|Harlot Worship - Destiner Press Topics|
"There is danger not only that this trade of ours may come into disrepute...Diana may count for nothing, she may even be deposed from her magnificence, she whom all the world worships... and for about two hours they all with one voice chanted, 'Great is Diana!'" (Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 19, the riot in Ephesus)
"Because you have forgotten me, therefore bear the consequences of your lewdness and harlotry I will thrust you down with those who descend into the Pit, and make you dwell in the nether world I will bring you to a dreadful end, and you shall be no more." (Ezekiel, Chapters 23 through 26)
The world's oldest religion?
The list of harlot goddesses is almost endless. Even more strange is the reverence of them as whores, virgins and respectable mothers all at the same time. Diana (also called Artemis by the Greeks) could be a hunter or a lover, chaste or, as in the Diana described above (whose temple at Ephesus was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world) a sexually gross multi-breasted image. Her souvenir trinkets were treasured across Asia Minor and the Roman world. Venus, Isis, Astarte and the very ancient Ishtar all follow this same pattern of multiple personalities. Ashtoreth of the land of Palestine (Philistine) was similar. Even Solomon the Not-So-Wise sold his soul to her in his dying days.
Today there are no less immoral idols to be adored, especially on screen and in royal houses. Even in church. Yes. Such icons have been carefully designed by Christians and revered by them from the very first century AD, and there is even a special connection to the city of Ephesus in this tale. It is no wonder that the clergy are constantly caught in sexual scandals with their maternal veneration and choirboy fetishes.