God’s Approach?

I was singled out for special lessons FROM GOD because I chose to run for Governor. So far, I can not find the special questionnaire they wanted me to fill out so Christians can judge me and my relationship with THE FAMILY of God. Read this remark carefully. Who is “we”? Did you ever hear of this “God’s approach”? Me neither. How can we all stand united in our belief in it.

We stand united in the belief that God’s approach to life and living is best for all people, believers, and non-believers alike.”

What if I walked into a church on Sunday and put a big basket on the pulpit, and said;

“Donate to my belief Donald Trump is still our President. Your faith will make it so! Those who fail to contribute, have Satan lurking in their heart! Vote fo Jesus with your twenty dollar bills!”

This is Religious Extortion employing our Constitution which gives to all citizens all the guarantees – that are real! All the other guarantees – ARE FRAUDLANT. If you give them money, then you are agreeing religious liberties are being violated. This is the oldest Con Job – on earth! You steal from people – and sell it back to them using the name GOD!

Paul is called ‘The Father of Christianity’. He bids his followers to obey all the governments that rule over them, and do not try to change them. This looks like part of his End Of The World Policy where he bids young people who are burning with sexual desire to not get married – because the world is going to end. This means, having intercourse in order to have children, is not part of God’s Approach, anymore.

What the OFC is suggesting is, that non-believers are second class citizens to believers, and, if they can accept God has His Special Plan for believers, then they can get along with a religion that has had more schisms and holy wars – than a dog has flees. This should not be the problem of the non-believers, and they should always be prepared to ALTER their un-Godly lifestyle to make it work for God and His Holy Believers. APPROACH is the key word. It does exist! TRUST ME!

If I had filled out this sinister deception, and sent them a donation, then I am AGREEING with their false statements. I am signing a Contract with Satan – sealed with MONEY!

Paul’s claim he alone was having conversations with a DEAD Jesus – was highly disputed. Here is the “serial killer ” of the first church on FAMILY SEX AND MARRIAGE.

1 Corinthians 71 Now for the matters you wrote about: It is good for a man not to marry. [1]2But since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband.3The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband.4The wife’s body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband. In the same way, the husband’s body does not belong to him alone but also to his wife.5Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. 6 I say this as a concession, not as a command. 7 I wish that all of you were as I am. But each of you has your own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that.


 32 I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord’s affairs—how he can please the Lord. 33 But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world—how he can please his wife— 34 and his interests are divided. An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord’s affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world—how she can please her husband. 35 I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord.”

Most of the world did not know about Paul’s brand of Christianity, thus they could not be non-believers. Many – when they got to know what Paul was selling – didn’t want it. This does not make them non-believers creating a “wedge” to keep his alleged Godly truths – out of their lives!

John Presco

The Church & Government Report — Oregon Family Council

The Church & Government Report

The Church’s Role in Shaping Policy

A Research Project of the Oregon Family Council Education Foundation

Church & Government Report

We stand united in the belief that God’s approach to life and living is best for all people, believers, and non-believers alike.

The challenge for Christian citizens is to demonstrate and articulate God’s approach to society’s needs in such a way that reasonable people can give them serious consideration. The challenge for Christian leaders is to help unfold biblical truth in ways these concepts can be practically applied to society’s needs and policy-making.

Done right, instead of being a wedge that separates people from Christ, Christian involvement in civic affairs can be a bridge to help us all draw closer.

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Paul Against Married Fornicators

Posted on February 22, 2012 by Royal Rosamond Press

Paul said married couples should live as if they were NOT married, meaning, they should NOT engage is sexual activity of any kind!

29 What I mean, brothers and sisters, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they do NOT;

When the world failed to end, this edict was revised, but not rescinded, which established a hierarchy of virgins, i.e. priests and nuns. This hierarchy put the self-castrated Paul at the top of the heap. The virginal invasion of our bedrooms is on! Today, the war against women stems from the masturbation cult of Lilith.

“Masturbation and “nocturnal emissions” were considered “polluting experiences.” As someone once said: “The seed must not go into the earth, but must go into the womb, because on the Last Day Lilith would collect this spilled semen and turn it into demons.”

