Friday, July 8, 2011

C.S. Lewis on the popularity of strip clubs

baconYou can get a large audience together for a strip-tease act—that is, to watch a girl undress on the stage. Now suppose you come to a country where you could fill a theatre by simply bringing a covered plate on to the stage and then slowly lifting the cover so as to let every one see, just before the lights vent out, that it contained a mutton chop or a bit of bacon, would you not think that in that country something had gone wrong with the appetite for food? And would not anyone who had grown up in a different world think there was something equally queer about the state of the sex instinct among us?

“Sexual Morality” – part 2
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (Harper Collins Edition 2001) 96.

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