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Rameumptom Ruminations: 017: Did Paul Condemn Homosexuality?

Before condemning an entire demographic of the population to eternal punishment and damnation, perhaps we should explore what the Bible has to say on the subject. With only six references to homosexuality in the entire cannon, Scott explores the historical context of homosexuality in the ancient world and what these scriptures were actually talking about. This episode is rated mature. In order to understand homosexuality in the ancient world, we need to use some explicit terms to better define what it was and what it was not.

Sources

Siker, Jeffrey S. Homosexuality and Religion: An Encyclopedia. Greenwood Press, 2007.

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4 thoughts on “Rameumptom Ruminations: 017: Did Paul Condemn Homosexuality?

    • I appreciate the link. It looks very thorough and would be a great resource for a listener to find further information on the practice in the ancient world. In a thirty-minute episode, I could not cover every aspect of the issue of homosexuality in the ancient world. I stayed away from the subject of gender in the ancient world on this episode, but I should do an episode on gender identity as understood at that time period. I focused on the points of the ancient practice that I found pertinent to the specific verses that deal with homosexuality.

      You made the claim in your comment though that Jesus gave an opinion on the matter. That is not the case. There are only six references to homosexuality in the entire old and new testaments and none of them come from the lips of Jesus.

  1. Thanks, now I will have to look at the whole story between Horus & Seth for myself. Only the one doing the penetration is at fault, huh?

    Not if they granted consent, =p
    This was a difficult episode to follow while multitasking.

    • Sorry if this episode was a bit all over the place. I tried to condense a very complex subject into a thirty-minute discussion. I hope you enjoyed it. Perhaps, I’ll jump back into the subject down the road.

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