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Reply #14: Nitpick: "Remember, gay sex was almost as common as straight sex around the time of Jesus." [View All]

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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 01:58 PM
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14. Nitpick: "Remember, gay sex was almost as common as straight sex around the time of Jesus."
Edited on Tue Feb-02-10 01:58 PM by TheWraith
It's impossible to make accurate generalizations of things like this across large diverse regions and time periods.

For instance, it was fairly common at that time in Rome and among people of Greek and Roman culture, but much less so in "eastern" (what we today think of as Middle Eastern) cultures, which was one of the things about the Romans that were used to decry their "wickedness." (Though most of the hate-on for the Romans was simply the fact that they kept kicking asses and taking names.)

That said, there's no overt references to homosexuality in Jesus' words, though I recall one mention is made of healing a Roman's servant, who from the context would likely have been a young male "body servant." No condemnation or complaints.
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