papalagi (papalagi) wrote,

Thomas S. Szasz, M.D. (1920 – 2012) The Manufacture Of Madness 1970

A Comparative Study of the Inquisition and the Mental Health Movement
Part II The manufacture of madness
10. The product conversion—from heresy to illness
...In English-speaking countries, the connection between heresy and homosexuality is expressed through the use of a single word to denote both concepts: buggery. The double meaning of this word persists to this day. Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (Third Edition) defines "buggery" as "heresy, sodomy"; and "bugger" as "heretic, sodomite." The word is derived from the medieval Latin Bugarus and Bulgarus, literally Bulgarian, "from the adherence of the Bulgarians to the Eastern Church considered heretical."

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