A friend of mine encouraged me to post more comments about eros as depicted in Chapter 5 of A Religion of One’s Own by Thomas Moore. Today I had an epiphany as I read comments such as “You may not trust your sexuality because of a tendency to denigrate it, judging it to be your lower nature. See it as your higher nature, providing the energy and push to make something extraordinary of your life.”
Moore makes many comments about sexuality I see meant as soul connecting, even God connecting. The epiphany I had is that this is the first book about religion I have read that makes sexuality part of our religious nature. Not something to condemn, but to recognize as important.
Moore references a biblical book that has emphasis on sexuality, “Song of Solomon.” Sexuality is surely not excluded from the bible from day one of humanity, but so many of our kind, religious or not, have worked not at exploring sexuality, but suppressing it. I wonder how many tragedies could have been prevented if this had not been so.
What say you?