The husband and wife were having difficulty in deciding what to give up for Lent, but finally, in a fervent spirit of atonement, they agreed on sex.
As the weeks slowly passed, they began to regret their choice but still stuck to it, sleeping in separate bedrooms and also locking the doors to control temptation.
Finally, the glorious Easter sun rose, and the wife was awakened by a series of thunderous knocks on her door.
“Oh, George,” she called out, “I know what you are knocking for!”
“You are damned right!” he yelled back. “But do you know what I’m knocking with?”
This is natural. Man is the only perverted animal on the earth. All kinds of perversions…. And for centuries you have been conditioned to be very cold about sex. And because you are cold about sex, you are cold about everything else. Your very source of warmth disappears.
Sex is the source of life. It is how god creates existence. It should be respected, worshipped. It is sacred. Sex is the most sacred phenomenon in existence, because it is the base of all life. If life is not sacred, then sex is not sacred. If life is sacred, then sex is sacred.
But the politicians and the priests conspired against man. The politician wanted soldiers. The priests wanted stupid slaves, obedient people. Destroy the dignity of man and he easily becomes an obedient slave. And the best way to destroy his dignity is to make him fight against himself. He starts feeling guilty because he cannot conquer.
Now, how can you conquer sex or food? If you fight with your sex you are dividing yourself into two persons: you are becoming split. You are willingly entering into the world of the schizophrenic. You are becoming ill and diseased. Fighting with your own energy you can never be victorious. Fighting with your own energy is as if you are making a great fight between your right hand and left hand. Who is going to win? Nobody can win. Just your energies will be dissipated, you will become weaker.
And a greater thing will happen, of far long range consequences. If you cannot win against your sex you will start feeling so guilty, so ugly, so condemned, so unworthy, that you will be ready to bow down to any stupid person.
Anybody who can be a good pretender, a hypocrite, will become your leader politically, will become your priest religiously. All that he needs is hypocrisy, all that he needs is cunningness, all that he needs is a facade to hide behind.