The following text has been removed.While the story has frequently been seen as a story about masturbation, it would more probably seem to refer to coitus interruptus. As a result, it is not entirely clear what sin god thought was sufficient to kill poor Onan for. Historical interpretations have differed. Was it for masturbation? For coitus interrupts? For trying to get round the marriage customs? For being selfish and not wanting to give his brother's wife an heir? Or perhaps he was just in a bad mood that day? The fact is that there remain doubts about what was the exact nature of the "crime". I shall reinsert later unless there are objections.--Bob_M (talk) 15:18, 2 August 2007 (CDT)
Easy, tiger - I hit "save" instead of "preview." More coming... ;) --Robledo 15:34, 2 August 2007 (CDT)
Not entirely sure "rich creamy helping of God's loving wrath" is in good taste, considering the subject matter.