Does Miriam Santiago’s sex after death have a biblical basis?

Sen. Santiago may be brilliant senator but not a Catholic theologian.  She rants:

“I am not afraid to die but I’m afraid that there might be no sex after death. I have thought and thought about the matter and have reached the conclusion that yes,  there’s sex after death but you cannot feel anything,” she said to laughter.

If one reads the Bible, Jesus was asked a similar question:

“Teacher, Moses said, ‘If a man dies 16 without children, his brother shall marry his wife and raise up descendants for his brother.’25Now there were seven brothers among us. The first married and died and, having no descendants, left his wife to his brother.26The same happened with the second and the third, through all seven.27Finally the woman died.28Now at the resurrection, of the seven, whose wife will she be? For they all had been married to her.

This is what Jesus replied:

 “You are misled because you do not know the scriptures or the power of God.30At the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage but are like the angels in heaven.

No marriage, no honeymoon in heaven.  Angels do not engage in sex, because they were instantly created by God before the world began.  There are no male and female angels. Angels don’t get pregnant and have a baby angel.  Baby angels only appear in iconography as heads with wings.  They have no bodies because they are disembodied spirits.  They have faces because they are persons.  They have wings because they can move from one place to another with the speed of thought.  So Miriam is wrong: there is no sex after death, even after the the resurrection of the dead when the bodies are united with the spirit.

The only angelic beings who engage in sex are demons: the Succubus and Incubus.  Succubus appears not in the bible but in medieval folklore: they are demons who appear as beautiful women in order to have sex with men.  Their male demon couterparts are the Incubus (a bad name for a musical band).

There is also sex after death in the form of necrophilia, such as when a man rapes the body of a woman who died. Miriam is right: the woman will not feel anything.

About Quirino M. Sugon Jr
Theoretical Physicist in Manila Observatory

22 Responses to Does Miriam Santiago’s sex after death have a biblical basis?

  1. Ferdy R. Valdivia says:

    An article written by Peter Kreeft would be an interesting read. He talks about “Is There Sex in Heaven?” The first question Santiago should ask is whether she will reach that destination. As Jesus said, “It would be easy for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle..” than for a senator to go to heaven.

  2. Quirino M. Sugon Jr says:

    Here’s the Peter Kreeft article: http://www.peterkreeft.com/topics/sex-in-heaven.htm

  3. Torontonian says:

    “There are no male and female angels, and female angels don’t get pregnant”

    This is actually not a contradiction. It simply means that there are no hermaphrodite angels.

  4. This is the typical of a scenario where when one speaks, because of such person’s prominence, there can be the wide benefit of education; or, as in this case, misinformation and distortion, especially about the subject of sexuality – as understood by the Catholic Church – and not the mere physical, often sinful, articulation of secular personalities. As, it is, she provoked laughter – she often does – but disorient many to the point of affecting the very culture that is already permeated with shallowness and vulgarity.
    As one of the Comments suggests, they should read Peter Kreeft’s online article, http://www.peterkreeft.com/topics/sex-in-heaven.htm
    But perhaps even more important, especially to Miriam – yes, ‘the blind leading the blind’ can and does include those the world consider ‘highly intelligent’ [God’s foolishness is wiser than the wisdom of men] – one must read the Theology of the Body of Pope John Paul II. Even if this material does not specifically discuss ‘sex in heaven’, it orients the person reading towards a lifestype that can eventually prepare her/him for heavenly desire…where s/he will have a perfect understanding of heaven.
    http://www.theologyofthebody.net/
    http://www.ewtn.com/library/papaldoc/jp2tbind.htm
    Miriam, of course, unlikely to do that [read the volume of ‘Theology of the Body’ even as she claims to be ‘broad-minder’ [haven’t we seen enough of those ‘broad-minded’ who refuse to read the Church documents?]. And that is where the ‘offering up of sacrifices’ of simple, ‘naive’, ‘unintelligent’, unknown poeple comes into play as they ‘pray for the coversion of sinners…like the ‘intelligent’ Miriam.
    How dreaded it would be when we will be made to account for the gifts and talents GIVEN us – not of our own making out of nothing – ‘to whom much has been given, much is expected’.

  5. errata/correction:
    “…where s/he will have a perfect understanding of heaven.” should read “…where s/he will have a perfect understanding of sex and sexuality.”

  6. Quirino M. Sugon Jr says:

    Torontian,

    I removed the word “Female” from “Female angels” to avoid ambiguity.

