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When Christianity made up its sex rules

Let’s talk about “porneia”

When you sign up for Christianity, the faith is explained as a lot of rules about sex. God hates people having “bad” sex—sex that’s “immoral.”

That seems clear, for example, in 1 Corinthians 6:18: “Flee from sexual immorality.” The Greek word here is porneia.

And its meaning, interestingly, is unclear.

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