Mad About Sex
Someone asked me with regard to the ever-increasing confusion about sex, "On what grounds should you expect non-Christians to act like Christians?" There is a simple answer to this question: on the grounds of what is called natural law, the law of God written in the hearts of all men—and which to follow leads them to Christ, its fons et origo.
The truth behind the pagan maxim, Quem deus vult perdere, prius dementat is much on my mind these days: Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad. What we have in the sexual madness of this age is not in the first instance un-Christianity, but anti-human. This is why sodomy used to be referred to in English law as the "abominable (contra-human) crime against nature." This opposition to man and nature should immediately tell us where it all comes from—of which gods we are dealing with.
S. M. Hutchens is a Touchstone senior editor.
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