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Love thy neighbour and thy wife

Whatever your religious persuasion, we might all be able to agree on the misinterpretation or bad acts of translation that some books undergo: from clean, innocent suggestions of phrases becoming suggestive, inneundo-laden comments to the burgeoning desires between young couples becoming rampant romp-fests. Seriously, that's why more young people than you think hang out in libraries.

Enter two scholars who have interpreted the bible as suggesting that sex outside of marriage isn't *that* bad, which provides the earnest reader with a variety of examples of sexual deviants that proceed to get jiggy with it or deal with sexual encounters in a non-marital way, the Daily Beast reveals.

Abraham fathers children with Sarah and his servant Hagar. Jacob marries Rachel and her sister Leah, as well as their servants Bilhah and Zilpah. Jesus was celibate, as was Paul.'

'Husbands, in essence, owned their wives, and fathers owned their daughters, too. A girl’s virginity was her father’s to protect—and to relinquish at any whim. Thus Lot offers his two virgin daughters to the angry mob that surrounds his house in Sodom. Deuteronomy proposes death for female adulterers, and Paul suggests 'women should be silent in churches' (a rationale among some conservative denominations for barring women from the pulpit)'.

With all the shagging on the downlow, it's little wonder that women were talking so much in churches to begin with!

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