Thursday, 18 December 2014

The spirit of harlotry: Harlots are not victims but sirens

Harlotry is increasing. ‘Prostitution’, as it is argued, victimises women and is a tool by which men abuse women. Is this really the case?

‘Prostitution’ is often thought of as a political issue, one that concerns personal interests and what is perceived to be ‘equality’. However, very rarely do people think about the morality and ethics of prostitution. The morality and ethics of prostitution with respect to ‘prostitution’ legislation is one has been politicised. As a result, the much of the modern ‘prostitution’ legislation is questionable at best, sinister at worst.  Whether harlotry is right or wrong, is a question of morality, not politics. Politics is never absolute.  Morality, on the other hand, is that which is absolute or else it fails to be morality, but politics. Harlotry is clearly a sin.

The question that must be asked is who the victim is and who is the predator.  Owing to the application of the harm principle which purports that as long as one does not ‘hurt’ or ‘harm’ anyone, one has done nothing wrong, modern society has failed to understand who is the real victim and predator. 

The question that arises, therefore, is what does it mean to be ‘hurt’ or ‘harmed’? Modern society generally deems the harlot to be ‘hurt’ or ‘harmed’ because she is used by fools of clients who pay her to engage in sexual activities but yet recognises payment of money to her as one that “forces” her into sex. Such is the ways of the mammonised society – one that is so enslaved to serving mammon that there mere offer of money is deemed to be a means of ‘coercion’ of providing services. It sees nothing wrong with her harlotry because it supports and celebrates its fornication and adultery. The moral innocence of harlots is questionable.  She is sexually immoral, if not more immoral than her foolish victim of a client.

The prostitute is the woman in Proverbs 7 who seeks unsuspecting men who lack knowledge:

For at the window of my house I looked through my casement, and beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding, passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house, in the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night: And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart. (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:  Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)  

So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him, I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows. Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee. I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt. I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.  Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves.  For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey: He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed. With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him. 

He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;  Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.  Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth. Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths.  For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her.  Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death (Proverbs 7:6-27).

She is an evil woman who has lead many strong men to their deaths, by using her sexuality and exploiting his weakness. The client is one who is being enticed sexually, falling into a trap in which he is a surety.  Hence, this is why harlotry is an industry  – it has a demand because people are willing to pay to indulge in sexual immorality.

The Nordic model which prides itself on ‘equity’ seeks to criminalise the client, and not criminalise the prostitute. She is treated by the law as though she is an innocent victim. While she may indeed be used by others for sexual gratification, she is a predator. She is a predator by virtue of another seeking to indulge in sexual immorality with her.  As strange as it sounds to the modern mind which is so entrenched in the belief that sexual immorality is ‘liberating’, prostitutes, despite being trafficked, are predators in what they do – they seduce foolish men who do not know about the perils of indulging in sexual immorality. These men are then trapped into paying money for prostitutes, and their families and marriages experience a death knell as a result of one sexual encounter with a prostitute.  The Nordic model, is therefore, is based on a twisted notion of ‘equity’; equity is achieved even when unsuspecting fools are victimised.

By virtue of this twisted notion of ‘equity’, the Nordic model legitimises women’s use of their sexuality to exploit unsuspecting men financially, and to destroy their marriages and families.  These women then have the legalised excuse to argue that, because she had been offered money for sex, she can then seek to have the client, who would usually be a man, to be fined or placed in jail. Offering people money for sex is despicable. However, it is even more despicable to use exploit this fact and pretend that one had ‘no choice’ but to engage in sexual activity when money is given, to seek for others to be jailed or fined. This is because one is causing others to sin and deliberately leading them to Hell. This is the real face of the Nordic model.

It is only moral that harlotry be criminalised. Any other alternative is immoral as it would be support of sexual immorality. One needs to realise that these women are not victims, but predators. Such is the spirit of harlotry, one of deceives by claiming to be a victim but leads unsuspecting men to Hell. The harlot is a flatterer and a deceiver who loves to control.

The harlot should heed the following warning from Jesus: But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea (Matthew 18:6).

Those who cause God’s children to sin, for example, fall into sexual immorality, will be held accountable by God and justly punished for doing so.