Commentary on social and moral issues of the day Judaism's Sexual Revolution: Why Judaism and then Christianity Rejected Homosexuality Dennis Prager When Judaism demanded that all sexual activity be channeled into marriage, it changed the world. The Torah's prohibition of non-marital sex quite simply made the creation of Western civilization possible. Societies that did not place boundaries around sexuality were stymied in their development.
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We reserve such honors for a Plato, for a Kepler, or a Newton or an Einstein. But consider for a moment the following scenario. What if a great mind, one of the most profound in human history, completes what he considers his penultimate achievement, the acme of his spiritual and intellectual searching; but alas, the revelations presented in his works fall on deaf ears.
He arrives at greatness, but has arrived too soon.
Meanwhile, in the century and a half following his death, the concepts presented by the aforementioned great mind gradually occur to a number of other people, the likes of Albert Einstein and George Lemaitre. Unfortunately, the scenario describes the singular contributions, then subsequent neglect of the writer Edgar Allan Poe, who intuited the current modern cosmic theories, yet has never been properly credited for his discoveries.
Even today, most people who thrill to Poe's masterfully told tales have never heard of Eureka, the work which Poe believed represented the full flowering of his mind, the precocious prose poem which delivers more modern cosmological theories than any work of the Newtonian era.
And beyond scientific import, Poe composes a unified cosmic theory based on his spiritual insight. Unlike many scientific descriptions of the cosmos as a mathematically based machine set in motion, Poe's view of astro-physics resides within, and as a part of God.
Eureka, Poe's essay on, and explanation of the universe, represents his last major work. It is a seldom-read masterpiece, quite scientific in content, especially scientific to have been composed by a writer of short stories and poems. It grew out of a lecture entitled "The Universe," delivered at the Society Library on the stormy evening of February 3,to a "crowd" of some sixty persons.
Reactions to the two-and-one-half hour lecture were mixed. One listener rhapsodized that the lecture constituted "'a nobler effort than any other Mr. Poe has given to the world. Based on his belief that "all [listeners] absurdly misrepresented" his lecture, Poe seems to have expected his new work to be misunderstood, perhaps even ignored; Silverman yet Poe's Eureka is nothing less than a universal model from which many of his tales stem.
The publication of Eureka brought Poe a vehement censure, presented anonymously in the Literary Review, a response believed by Poe to have been penned by John Henry Hopkins, Jr.
Silverman Poe presents his Eureka as an offering "to those who feel rather than those who think--to the dreamers and those who put faith in dreams as the only realities. In subsequent essays it will become quite obvious that Poe himself was indeed quite a dreamerbut much more than this, he writes Eureka to describe the universe of spirit, as well as the universe of mind.
Poe then embarks upon an introduction and definition of his subject matter. He designs to discuss in Eureka nothing less than "the Physical, Metaphysical and Mathematical--of the Material and Spiritual Universe:The question is why do people abuse drugs?
What causes them to go against society with this deviant behavior? Society has set its norms concerning what behavior is acceptable and what is not acceptable.
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W hen Judaism demanded that all sexual activity be channeled into marriage, it changed the world. The Torah's prohibition of non-marital sex quite simply made the creation of Western civilization possible. Societies that did not place boundaries around sexuality were stymied in their development.
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A not-for-profit scholarly publisher. We may not always know it, but we think in metaphor. A large proportion of our most commonplace thoughts make use of an extensive, but unconscious, system of metaphorical concepts, that is, concepts from a typically concrete realm of thought that are used to .