English_Master February 18, 2016 No Comments
HOMOSEXUALITY No one knows exactly how homosexuality entered into human history. I would imagine that the practices associated with the erotic attraction of people to one’s own gender have been around since the dawn of humanity. The earliest accounts of homosexual behavior seem to be found in ancient pagan religious practices. At least, the pagans included homosexu­ality in the worship of various gods. Whether the inclusion in worship was because the practice was already a part of the society-at-large or if the pagan worship introduced the prac­tice is impossible to determine, although some understandings of Paul’s writings argue for the latter. Human beings began to worship many gods very early in human history. These early gods were most often associ­ated with fertility, agriculture, and war. One of the early gods of the Assyrians, which later spread into the area known as Canaan, was the goddess Asherah. She was worshipped as the goddess of fertility. Often worship of this goddess included orgies and sexual practices. The goddess of fertility was of­ten worshipped in the form of a tree with many female breasts carved into the trunk. These trees were central in a grove where worship was conducted. One would invoke or appease the goddess in order to gain fertility for...
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