Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Prostitution and the Bible
- America has almost completely banned prostitution and we have run away sex crimes and we lead the world in sex crimes.
- Coasta Rica has legal prostitution has very few sex crimes.
Read this from a biblical scholar : Since wealthy men didn't need prostitutes (they had plenty of wives and concubines) prostitution was certainly not a high Noble calling. But there clearly was nothing immoral or wrong from a biblical prospective with non-goddess prostitution.Today many men have little opportunity for sexual fulfillment so prostitutes are the only viable option. Sexual frustration results in men that become aggressive and are far more likely to sexually harass, abuse or rape women than men who are sexually happy and fulfilled.Legal Prostitution in the Bible reflects the cultures double standard that while a wife must be faithful, a Hebrew man can have sex with an unmarried prostitute, or any other single woman, and not be committing adultery. But if the woman is a wife -owned by her husband under the patriarchal system of the Hebrews - then both she and her sexual partners are adulterers, a crime for which the penalty is death (Lev 20:10; Deut. 22:22).
In New Testament times, there also was nothing said about prostitution being wrong and in fact Jesus makes the point that harlots who believed John the Baptist will enter the kingdom of God before the chief priests and elders who rejected John's message (Matt. 21:31-32).
Today prostitution is not pagan idolatry nor the concubines of biblical times - women as breeders and for sexual pleasure. And nowhere in the Bible is a word said about that being wrong!! Today many women enjoy providing intimacy and sexual pleasure to men based on their choice without being owned as concubines for men and of course always using safe sex to avoid "breeding" and so it’’s a very healthy interaction both physically and emotionally.
position of trust.
There was a major change in the last few years from denial to
investigation. This may be the greatest accomplishment of the Pacheco
They are not talking about such things in the public schools.
In the past the sex crimes were described as something nasty gringos
do when they cone into the county in search of virginal Ticas.
President Miguel Á Ángel Rodrííguez even said there was no problem in the
Costa Rican population. That was in 2001 or early 2002.
All the promotions and advertising pointed in the direction of
When in fact the overwhelming majority of such crimes were tico on tico.
A real turning point came a couple of years ago with Rosalia Gill, the
head of PANI, the child welfare agency, paid a visit to Morazan Park
at night. She was shocked to find fathers driving up to put their
underage daughters out to work as prostitutes. She talked to some of
them who described their actions as simply an economic decision.
She was shocked.
And then Bruce Harris was exposed as somewhat of a hypocrite after he
admitted having sex with a young man who used to be a client of Casa
Alianza of which Harris was Latin American director.
From an advertising standpoint it is a lot easier to raise money up
north when you describe the problem as one that Gringos are doing to
Latin Americans. Casa Alianza used this to raise money and so had an
economic interest in framing the problem as one of gingos who behaved