Chastity is a virtue related to temperance, is defined as refraining from unreasonable sexual conduct or romantic relationships. Chastity is usually defined within the moral standards and guidelines of a culture, civilization or religion. The term is closely associated (and can be used interchangeably) with sexual abstinence, especially in the context of premarital and extramarital sex.
The words “chaste” and “chastity” stem from the Latin adjective castus (“pure”). The words entered the English language around the middle of the 13th century. At that time, they meant slightly different things. “Chaste” meant “virtuous or pure from unlawful sexual intercourse” (referring to extramarital sex), while “chastity” meant “virginity”. Not until the late 16th century did the two words come to have the same basic meaning as a related adjective and noun.
The double standard virtue
How can it be that the Christian and the Catholic Church are notorious for being pedophiles and yet preaching chastity? Is it then the case that small children are not counted as sexual intercourse because they are just small children? Many little choir boys – through the centuries – have against their will been the object of the priesthood’s sinful lust and double moral. Who decides what is ok?
Why then should one even be in chastity – so why is it even a virtue?
And what function does it fulfill? Since the sexual act between women and men is what creates life, and enables human reproduction, we see sexuality as something that is beautiful – in its pure original essence.
“For example, chastity, not affirming the natural sexual creative energy that creates life. To make something beautiful and sacred like our sexuality into something ugly and sinful – that is what is not natural. How can we create babies in a natural way if we limit our sexuality? But perhaps it is precisely the limitations of humanity that the elite in power has the intention to create?”
Is that what happens in the hidden ok?
There are kilometers of tunnels under, for example, many Christian churches and under the Vatican where priests, monks and nuns have met for thousands of years to have sex. Does this mean that if it happens above ground, it counts as a sin? But underground – and thus in the hidden, in the shadows – is it a virtue? If it is not visible, or if you do not talk about it, then it does not exist?
In Tantra, for example, the first thing you have to learn is “consent” – ie to give your consent. Everything else is not ok! So why is it ok to have sexual intercourse without consent within the church – which incidentally – has taken on the task of being religious and moral rolemodels? It does not make any sense! Again, what is supposed to be a virtue is distorted, misinterpreted and even abused.
It has been seen as sinful for women to feel lust and have sex, especially outside of marriage.
Old Nose Mythology on Fertility
However, in our Old Norse mythology, the woman’s ability to create life was acknowledged. Her fertility and creative abilities were honored, worshiped and celebrated by both men and women. No wonder sexuality was a threat to the men of the Church and those in power…. The entire Nordic Faith was banned when Christianity occupied the north.
“Freja was well known and honored in Nordic Mythology for being very attractive and passionate, having many lovers and admirers. The way we see it, Freja was a danger to Christian men in power for many reasons. Her attractiveness, her sexual engagement with many men, her healing powers, and her free spirit was surely considered a big threat. She triggered the need for control and suppression of what was considered sinful traits. However, before the rising of Christianity, Freja was celebrated as the creator of life – giving birth and supervising death – and as the Goddess of Eroticism, Love, and Fertility. She was wild at heart and free in spirit. The myth says that many men tried to tame her, without succeeding. When they did not succeed, they prohibited the worship of Nordic Gods and Goddesses, replacing them with the conformist Christian faith.” Holy F*ck and Sacred Waters
The paradox is that in many religions and cultures; a married woman may not deny her husband sex. She just have to spread her legs wide open – whenever her husband wants sex. The woman becomes the husband’s property and must fulfill her marital duty. Unfortunately, this also applies to child marriage…
To this ridiculous, distorted and abused virtue – we say thank you but NO THANK YOU ;)…
What do you say?
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Enjoy in Joy
Tora and Ullis
and the Wholyland Council