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Thursday, December 08, 2005

The relation between chastity and orthodoxy

"There was a direct, intimate connection between chastity and political orthodoxy. For how could the fear, the hatred and the lunatic credulity which the Party needed in its members be kept at the right pitch, except by bottling down some powerful instinct and using it as a driving force? The sex impulse was dangerous to the Party, and the Party had turned it into account.” George Orwell, 1984.

....Now, this got me thinking that there are several organizations that look on chastity as a value of the greatest importance. Namely the Catholic Church…
Coincidence perhaps?


Blogger Goncaluskas said...

No, it is not a coincidence. In my modest view what the catholic church is trying to do is to separate man from god and man from animal. As libido is, as far as the catholic church is concerned, an animal instinct, the church endeavours to separate man from animal bt denying on of the animal kingdom most base instincts.
The members of the clergy rise then to a a level (morally)somewhere between normal (animal) man and god

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