Hmmm! “Last Day”

The Virginia Legislature just passed a bill that would require women who seek an abortion to have a device shoved up their uterus so the pregnant woman can see there is life there, and what she is contemplating is against church law – which is aimed at preventing Lilith from hatching more of her evil brood. Morality is not about controlling our ejaculations!

This is not a exact science, folks, but an exact myth that won’t go away. I suspect the Pharisees – and thus Paul – were in a rage that unclean women and Gentiles were allowed to mix in public, thus corrupting all the children of God. I suspect they became the Sicarri and assassinated the children of Lilith. The Sicarri are alive an well in Israel, they verbally assaulting a nine year old girl calling her a whore, a child of Lilith.

Paul says Christians need not obey Judaic laws, but, he nurtured the Lilith Cult that is destroying the Democracies of Israel and the United States, that made a law against administering religious tests when it came to those who run for office. I suggest this be used to counter the Virginia Law, being, who knows if these women will run for office.

Also, our President is being subjected to a religious test by those who claim Obama’s healthcare is intrusive. Is this counter attack, a trap? Are Democrats the party of Lilith? Are notwe creatures floating around in outer space? Are we being watched by beings who got over their addiction to oil a billion years ago. Do they conduct tours so alien folks can get a good laugh?

“Oh look Zorco! They are going to have another semen fight!”
“That’s what you get – when that’s all you got!”
“Hardy-har! God knows they don’t have brains!
“Or even want brains!”

Jon Presco

30 those who mourn, as if they did not; those who are happy, as if they were not; those who buy something, as if it were not theirs to keep; 31 those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed
in them. For this world in its present form is passing away.

Virginia House of Delegates approves rape of women wanting abortion
Wonkette – The Republican super majority in the Virginia House of Delegates…just passed a bill requiring any lady wanting an abortion to first have a doctor determine the gestational age of her fetus and listen to its heartbeat. …

Virginia is actually talking about the kind of ultrasound that involves a dildo-type sonic boom-generator penetrating the vagina, in a sort of, well, completely non-optional fashion….

Not that valid medical reasons for transvaginal ultrasounds don’t exist. It’s just that, for supporters of this new bill, getting a chance to enforce clinical rape is now medical reason enough, thanks for asking.

House Republicans voted down an amendment that would have allowed women to opt out of “unwanted vaginal penetration.”

Legal Dictionary – Historically, rape was defined as unlawful sexual intercourse with a woman against her will. The essential elements of the crime were sexual penetration, force, and lack of consent.  . .

As of the early 2000s…a spouse may be convicted of rape if the perpetrator forces the other spouse to have nonconsensual sex….

Many states also have redefined lack of consent. Before the 1970s, many courts viewed the element of force from the standpoint of the victim. A man would not be convicted of rape of a competent woman unless she had demonstrated some physical resistance. In the absence of physical resistance, courts usually held that the sexual act was consensual. In the early 2000s in many states, the prosecution can prove lack of consent by presenting evidence that the victim objected verbally to the sexual penetration or sexual intrusion.

The No Religious Test Clause of the United States Constitution is found in Article VI, paragraph 3, and states that:
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.
This has been interpreted to mean that no federal employee, whether elected or appointed, career or political, can be required to adhere to or accept any religion or belief. This clause immediately follows one requiring all federal and state officers to take an oath or affirmation of support to the Constitution, indicating that the requirement of such a statement does not imply any requirement by those so sworn to accept a particular religion or a particular doctrine. The option of giving an “affirmation” (rather than an “oath”) can be interpreted as not requiring any metaphysical belief or as a nod to Mennonites and Quakers who would not swear oaths but would make affirmations.
The clause is cited by advocates of separation of church and state as an example of “original intent” of the Framers of the Constitution of avoiding any entanglement between church and state, or involving the government in any way as a determiner of religious beliefs or practices. This is significant because this clause represents the words of the original Framers, even prior to the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

“Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.” (Gal 2:16 KJV)

The Book of Acts contains an account of Paul’s travels and deeds, his conflicts with pagans and Jews, and his interactions with the original apostles. The value of the historical information in Acts, however, is challenged by a few. It was written from a perspective of reconciliation between Pauline Christianity and its opponents, so portrays Paul as a law-abiding Jew and omits his dispute with Peter, only briefly mentioning the split with Barnabas.[3] Irenaeus in the 2nd century is the first of record to quote Acts, and he used it against Marcion who rejected the Hebrew Bible. See also Luke-Acts.

