The deification of desire

The ancient pagans, when a temptation or sin became too much for them, rather than continuing to recognize it as wrong, proceeded to exalt this sin as a god. Hades was a greedy and rich god, Aris was the god of war and Aphrodite was the god of beauty, desire, sex and love. Aphrodite had many lovers among the gods and the mortals.

In our day and age, the deification of desire still occurs. Jesus tells us, “Where your treasure is, there will be your heart also.” (Luke 12:34). Many people are still willing to practice idolatry by the attention and craving for money, power and sex. The use of terminology such as ‘sex god’ is typically characteristic of how this process can occur. When a sin overwhelms us it can be exalted in the time and energy we use to give it praise.

Thanks and a tip of the beret to Robert Colquhoun at Love Undefiled blog.

Dieu le Roy!

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