put it into its original context 2500 years ago!
eunuchs weren't eunuchs because of cancer, or surgery for a specific problem then, usually castrated early enough to have hormonal consequences and for a specific purpose such as to guard female royalty, or other social task. sometimes impotent men were called eunuchs although I don't know if that was the case here, and it may of come about because of the function in society, but havn't read the origin story to confirm this.
Annabel wrote:It makes no sense to me why an eunuch shouldn't be allowed to be ordained.
The testicles could be removed due to cancer or an accident, or whatever.
Likewise, if a woman had the uterus removed, can't she become a nun then?
This seems absurd to me.
I thought being ordained means chastity and celibacy anyhow, an asexual life.
So why would it matter??
How come Angulamalas can ordain, and people with sexual organs missing can't ?
That is not logical.