Friday, March 9, 2012

Conservatives Versus the Bible: The Song of Solomon

 ot many in the current debate realize that the Bible contains a book that celebrates non-reproductive sex and features substances used by ancient women for birth control. The book, Song of Songs (also known as Song of Solomon or Canticles), is a dialogue of love and sexual passion associated with King Solomon. It depicts a woman and a man (it's not clear that the man is Solomon) who desire each other and see each other in secret. Yet, it is not clear that they are married, children are not mentioned as a goal of their love, and their dialogue is laced with mentions of materials that we know were used in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and/or Greece to prevent pregnancy.

The Bible is pro contraception and sex for reasons other than procreation.

1 comment:

  1. Conservatives, or fundamentalists, or evangelicals just skip that part. They seem to do that alot with part of ANYTHING that does not agree with what they're trying to sell the rest of us.