When a Man Loves a Woman

"The Age of Jazz has now succeeded the age of the waltz, and we [the devils] now teach men to love women whose bodies can scarcely be distinguished from those of boys.  Since this is a kind of beauty even more transitory than most, we thus aggravate the female’s chronic horror of growing old (with most excellent results) and render her less willing and less able to bear children…As a result we are more and more directing the desires of men to something which does not exist- making the role of the eye in sexuality more and more important and at the same time making its demands more and more impossible.  What follows you can easily forecast!- C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters (1941)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s