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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 3 years ago

was the ancient town of Pompeii thought by Christians to have been destroyed by the volcano because it was a sex /prostitution town?

Update:

was the ancient town/city of Pompeii known for being a sex city like Amsterdam? or was it just like any other city town in Ancient Rome? is it not thought to be coincidental that it was a prostitution, sex town?

BTW, WHY IT WAS LIKE THIS ESPECIALLY? WHAT WAS SPECIAL ABOUT ITS LOCATION MAYBE TO MILITARY BARRACKS? OR TRADING CITIES?

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  • Alesha
    Lv 7
    3 years ago
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    If you're looking for another Sodom no. Actually many cities in the Roman Empire were just like it, it wasn't out of the ordinary. If you're looking for a real sin city, Corinth in Greece was notorious throughout the empire as a hot bed of licentiousness. The Temple of Aphrodite was there and the method of sacrifice was simply donating to the temple priestess' which included the donator getting something in return. The term "porneis" came from the process. Pompeii was simply cursed by being built right next to a volcano which was known to blow up on occasion. They knew about it even then.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Just a normal town.

  • 3 years ago

    no

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Old religions and cultures always found a way to blame the victims who were hit by natural destruction and defeat in war. If it was a moral victory over the sinful pagans or whatever, then it reassured the populace that they were safe, which made the populace trust in the institution and give all of the power and authority to it.

    I'm not aware that it was specifically a "sex or prostitution town". It was a fancy vacation town full of resorts for the wealthy really. It had port access but not really anything significant to offer in trade or power to be invaded. In my opinion, it was a way for Christians much later to point out the defeat of those who persecuted long ago-dead Christian martyrs. All of Rome was writhing with prostitution and the city of Rome itself was probably the worst though maybe not the worst in the world. Later under Christianity and the rule of popes and principalities/powerful families, it was probably hardly better.

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  • xyzzy
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    Pompeii was no more or less a sexual town than any other Roman town.And remember that in 79 AD Christians were a very small sect in Italy.

  • 3 years ago

    Most modern Christians agree that Pompeii was destroyed due to its proximity to a volcano, while some Christians attribute it to God's judgement using its sexual art to base their argument.

    Source(s): Even if Pompeii was a righteous town, it would still be destroyed because of the volcano's timing. The same can be said about other catastrophic volcanic eruptions, such as Stromboli and Krakatoa.
  • 3 years ago

    no, the town was built too close to the volcano

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    no

  • 3 years ago

    Pompeii seems to have been a town just like other towns.

  • I know a couple that visited what's left of Pompeii last year, there are still phallic symbol statues that line the walkways (giant sex organs). I won't post them because they are too graphic. But that town was basically a sodom and gomorrah. I don't know if it's why they were destroyed but it could have been. Pompeii had not been converted to Chrsitianity yet at the time of eruption which was 79 AD

  • 3 years ago

    Of course not. It was destroyed because it was located near a volcano.

    Source(s): Eastern Orthodox Christian
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