Religion: The New Religion?

What is truly new today is that there is a new religion. In a few words, it is the general feeling that no one is really healthy without a fully developed sex life.

This spiritual bulletin appears in France's "Christian review" Esprit (most of whose editors are Roman Catholics), in a special issue devoted to La Sexualité. The magazine's contributors take it for granted that a "sexual revolution" has taken place, citing, among other examples, the "new wave" of French films. The new sexuality is a result of 1) the Industrial Revolution, which emancipated women economically, and 2) the "greatest biological invention...

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