Friday, January 5, 2024

Saying 105


Jesus said, ‘Whoever knows father and mother will be called the son of a prostitute.’


Compare Saying 55. In the latest additions to the book, salvation was perceived as the restoration of the condition of the primordial, non-binary first man, and thus restoration of the condition before Eve, marriage, and procreation. As a consequence, the community came to have a negative view of marriage and reproduction in general. The condemnation of parents as ‘prostitutes’ may have followed from the diminished value of family relationships.


Clement of Alexandria

Stromata 3.18.107 So the apostle nobly says, ‘I wrote to you in my letter to have no company with the sexually immoral,’ as far as the words ‘but the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.’ And to show that he does not regard marriage as sexual immorality he goes on, ‘Do you not know that whoever is joined to a prostitute is one body with her?’ Or who will assert that before she is married a virgin is a harlot?

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