  7. Torontonian says:

    “Torontian,

    I removed the word “Female” from “Female angels” to avoid ambiguity”

    I was just teasing. :-)

  8. Ben Langcuyan says:

    “Angels do not engage in sex, because they were instantly created by God before the world began. There are no male and female angels, and female angels don’t get pregnant, and have a baby angel. Baby angels only appear in iconography as heads with wings. They have no bodies because they are disembodied spirits. They have faces because they are persons. They have wings because they can move from one place to another with the speed of thought.”

    >> Angels are different from persons. Angels didn’t came from mankind. So don’t be IDIOT!!!

  9. Quirino M. Sugon Jr says:

    Ben,

    You don’t understand iconography–the art that seeks to express divine realities in pictures–because Islam forbids symbolic representations using living things and objects. Sorry for being an idiot, but what is a person? For Catholics, God, angels and humans, are different kinds of persons.

  10. Ben says:

    Quirino M. Sugon Jr said: “For Catholics, God, angels and humans, are different kinds of persons.”

    In islam, it is too. Like the God — Creator of Heaven and Earth, cannot be a human. For He alone deserves to be worship. But you Catholics, worships a human (e.i. Jesus). You also pray to Mary, “Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinner . . . ” Why, how weak is your God! Can’t He directly accept/hear what everyone is praying? Weak? By the way, it also said in ur Bible that ur God rest.

    “By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.” ~~ Genesis 2:2

    Therefore, ur God is NOT Powerful enough. And reporting the God to be also resting like human is a BLASPHEMOUS act.

  11. Ben says:

    Oooppsss, sorry. I’m becoming out-of-topic. Hahaha. Maybe the Angels are laughing at this right now. Hahaha.

  12. Quirino M. Sugon Jr says:

    Ben,

    Our God is all-powerful and that includes sharing in our suffering in the Person of Christ. If you believe the Bible, this is what the Bible says:

    “For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with the wisdom of human eloquence,* so that the cross of Christ might not be emptied of its meaning.j 18The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.k 19For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the learning of the learned I will set aside.”l 20Where is the wise one? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made the wisdom of the world foolish?m 21* For since in the wisdom of God the world did not come to know God through wisdom, it was the will of God through the foolishness of the proclamation to save those who have faith. 22For Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom,n 23but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,o 24but to those who are called, Jews and Greeks alike, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. ” (1 Cor 1:17-25)

  13. Ben says:

    Your god is all-powerfull. No, he is not. He rest (Genesis 2:2). Resting is one of creation’s weakness and natural attribute, particularly humans and animals. If he is a real, he won’t have any weaknesses.

    He is unjust. He let a soul suffers for mankind’s sin? But Jeremiah 31:30, strongly stress: ‘everyone will die for his own sin.’

    Visit this site: http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/jim_meritt/bible-contradictions.html and hurry revising your so called Holy Bible so that it will lessen it unending errors and contradictions!

    Don’t misunderstand what I am putting here QMJr., every time I comment(?) here does not mean I am convincing you to embrace Islam instead, for God said:

    “There shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of] the religion. The right course has become clear from the wrong. So whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah has grasped the most trustworthy handhold with no break in it. And Allah is Hearing and Knowing. ” ~~ Qur’an 2:256

    THERE’S NO COMPULSION IN RELIGION.

    Good day QMJr :-)

  14. Bruce in Iloilo says:

    Ben’s comments about God resting are flawed because they are based on an incorrect understanding of language, including the meaning of “rest”

    First, like most English words “rest” has multiple meanings. Yes, someone can rest if they are tired, but that is only one meaning. A lawyer may rest his case, meaning he is done. You may rest the spoon on the saucer, meaning that you are using it now. Then there is an “arm rest”. The modern word(s) “rest” comes from the Old English and means, in part, “intermission of labor”. (See Etymonline.) The sabbath is a “day of rest” meaning it is a day without labor, during which one is supposed to worship God, not a day for sleeping.

    In short, rest means in this case to stop because His work of creation was done.

    Second, he does not realize that God does not exist in time. He created the entire universe, including time, which includes “days”.

    Third, Genesis was not written in English but is a translation. To put too much emphasis on a single word is therefore simply wrong. It must be understood in context, including how words change in meaning over time.

    So, to Ben I say “give it a rest, man.” :) (Sorry I couldn’t resist.)

  15. Torontonian says:

    Great points Bruce. I believe that God, in his infinite power, could have created the whole world in an instant by blinking an eye. The Genesis narrative of creation to explain creation in terms that human beings can understand.

