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Note from the chapter Pure Desire in Sex In History

The Church attempted to destroy all Cathar documents, and until recently, our knowledge of their doctrine and rites was confined largely to the accusations of the Church: thus, like the early Christians, they were accused of sexual licence (though in fact they were extremely ascetic) and of sodomy and other crimes. Recently, a number of genuine Cathar documents have been found and a certain amount of research has been done, and the real nature of their creed is becoming clearer .

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