Voltaire also refers to the jesuits in a way that implies that they are sodomites and pedophiles. Voltaire makes a point that the natives are animalistic by having sex with monkeys. Maybe he is trying to promote its acceptance, or diss the Jesuits. This response only further compares the monkeys to natives. Voltaire also brings up homosexuality many times. I think that Voltaire is trying to use sexuality as an insult.
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This is why I think that Voltaire is not saying that the natives are lesser. Maybe that is the point Voltaire is trying to make with bestiality: that everyone should be accepting of other people's traditions. This response only further compares the monkeys to natives.