There are no whores.
There are only those who are willing to see whores.
There are only those who are willing to name someone a whore.
There are only those who turn another into a whore by the way they treat them.
No one willingly signs up for whoredom. They are placed there by their fellows. If they seem to go willingly into the paradigm, it is because they don't understand or believe in their options. They don't feel strong enough to get out.
There are no whores. Having sex with someone does not make you a whore. Having sex with many different people does not make you a whore. Having sex in exchange for money or some other material good does not make a person a whore. Having sex without first a wedding does not make you a whore.
In fact, a 'traditional wedding' IS the payment of money (bride price) for exclusive sexual access to a woman's body**. Consent not always needed from the bride. The father sold her to a highest bidder. As well, a woman was trained to expect economic support or exchange throughout the term of the marriage from the husband. He gives the money. She gives the body (sex). The reason marriage is thought of as a contract is--*cough* because it is *cough*. (Life by contract! What??!?) The only difference between a traditional whore and a traditional wife is the length of time. You can have her for a night, at that price. Or you can have her until she dies, at that price. (No worries, you can have more than one wife!) But she can be owned one way or the other. (I do not support weddings because to me a wedding is, in plainness, a mechanism of slavery and whoremongering. I cannot support such things.)**Females are not the only ones whoremongered; males are also.
But there are no whores.
There are only those who create whores of another--either by our thoughts, our words, or our behavior (or all of the above). There are no whores, but there are whoremongers. Whoremongers, all of us.
There are no whores. There are only men and women. There are only children. There are only sacred human beings with unlimited sacred potential. There are only precious persons.
There are those who can see this. There are those who can't or won't and who tell lies, such as, "She's a whore." (What comes out of our mouth cannot describe another. What we speak can only describe ourselves and what kind of fountain we are. (see Moroni 7:11, James 3:11, Jeremiah 6:7)) When we describe the measure of someone (=judge them), it doesn't define them. It defines us. Others are not defined by OUR INABILITY to understand their nature correctly. (see Dr. Steve Maraboli))
Most of us haven't been taught that we even have options of how to see the world. We think we have to eat the dish that was served to us (poison) instead of ordering something else (healthy).
Those of us who choose to see evil in a place, cannot see God in that place (1 Corinthians 13:5: thinketh no evil). God in the whore. Only God, and no whore. The pure in heart SEE God. The only person whose heart-eyes you are responsible for is yourself--are you pure in heart; or are you a whoremonger?
“If a man’s mind becomes pure, his surroundings will also become pure.” ~ Buddha
“A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.” Goethe
"All I ever really want to know is how other people are making it through life—where do they put their body, hour by hour, and how do they cope inside of it." Miranda July
Those who are trafficked for sex, or even the girl (or boy) in our high school who participates in sexual activity (without being bought i.e. had a wedding)--these are called whore and they are cast out of the community. They are considered tainted.
But let us ask--tainted by what? Tainted by us. If they have been 'lain with', they have been 'lain with' by us. Who else is there? How dare any one take the position of carrying all of our sins!! How dare anyone have the position of comforting the big pain hole where our love is supposed to be!!! This amazing person--we cast him or her out. Whore.
Jesus was humbled by the whore who anointed him. He received her gifts and her touch, and asked his community fellows if they could SEE her.
The body is not carnal. Sex is not carnal.
The body is innocent. Sex is sacred.
"But yet the body is his book.” ― John Donne
“The body is a sacred garment.” Martha Graham
Whoremongering is not about sex, in any case. It is about violence. It is buying and selling the sacred. It is about enslaving another to what is unhealed in us. It is rape. Rape with money. But the pimp (the other whoremonger) gets the money. The boy or girl just gets raped.
To whoremonger is to misunderstand and/or deny who we and others really are.
To forsake whoremongering is to understand and make a commitment to who we really are; and to become fully responsible about what we are willing to do to ourselves and to others. We come to understand that each of us are the holy of holies, and that we would never desecrate this temple with moneychangers, thieves, and brutes.
“[Cast our crown out of Heaven and minister] to those who beneath the covering of the world upon them. See who they truly are: Children, scattered and in need of home.” Janet Abigail
There is a story that Allah spoke to one of his messengers and showed the messenger some jars. Allah told him, "These are my jars." Upon hearing this, the messenger was in awe of the jars and very protective. He stood watch over the jars every day, and cared for them, kept them clean. But after some days, some people came and smashed the jars. The messenger was heartbroken and distraught that all of God's jars were shattered. But when the messenger spoke to Allah, he found that Allah was a little angry with him. The messenger didn't understand at first. Allah told him, "You stood watch over these jars day and night and you are weeping horribly when some jars were broken. But these are just jars." Allah said, "You will serve me when I tell you about jars, but you have not served me when I told you about my people--the men and women. Have you watched over them? Have you cried and tried to mend them, when they were broken?" After the this, the messenger repented and went to take care of the people instead of the jars.
Categorizing someone as a whore is to be angry with them or shun them for breaking a jar. They may have broken a jar (or not)--but we are breaking people if we discard them instead of continuing to include them in the community, and finding a way for us all to heal. Watch over the people, not over the jars. Cry over broken people, not broken jars.
What is the least among us, IS us. It shows what we have not yet ministered to yet in us. If we have those we call whores, it is because we have not yet un-become whoremongers. And why are we these whoremongers? Lost in such madness?
The antidote of whoremongering is to remember. Always remember him. Remember the sacrifices of the lamb, the innocent. Remember the sacrifice of innocence. Remember the body and the blood--broken and spilt. And who are such horrors perpetrated upon? The Anointed. The Son. The Daughter. REMEMBER ME.
"Qiyamat (Resurrection) is the removal of the law . . . the Beloved can now be observed and adored even and especially within each person. Qiyamat is the end of Forgetfulness. It is the Remembering and the Resurrection of the True Self." see the Moorish Science Temple
Remember that I am the whore, the leper, the criminal, the tax collector . . . remember that I am THAT I am. That one, and that one, and that one! I am ALL the I am's. FIND ME EVERYWHERE. And until you do, you will have found me no where. Because you will be crying over jars.
There are no whores.
But let us forsake being whoremongers. Let us worship instead of money-change within the temple of ourselves and one another. Let us not oppress our fellow beings--not by thought, not by word, not by deed. No harming. No casting out. Let us not crucify lambs.
Let us remember.
There are no whores.
There are only Sons and Daughters.