Gee, can't think of any modern day examples can you?
Posted by Misty Ann Khan on September 09, 1998 at 14:02:37:
In response to Celibates, written by Lesley on September 08, 1998 at 00:21:18
] The thing to remember is that the Church was a political body as well as a religious body and we all know that politics attracts all kinds of unscrupulous, immoral people. ;-) I am thinking in particular of the Borgias- you made want to read some on them. Papa, who was Alexander the something, used his daughter, Lucretia, as a political pawn, dissolving her marriages at will to make other more strategic alliances. Her brother Cesar was also embroiled in political intrigue. I think he was assasinated.
Hmm, can you think of any modern day examples of unscupulous, immoral people in politics? It is good to know some things never change. I have to admit I wasn't thinking in terms of the political power of the church and I knew that a lot of the priests, etc. had closet sexual relations but, I had no idea it was so out in the open. I love your example about this gentleman (I use the term loosely) who sold out his daughter - very priestly indeed.
] The only thing I can remember about medieval marriage customs relates to the Honeymoon, wheich came from honey mead, a kind of fermented drink that the newleyweds would take in order to get over the nervousness of the wedding night.
This too sounds like a tradition that has carried over the centuries. Thanks for the information - very interesting!
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