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Geldings are Fruitful?

by on October 3, 2015

Geldings are Fruitful?
And all the time—such is the tragi-comedy of our situation—we continue to clamor for those very qualities we are rendering impossible. You can hardly open a periodical without coming across the statement that our civilization needs more ‘drive’, or dynamism, or self-sacrifice, or ‘creativity’.

In a sort of ghastly simplicity we remove the organ and demand the function. We make men without chests [hearts] and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.

We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.
— C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

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