Eros Three (or is it two)


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?

8 thoughts on “Eros Three (or is it two)

  1. trentpmcd March 13, 2014 / 4:27 pm

    Ages ago there was a mock talk show, Fernwood 2 Night (later America 2 Night). In one episode they had a woman on who “cleaned up” the bible by getting rid of all references to sex and violence (“I deleted every reference to ‘begetting’ – you know what that means, don’t you?”). The finished product was a short pamphlet.

    I think our society’s tendency to suppress sexuality actually leads to more sexual violence. If something is “naughty” then only “bad people” do it.

    • fictionfitz March 13, 2014 / 4:33 pm

      Once something starts…..

    • fictionfitz March 13, 2014 / 8:03 pm

      Its late for me. I am missing something. Could you expand upon?

  2. Carole Webber March 15, 2014 / 10:11 am

    This chapter in Thomas more;s book is one of the best I have ever read,. It puts sexuality on a higher pedestal

    • fictionfitz March 15, 2014 / 10:27 am

      It is wonderful. I hope more follow.

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