Is sin sexy?

Original-sin

Is this how you imaging Eve? In researching Christian art I frequently come across highly sexualized interpretations of the temptation of Eve, with artists playing up the possibility that original sin was related to sexual knowledge.

Often this atmosphere is eccentuated by having the snake draped over Eve in ways not normally witnessed outside of exotic nightclubs.

However, given that God instituted marriage in Genesis 2, before sin emerged in Genesis 3, it is clear that this view is seriously unscriptural; that sex was originally sacred, not sinful; that God, not Satan, sexed Eve and Adam up for one another. If sin is related to sex, it is only in the way sin distorted sex.

Sacred is sex without self-centredness.

 

One Comment

  1. I tend to see the temptation of Eve as the breaking of the 8th commandment rather than the 7th. Taking what is not given is theft.
    It is also anti-eucharistic. You can’t give thanks for stolen property.

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