Before Paul’s conversion, Christianity was part of Second Temple Judaism, in other words a Jewish sect of the time period, so-called Jewish Christianity, and thus, from a modern perspective, Gentiles that wished to fully join the movement were expected to convert to Judaism, which likely meant submission to adult male circumcision if they hadn’t been as an infant, following the dietary restrictions of kashrut, and more, see 613 mitzvot for details. During the time period, there were also “partial converts”, such as gate proselytes and Godfearers. Paul insisted that faith in Christ (see also Faith or Faithfulness) was sufficient for salvation and that the Torah did not bind Gentiles, the later view also being held by most Jews. The success of Paul’s efforts as “Apostle to the Gentiles” sped up the split between Christianity and mainstream Judaism, even though Paul wanted no such split himself. Without Paul’s campaign against the legalists who opposed him, Christianity may have remained a dissenting sect within Judaism,[55] for example see Noahidism.

The No Religious Test Clause of the United States Constitution is found in Article VI, paragraph 3, and states that:
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.

The Haredim radicals call themselves Sicarri “dagger men” who conducted assasinations during the Roman occupation of Judea. These modern day Dagger Men are targetting all things secular, foreign, and sexy. An ice cream store was targetted.
“The same group of Sikrikim has also targeted an ice cream store in the Geula neighborhood because they thought licking ice cream cones in public was immodest, Samuels said. Haredi media reported last year that Sikrikim in Beit Shemesh have targeted shoe stores in ultra- Orthodox neighborhoods that refuse to remove heeled shoes from their selection.”
I am reminded of the Nazi Brown Shirts and ‘The Day of the Broken Glass’ where the windows of Jewish shop owners were shattered.
Jon the Nazarite
Sicarii’ break windows, throw human excrement at stores they deem to promote immodesty, including bookstore popular with Anglo residents.
A bookstore in the capital’s ultra-Orthodox Mea She’arim neighborhood is struggling against a wave of attacks by a haredi group called Sikrikim (“Sicarii”) that other business-owners have called the “mafia of Mea Sha’arim.”
Since the bookstore, known as Or Hachaim/Manny’s, opened in March 2010, men have smashed its windows several times, glued its locks shut, thrown tar and fish oil, and dumped bags of human excrement inside.
Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger was harassed and had stones thrown at him while leaving the store last year.
The bookstore, located on Mea She’arim Street, is popular with Anglo residents and tourists and carries many English- language holy books and Judaica items in addition to Hebrew books. The harassment stems from the bookstore’s refusal to accept demands made by the neighborhood extremist group, which would require all businesses to observe specific “modesty standards.”
At Or Hachaim, the Sikrikim’s demands include putting up a sign asking customers to dress modestly, removing all English-language books, signs and advertisements, and closing its website, which is in English, all so as not to attract tourists, who are not dressed modestly, said Marlene Samuels, one of the three managers of the bookstore, along with her husband, Manny, and Meir Dombey. Manny Samuels previously ran Manny’s Bookstore, which was well-known in the Anglo community.
“These people are very extreme; they terrorize lots of people here, and they are a very insular group,” Marlene Samuels said. She added that despite filing four complaints with the police and providing surveillance footage that clearly identified four of the men who have been vandalizing their shop, the police has not gotten involved.
“In the last few weeks, the police said they just don’t want to get involved in this neighborhood,” she said.
Jerusalem police said they had only received one report of a violent incident from the bookstore that was filed on Sunday. Deputy police spokeswoman Shlomit Bajshi said that an investigation was opened into the incident but thus far there are no suspects.
She added the police had no other complaints filed about vandalism in the neighborhood attributed to the Sikrikim.
Bajshi denied the allegation by business-owners in the area that the police did not want to get involved in incidents in Mea Sha’arim because of the threat of violence to policemen or widespread rioting.
“We get involved with every incident that people report to us,” she said.
The same group of Sikrikim has also targeted an ice cream store in the Geula neighborhood because they thought licking ice cream cones in public was immodest, Samuels said. Haredi media reported last year that Sikrikim in Beit Shemesh have targeted shoe stores in ultra- Orthodox neighborhoods that refuse to remove heeled shoes from their selection.
Most businesses along Mea She’arim Street display a laminated sign on their doorways requesting that only modestly dressed customers enter their stores, one of the demands by the Sikrikim.
“They asked me to put it up, so I did,” said Shlomo, the owner of a nearby bookstore.
“I don’t look for problems, if I hadn’t put it up there could have been problems.”
The Feldheim Superstore, a large establishment near Or Hachaim that also has large English-language signs outside and many English books, said it negotiated an agreement with a member of the Sikrikim soon after opening a year ago. “We sat and talked with him, and there were a few books they had problems with from specific rabbis,” said an employee who requested anonymity. The store also displays the modesty sign at the entrance. “We came to an agreement, we respect them and they respect us,” he said.
“It’s like the Beduin [cartels] in Beersheba or the mafia in Tel Aviv… you need to deal with what there is, and this is the situation.”
He declined to say whether the store would continue to abide by requests from the Sikrikim if they made more demands about the store’s inventory.
Last Wednesday, the owners of Or Hachaim sat down with Sikrikim representatives to hear their demands, but decided not to accept them.
Two days later, on Friday afternoon 10 minutes before Shabbat, someone smashed all of the windows, sending the managers scrambling to find someone to guard the store over Shabbat.

Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. 6 I say this as a concession, not as a command. 7 I wish that all of you were as I am. But each of you has your own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that.
 32 I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord’s affairs—how he can please the Lord. 33 But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world—how he can please his wife— 34 and his interests are divided. An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord’s affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world—how she can please her husband. 35 I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord.
Ultra-Orthodox men and boys from the most stringent sects have hurled rocks and eggs at the police and journalists, shouting “Nazis” at the security forces and assailing female reporters with epithets like “shikse,” a derogatory Yiddish term for a non-Jewish woman or girl, and “whore.” Jews of varying degrees of orthodoxy and secularity headed to Beit Shemesh on Tuesday evening to join local residents in a protest numbering in the thousands against religious violence and fanaticism.

For many Israelis, this is not a fight over one little girl’s walk to school. It is a struggle that could shape the future character and soul of the country, against ultra-Orthodox zealots who have been increasingly encroaching on the public sphere with their strict interpretation of modesty rules, enforcing gender segregation and the exclusion of women.

St. Paul Wrestles Lilith

Posted on February 21, 2012 by Royal Rosamond Press

Why would Paul suggest a young man not be married? Answer, because Paul’s converts to a Judiac religion believe the world in coming to an end, and thus, they only need wrestle with Lilith.

Jon the Nazarite

 25 Now about virgins: I have no command from the Lord, but I give a judgment as one who by the Lord’s mercy is trustworthy. 26 Because of the present crisis, I think that it is good for a man to remain as he is.

