They say there are three subjects one should never raise at a dinner party: sex, religion and politics. However, since the same social protocols have not yet made it into the blogosphere, and to spice things up a bit, I’ve decided to tackle one of these hot topics today: sex.
Timothy Winter, a leading Islamic scholar and Cambridge academic, recently spoke in an interview with The Independent about what prompted him to convert to Islam. Part of his conversion, he claims, was due to the different attitudes to sexuality between Christianity and Islam. “In a Christian context,” he says, “sexuality is seen as a consequence of the Fall, but for Muslims it is an anticipation of paradise.”
Is Winter right? Is this the Christian view of sexuality? No doubt there are many who share his views or impressions regarding a Christian attitude to sexual pleasure. There have been Christians in…
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