought, the...

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Why Are “Purity Balls” So Very Wrong?

  As children grow, parents probably want to instil confidence, love and creativity in their kids, tell them they are great children, that they can achieve anything if they apply themselves, and set them free to take on the world, as confident, well-rounded and realistic children, once they reach a certain age. Children should be taught the wonders of the universe, the beauty of nature, the frailty of life, and be allowed the ability to...

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