7 years ago: Origen of Love

May 10, 2006, on this blog: Origen of Love

People come with physical bodies and those physical bodies come with genitalia and it’s neither helpful nor healthy to start thinking that these things are, in and of themselves, evil.

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  • Nick

    The problem with the story of Origen’s self-castration was that it only shows up in the writings of his enemies.

  • http://twitter.com/shutsumon Space Marine Becka

    And he argued against a literal understanding of Matthew 19:12 so it seems unlikely.

  • mhelbert

    Add a healthy helping of Victorianism and, voila, Freud.

  • The Guest Who Posts

    I never read this post when you first posted it.

    The title is *brilliant*.