Kabbalah and Sex, part 2

by Jacobus Swart

It would seem the ancient Israelites had a particular horror of nakedness, etc., yet they swore solemn oaths by laying hands upon each other’s penises, and that not even above clothing. It is interesting that, whilst one could lay ones hand on the phallus of another man when taking an oath, it was pretty much taboo laying your hand on another man for sexual reasons, or on your own penis for the same reasons.
Masturbation and “nocturnal emissions” were considered “polluting experiences.” As someone once said: “The seed must not go into the earth, but must go into the womb, because on the Last Day Lilith would collect this spilled semen and turn it into demons.” Actually in some Kabbalistic legends it is believed that Lilith, a female demon and the first wife of Adam, is all the time changing spilled semen into demons, who would haunt the soul of the guilty party after death. This checked back to the Talmudic legend that Lilith lurks around for shed seed, stealing it with which to make little demons in order to torture mankind. Thus in theory man, shedding his seed outside its proper place, would populate the “spirit world with devils!” This is addressed in two specialized works, i.e. The Book of Lilith by Barbara Black Koltuv and The Hebrew Goddess by Raphael Patai.
Even though common or garden masturbation worries few these days, only a couple of decades back people were told it was almost the “Ultimate Sin,” scarcely better than murder. They were told by serious medical men, let alone priests and rabbis, that they would go mad, blind, get terrible diseases, die lingering and horrible deaths – God knows what. Now we might ridicule these old rumours, which in all cases was sheer lack of knowledge of biology, and wrong attribution of cases, since what most of the doctors assumed to be caused by masturbation, was factually inherited syphilis or genetic tendencies attributable to sexual diseases.
The stupid part is that they called it the “Sin of Onan” without having the slightest clue of what Onan really did as reported in the Hebrew Bible. It had nothing to do with masturbation at all. Even the fact that he pulled out during sexual intercourse and spilled his semen in the sand, had nothing to do with it. His sin was theft. Onan broke the law of inheritance by refusing seed to his brother’s wife. His Coitus Interruptus, not masturbation, was purely incidental to the act. Looking closer we notice Onan had stolen the inheritance that should have gone to his brother’s children, since his brother died and did not have children. According Levirate Marriage laws, it was his duty to give offspring to his brother’s wife, technically his sister-in-law, and the offspring would then be considered his brother’s children and heirs. As there was no heir, Onan wanted to grab the property for himself, and therefore, strictly speaking, his sin was thieving from a dead man, and worst of all from his own brother.
It seems that the real reason for classifying infertile sex as taboo and connecting it with succubi and other “bogey-images,” was tribalistic concern with the fertility of their species and the prevention of hereditary diseases. Yet the neuroses caused by all these laws must have been incredible, and did not only affect the secular life and orthodox religion of Jewry, but had a deep influence on Jewish mystics, carrying great guilt for sometimes many years, like in the case of Abraham Abulafia. He was having serious problems with his own sexual drive, and constantly complained that “for fifteen years, the Satan was at my right hand to mislead me.” He used Gematria to show that the Hebrew word Shatan (Satan) had the same numerical value as Zera Lavan (white seed) and Diabolos (Devil). He connected the word Diabolos to Duo Bolos (two balls), thus Satan was in his case his masturbatory tendencies, which left him filled with self loathing and ideas of his body being “defiled with seed” and deserving death since it committed murder, so to speak.
As noted, in traditional Kabbalah, as in orthodox Judaism, masturbation was considered a terrible sin, but whereas in the exoteric Jewish faith it is a sin because of it being infertile, in Kabbalah it was objectionable because of the sexual fantasies invoked during masturbation, which distracted the mind of the Kabbalist from using his imagination towards Higher Spiritual aims. I suppose that it was inevitable that someone would have come up with a “remedy” for this “terrible sin.” Rabbi Nachman of Breslav, the inimitable eighteenth century Chasid and Kabbalist, prides himself on the fact that he managed to discover a method of rectifying the spiritual damage caused through masturbation, i.e. the “Tikkun Ha-Klali.” I am sure this must be a great relief for many who would happily indulge their wildest fantasies with hopes of total restoration through the recitation of special Psalms. From the biographical sources of Kabbalists, it would seem that a number of religionists, other than Abulafia, were faced with a similar dilemma in their lives.
Being aware of Abraham Abulafia’s “personal problems,” sexually speaking, one can perhaps understand why he maintained that “Intercourse is called the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil and it is a matter of disgust and one ought to be ashamed at the time of the act” (Otzar Eden Ganuz). However, as shown in numerous sources, this view was certainly not held by all Kabbalists, even in the thirteenth century of Abulafia.
By the way, the English words “semen” and “sperm,” signifying the fertilising, reproductive fluid of the male animal, originated from the Latin and Greek respectively meaning “seed” and “to sow.” Some of the ancient Greeks believed semen to originate in the brain, from whence it was transported down the spinal column to the genitals, but the germ-cells in the sperm were mostly said by the ancients to be formed from the blood. Thus the ancient Egyptians believed it to be produced in the heart, and accordingly Atum said of semen that “I established it in my heart.” These words derive from the most popular creation myth in ancient Egypt.
