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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Excerpts from Orthodoxy, by Gilbert K. Chesterton, 15

I could never mix in the common murmur of that rising generation against monogamy, because no restriction on sex seemed so odd and unexpected as sex itself.
Keeping to one woman is a small price for so much as seeing one woman. To complain that I could only be married once was like complaining that I had only been born once. It was incommensurate with the terrible excitement of which one was talking. It showed, not an exaggerated sensibility to sex, but a curious insensibility to it. A man is a fool who complains that he cannot enter Eden by five gates at once.


Orthodoxy, first published in 1908, by G. K. Chesterton, is in the public domain, and available from Project Gutenberg. The previous post in this series is here.  Thanks for reading! Read Chesterton.

2 comments:

Russell Purvis said...

Great book. Thanks for posting these

Martin LaBar said...

You are welcome, Russell.

I've got quite a way to go, in posting most of the book, in short bites.