Sunday, November 12, 2006

Random thought - Zohar v. Romance of the Rose

A fundamental difference between Zohar and the Romance of the Rose:

Zohar uses sex as a metaphor for talking about God; the Roman uses the task of explaining God as an excuse to talk about sex. This is a reflection of a fundamental difference in mindset wherein one tradition regards sex as a commandment, and something any man beyond a certain age would be familiar with, while the other tradition regards sex as something forbidden that can only be talked about behind a veil of piety.

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