Atum, meaning “the Complete One,” was the earlier name for Ra, the High God as the Sun, and although he is spoken of as “He,” the Egyptians saw him as bisexual. It is told in the ancient texts, that he created the first creatures Shu (the Primeval Sky, Life and Eternity, here seen as male), and Tefnut (Order, considered to be female), through masturbation. These gods were held for a long time in the embrace of their father, Atum, while he was passing his vital essence on to them. Then “he puts his penis in his hand that he might obtain the pleasure of emission thereby and there was born brother and sister – that is Shu and Tefnut,” reads the text. This act of masturbation is said to have taken place in the “Primeval Waters,” and interestingly enough, during his creative act Atum was seen to be entirely male, whilst his hand was seen as female. The Pyramid texts talked of Shu and Tefnut being “spat forth,” and here we have some clever puns. The words for spitting in Egyptian are “ishesh” and “tef,” resembling closely the names Shu and Tefnut.
Now, in the Talmud semen was said to be formed from the food man eats but generally in esoteric traditions it was supposed that blood actually turned into seed in the human body, and although they were utterly mistaken biologically, they were mystically closer to the truth than they might have guessed. Semen was believed to consist of two kinds of fluid: 1. “Liquor Vitae” meaning “Life Liquid,” which was said to contain and nourish the sperm cells, and 2. “Aura Seminalis,” an oily, fiery and superphysical substance. Thus, many esotericists believed semen to be a condensation of a spiritual fire.
Again in ancient Egypt it was believed that when a Pharaoh was crowned his blood would be magically combined with the “Sa” or semen of Ra, the Sun God, thus he would be a “Sacred King” ruling with Divine authority. In fact, in the days when Sacred Kings were still sacrificed, some of the very arcane lot believed that the ritual slaying of the Sacred King should be at the very moment of an ejaculation, so that “Blood and Seed” flowed at the same moment. Hence too, the belief that virginity was the essential requirement for receiving the seed of a Divine King, because blood was shed by the girl’s broken hymen, and that could only be done once in her lifetime.
Now, whilst certain Kabbalists extolled the virtues of sexual intercourse, others were quite prudish and even nasty about sex – and women for that matter! Those who aligned themselves with Abraham Abulafia, the famous thirteenth century Kabbalist, and Moses Maimonides, believed sexual intercourse to be a most disgusting activity and the sense of touch to be a vile and evil one. In fact, sex was considered “unclean” amongst many mainstream religionists, who considered it something to be left outside the “Presence of God.” The Kabbalistic arena itself has always been divided between the absolute ascetic and the outright erotic, and human beauty and sensuality were for many actually Divinity in the flesh.
There were, and still are, many Kabbalists who hail sexual intercourse as an extremely high form of worship, and amongst the literature which emanated from this specific faction can be found the very illuminating “guide on sexual techniques” titled “Iggeret ha-Kodesh” (The Holy Epistle). It was originally attributed to Nachmanides, but it appears to have been penned by an anonymous thirteenth century Spanish Kabbalist. Contrary to mainstream Jewish opinion following Maimonides’ very narrow mindset regarding women and sexuality, the author recognized female orgasm and denounced Maimonides. The unknown Spanish author hailed the pleasures of sexual intercourse as well as its spiritual / theurgic values, and the text appears to be on a par with the great Sufi mystic al Ghazali’s “Book on the Etiquette of Marriage.”
In “The Holy Letter” we find wonderful depictions of human intimacy and the sense of touch. The author tells us that “The matter is not as Rabbi Moses [Maimonides] thought and supposed in his Guide of the Perplexed, where he praises Aristotle for saying that the sense of touch is despicable to us. God forbid! That impure Greek is wrong inasmuch as his statement contains an imperceptible trace of heresy. For if he believe that the world was created intentionally [by God], he would not have said this. But we who have the Torah and believe that God created all in his wisdom [do not believe that he] created anything inherently ugly or unseemly. If we were to say that intercourse is repulsive, then we blaspheme God who made the genitals . . .”
I have been told that the sentiments expressed in this quote represent the unique and isolated ravings of an obscure thirteenth century Kabbalist, totally out of touch with the general feeling regarding sexuality in the broader domain of Kabbalah. I was further reminded to consider the sexual purity of “ascetics” like the Holy Ari and his “cubs.” However, it was these very sixteenth century Safed Kabbalists who taught the virtue of sexual intercourse as a sacred act. They were certainly no ascetics. In fact they maintained the Sh’chinah, the Female Counterpart of God, to be represented by all women alive, hence they believed that if you spend your time studying Torah, thus being in the company of the Sh’chinah all the time it was your obligation to give pleasure to your spouse on the seventh day since it was through her that the Sh’chinah or “Divine Presence” came to you. The seventh day, or Sabbath, itself became associated with the Sh’chinah as a “Divine Bride,” and her arrival at the Friday evening meal was greeted with ecstatic hymns, like this one written by Isaac Luria:

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