March 18, 2014

Quotes of Note

When I was a small boy in grade school, we had no cartoons of naked men and women, boys and girls, strutting and slouching across the pages of “health” books. We had no sly suggestive come-ons into the world of porn and trivial sex. We were not encouraged to abuse ourselves, or given hints as to how many ways we could do it, or with whom. We did not know that our bodies were tools for mutual and meaningless seizing and consumption.

We were not, in other words, the objects of massive, publicly sponsored, selfish, soul-flattening child abuse.

Anthony Esolen.  Even the pagans had the sense that the innocence of childhood needs to be fostered and protected

Posted by Jill Fallon at March 18, 2014 5:09 AM | Permalink