Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say: So be it, so be it.
Reading Psalm 105 for meditation today, I came across the name Beelphegor, the baal of the Moabites. This god, who is also a demon, as the gods are demons, demanded sacrifices as well as gross immorality in his worship.
Now, why this struck me today has to do with the overwhelming immodesty I have witnesses on this island. Fair enough, it is 80 degrees, but young and old women alike dress like prostitutes here.
They do not know this, but they have fallen into idolatry. Immodesty causes sex and immodesty is a statement of power--women using a good power to move men to love for selfish and controlling motives. Israel of old picked up the worship of Beelphegor, which included group fornication. God wiped out these idolaters, and St. Paul refers to them in 1 Corinthians.