Sex, Food and the Catholic Church

“It’s the strangest thing about this church: it is obsessed with sex, absolutely obsessed. Now they will say we with our permissive society and our brute jokes are obsessed – No! We have a healthy attitude. We like it, it’s fun, it’s jolly, because it’s a primal impulse. It can be dangerous and dark and difficult – it’s a bit like food in that respect only even more exciting. The only people who are obsessed with food are anorexics and the morbidly obese. And that, in erotic terms, is the Catholic Church in a nutshell.” (Stephen Fry on Intelligence Squared, The Catholic Church Is a Force for Good, 2009)

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