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originally posted by: Aleister
a reply to: Utnapisjtim
Most modern women don't know their history. My opening line to them, "I demand thee in the name of the goddess Mylitta", goes right over their heads and they call the bouncers.
Of course all over the world, not just mesopotamia, had women unable to refuse a proposal. Women being chosen for their beauty and having no say in the matter is an ancient concept...
then of course there are the Khans, kings, caliphs, sultans, emperors, lugals, who would select the hottest among their subjects and force them into personal harems.
originally posted by: Ridhya
a reply to: Pinke
Yes its rather hard to prove Herodotus' experiences and whatnot, and it is doubtful that "all" Babylonian women had to do it.
But! institutionalised prostitution and kings with young priestesses was a commonplace thing in mesopotamia, ritual sex was practiced for "fertility" but in reality I think it was just to abuse power for pleasure.
originally posted by: Utnapisjtim
Indeed. I know Herodotus is controversial. Then again, we know about temple prostitutes from other sources too, and in the same area
originally posted by: St Udio
it seems that modern ISIS & Its Islamic Legal Authorities are building upon that ancient Sex & sex-slaves as a intregal aspect of Islam...
the article is on Yahoo News (if you can get Yahoo site to stabilize, I have real problems with the Yahoo page crashing today (oct 14th noon eastern time)
...“The Islamic State’s litany of horrific crimes against the Yezidis in Iraq only keeps growing,” said Fred Abrahams, special advisor at Human Rights Watch. “We heard shocking stories of forced religious conversions, forced marriage, and even sexual assault and slavery—and some of the victims were children.”
In the article, "The Revival of Slavery Before the Hour," the magazine stated that "the enslaved Yazidi families are now sold by the Islamic State soldiers," adding that, "the Yazidi women and children were then divided according to the Shariah amongst the fighters of the Islamic State ...
originally posted by: Utnapisjtim
a reply to: Emma3
If you compare the number of documented cases of 'Satanic Ritual Abuse' to use your own words -- and compare that number to the number of documented cases of 'Christian Ritual Abuse' -- what do you see?
You will soon understand that while there is plenty of child-abuse cases within Christian communities like the Church itself, the boy-scout movement, missionary stations, orphanages, charities etc. -- there are in fact very few such cases involving Satanism. Satan invented Kosher for heaven's sake, he's not some nearsighted pervert with a bent knife and black candles.
The Church and Christianity seems to be a haven for all kinds of child abuse, for not only do they provide the perfect environment for these predators, the Church even quite evidently has a long history of covering up any such occurrence, and there are so damn many such cases, so as the Apocalypse prophesy: Babylon's judgement involves a millstone being cast in the sea. A subtle reference to Jesu' warning against child abuse in Luke 17.
How do you explain this?