Last week we did a Q&A with Jack Murnighan, author of Beowulf on the Beach: What to Love and What to Skip in Literature’s 50 Greatest Hits, about the sexiest stuff in classic literature. Today we’ve got the â€śWhatâ€™s Sexyâ€ť section of his chapter on the New Testament, reprinted with his permission of course:
Thereâ€™s not much thatâ€™s technically sexy in the New Testament, but since so many peopleâ€™s chances for eternal happiness are at stake, Iâ€™m going to break down all the most important sex-related stuff:
- On cheating: â€śWhosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heartâ€ť (Matthew 5:28). In this regard, the New Testament is harsher than the Old. Pity.
- On homosexuality: â€śVile affections â€¦ Women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another â€¦ to do those things which are not convenientâ€ť (Romans 1:26-8). Based on what Iâ€™ve seen in the Greyhound menâ€™s room, itâ€™s not that inconvenient.