Thursday, August 21, 2008 10:37:14 AM
Actually, they did. Pedastry was considered a form of marriage. Temporary marriage, but marriage nonetheless. Also, the Romans did have regular gay marriage. Several emperors married men in the same way they married their wives. Marriage has been redefined by every culture, every religion, every nation throughout history. To cling to the idea that it has only ever and should only ever be One man and One woman is not only insane, it's an insult to human history.
Thursday, August 21, 2008 7:00:23 AM
Anish - I never knew these Ancient Greek philosophers were gay...
You've clearly not read enough Greek history or philosophy. And neither have the guys doing this video. There WERE women in the later Olympic games, and they were clothed. The men still did everything naked. Greek culture was very gay. Between pedastric relationships, Plato thinking an army of male lovers would be unstopable leading to the Golden Band of Thebes, Poets claiming that Eros (the god of love) fanned the flames of passion between men, and anal penetration after wrestling to further prove dominance, Myths about gods getting it on with other gods and mortal men alike (Ganymede)...lets just say that Meet the Spartans was more historically accurate sexually than 300. It is only in the last 1700 years (under Christian rule) that the world has gotten so uncomfortable with all sex, let alone gay sex.