Saturday, July 17, 2004

Sex better than money for happiness, say some researchers
That could be true and good if one is romantic about it but:

•Money for survival is a need. Sex is a privilege. Which one can one live without?
•The 'gospel' of sex as the cure-all frankly leaves out a lot of people - the mad, the ugly and the just plain unlucky, for example - while the real gospel of course doesn't.
•One of my literature teachers at uni - one of the last generation of decent RC priests before the new crop of the restorationists today - taught me that mediæval people were more practical and cynical, realizing money can buy sex, and so thought greed was a worse sin than lust.

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