1 The Gospel of Eve Promoted Free Sex
I think it would be interesting to start our odd but true facts with a little known gospel. How well do you know the New Testament?
There is a Gospel of Eve that is an almost entirely lost text from the New Testament apocrypha, which may be the same as the lost Gospel of Perfection. It is not part of the canonical Bible, and probably for a very good reason.
This Gospel of Eve was used by some to justify free love. To be more precise, they used the Gospel of Eve to justify coitus interuptus and swallowing semen as a religious act, similar to the Etoro tribe in Papua New Guinea.
Some Gnostics had the belief that, as flesh is evil, you should simply acknowledge it by engaging in sexual activities. Needless to say, this interpretation was not taken well by the religious leaders of the time. But if it were widely adopted it would have made Sunday mornings a lot more interesting.