    God did not have to create the whole universe in the sequence described in Genesis, He chose to. In God’s infinite wisdom (and perhaps to teach us) he chose to do it as per Genesis. God know our weaknesses as human beings and perhaps his message of “rest” is for us. Perhaps He is telling us that to live our life fully, we have to set aside one day in seven for rest and worship.

  16. Ben says:

    If ur Bible is really a word of (the real) God, he does not commit an error. why argue of the very clear word?

    Bruce, have some rest and think it deeply. :) (Sorry I couldn’t resist too.)

  17. Ben says:

    Its like in boxing, u are already been decisioned by the referee as Knocked Out. But still insisting u are not. OMG!

  18. Ben says:

    and bruce, so u said, then what word ‘rest’ in the bible means? huh? if he is the real God, he wud describe Himself in an erroneous way!

  19. Quirino M. Sugon Jr says:

    Ben,

    If you don’t believe the Bible, don’t use it as basis for proving that it predicts the coming of Muhammad as the Last Prophet. Otherwise, all your arguments will be meaningless.

  20. Ben says:

    Bruce of ILOILO: “Ben’s comments about God resting are flawed because they are based on an incorrect understanding of language, including the meaning of “rest”

    First, like most English words “rest” has multiple meanings. Yes, someone can rest if they are tired, but that is only one meaning. A lawyer may rest his case, meaning he is done. You may rest the spoon on the saucer, meaning that you are using it now. Then there is an “arm rest”. The modern word(s) “rest” comes from the Old English and means, in part, “intermission of labor”. (See Etymonline.) The sabbath is a “day of rest” meaning it is a day without labor, during which one is supposed to worship God, not a day for sleeping.

    In short, rest means in this case to stop because His work of creation was done.

    Second, he does not realize that God does not exist in time. He created the entire universe, including time, which includes “days”.

    Third, Genesis was not written in English but is a translation. To put too much emphasis on a single word is therefore simply wrong. It must be understood in context, including how words change in meaning over time.

    So, to Ben I say “give it a rest, man.” :) (Sorry I couldn’t resist.)”

    My further reply: “So, u would just leave ur comment without leaving what that word ‘rest’ in the Bible means?” (Maybe u are still resting ur mind finding a way how to answer it: Ano tana ayhan ang boot ipasabot sang ‘rest’ nga na nga ‘word’ sa Bible man? Garilibog na ulo ko.”

    ————————————————————————————————————-

    QMSJr said: “If you don’t believe the Bible, don’t use it as basis for proving that it predicts the coming of Muhammad as the Last Prophet. Otherwise, all your arguments will be meaningless.”

    My reply: “Not all part of the Bible are fully ‘corrupted’ . . . I believe, it still contain some of the original old teaching, until it was altered by early ‘Christians’ . . .

    “Muslims also believe that God revealed a holy book to Jesus called the Injeel, some parts of which may be still available in the teachings of God to Jesus in the New Testament. But this does not mean that Muslims believe in the Bible we have today because it is not the original scriptures that were revealed by God. They underwent alterations, additions, and omissions. This was also said by the Committee charged with revising The Holy Bible (Revised Standard Version). This Committee consisted of thirty-two scholars who served as members of the Committee. They secured the review and counsel of an Advisory Board of fifty representatives of the co-operating denominations. The Committee said in the Preface to The Holy Bible (Revised Standard Version), p. iv, “Sometimes it is evident that the text has suffered in transmission, but none of the versions provides a satisfactory restoration. Here we can only follow the best judgment of competent scholars as to the most probable reconstruction of the original text.” The Committee also said in the Preface, p. vii, “Notes are added which indicate significant variations, additions, or omissions in the ancient authorities (Mt 9.34; Mk 3.16; 7.4; Lk 24.32, 51, etc.).”

    ————————————————————————————————————-

    U know well that the Bible u are using today is undeniably CORRUPTED/CHANGED/ALTERED/OMITTED (w/ words), it is up to u if u still follow it. Good day my fellow Sons of Adam.

  21. Dolph says:

    You took Senator Santiago’s comment too seriously. If you read between the lines, and if you know her for sure, then you might have grasped her way of speaking. I believe, she’s just trying to make a comic statement about death…. Don’t be too serious guys.. But on the one hand, its good to have read this article about sex after death.

  22. [defenderben] says:

    Thank u, Dolph.

    x———————————————————————————————————————————–x

    Does the Islamic Paradise really contradict the Bible’s Paradise? Will there be physical pleasures in Heaven?

    Visit: http://www.answering-christianity.com/bible_errors_regarding_heaven.htm

    Note: Ben = [defenderben]

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