Tuesday, June 13, 2006

factoid of the day: Catharism

A religious movement during the Middle Ages known as Catharism forbade marital sex. The reason? The belief was, abstinence was the only road to spiritual enlightenment.

So, I'm guessing the movement only lasted for one generation seeing as how they couldn't repopulate to spread their beliefs. (So to speak.)

One more reason I am glad I live in this day and age.

9 comments:

Mark said...

I keep hoping for some of those other groups to do the same...

Party Girl said...

What, to go away and not have have enough members to repopulate the Earth?

...Then, yes, I agree.

TrappedInColorado said...

Maybe the members practiced anal sex instead so no one would know. Maybe that is where it came from. Maybe that is why it is considered taboo. Maybe that is why my car is falling apart. Maybe that is the root of all our problems today. So, let's all practice anal sex to make the world a better place.

It's as good a plan as any of the ass wipes in power have come up with.

I'm just sayin'....

Egan said...

Thanks for sharing this history lesson. I feel more informed than I was about 3 minutes ago.

ePixie29 said...

This reminds me of one of the top reasons for the fall of the Roman empire - the practice of fellatio in conjunction with female infanticide.

Yes, hard to reproduce in the old days without sexual intercourse.

Hey, if there were a revival of this movement though it just might work. After all we now have artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization. No need for sex at all!

Of course, I don't think many would go for it!

justacoolcat said...

Sounds like a mood killer, good thing for wine.

Party Girl said...

Trapped: You'll get no argument from me on that one. Three cheers for anal sex!!!

Egan: That's what I'm here for; to serve the masses and promote useless information that can be passed around in a group of men standing around in a circle holding a bottle of beer.
Three cheers for beer!!!
..and useless information that I know you secretly all love and pass onto your friends and family!!!

epixie: Mmmmm, intersting.
I would like more info on that little factoid you tossed out, please.
Yes, quite true on the test tube babies.
Although I see what you're saying and I can see how many would be in agreement, I am not one of them.
Three cheers for sex!!!

Coolcat: Yeah, no shit.
Three cheers for wine!!!

So, let's see: Anal sex, useless information and beer, plus more sex and wine.
Yep.
Perfect.

Bre said...

That's hideous, especially when you consider that many people in the Middle Ages got married so that they could have sex!

puerileuwaite said...

As a result of your disturbing post, I am now in a state of .......... (ready?) ............ (drum roll please) ........ CATHARSIS.

Hey, don't give ME that look, missy!