R I PRETTY YET
R I PRETTY YET
Yet another DELIGHTFULLY talented friend of mine landed on the show.
Hey, so it looks like I like Miley after all.
One of my clients today. So gorgeous, I couldn’t get over it.
Next year, I’m just wearing a damned mask.
I absolutely love this.
ACTUALLY. This myth gets more interesting. These original “double humans” were comprised of two parts—either both parts male, one part male and one female, or both female. This myth is used to explain why some people are homosexual and why some are straight. Yay Classics. I’M LEARNING SO MUCH IN COLLEGE GUYS
This gets better each time it scrolls through my dash.
Additionally, in The Symposium, homosexual love was said to be more pure because it goes deeper than sexual gratification and concerns the welfare of the beloved’s soul as well as providing immortality of ideas and intellect.
Which is unfortunately part of the reason homosexuality is condemned in the Judeo-Christian bible. Homosexuality was deeply ingrained into the Greek religion, which Jews saw as heresy. The ban on homosexuality was (arguably) a ban on paganism, not on the homosexual acts themselves.
“the welfare of the beloved’s soul” I like this.
ACTUALLY. It’s not a “myth.” Most of the stories in The Symposium were written as straw men that Socrates was to knock down with HIS ideas of love — e.g. Platonic love (since Plato wrote the Symposium).
All of these stories are intentionally imperfect, incomplete, and MEANT to be wrong. All except Socrates’ philosophy, which basically boils down to chaste, pure love between men — love of wisdom, since women couldn’t be wise. Bro love. No homo, dude.
Also “homosexuality” as such did not exist.
Nice try, though.
I’ve been neglecting you, Tumblr. Forgive me.