Dave Fortin wrote:
<< This is not to say that the Church did not change its values and morals
as time progressed. It did. But prior to the Council of Trent, this was
not the case at all.
Hey Dave, that was a very interesting post. I had no idea!!
I guess the church in those days had no concept of *performance anxiety* :-)
With the bishop and other members of the flock gawking in anticipation of the
outcome, not to mention the seven women assigned to the task, how could the
poor man possibly rise to the occasion? Put him in a private room with a
couple of those lassies, with scented candles burning and some romantic music
on the stereo....now that would be a real test.
Of course, if the man wanted the divorce, he could, with some difficulty,
overcome the tender blandishments practiced upon him by focusing his mind on
some unsavory image.
One wonders what kind of test might be applied to the distaff side to
determine impotency. Hmmm.