"The Enemy's demand on humans takes the form of a dilemma; either complete abstinence or unmitigated monogamy."
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"We have done this through the poets and novelists by persuading the humans that a curious, and usually shortlived, experience which they call 'being in love' is the only respectable ground for marriage; that marriage can, and ought to, render this excitement permanent; and that a marriage which does not do so is no longer binding."

zfamily.jpg"...He introduces into matter that obscene invention the organism, in which the parts are perverted from their natural destiny of competition and made to cooperate...thus producing the Family, which is like the organism, only worse; for the members are more distinct, yet also united in a more conscious and responsible way."


The following scene is from The Family Man. Jack Campbell, a career driven man, fell asleep and was shown what his life would have been like if he had married the woman he loved instead of living for money. He wakes up a changed man, and chases down the woman he left 13 years earlier.



"Now comes the joke. The Enemy described a married couple as 'one flesh.' He did not say 'a happily married couple' or 'a couple who married because they were in love,' but you can make the humans ignore that. You can also make them forget that the man they call Paul did not confine it to married couples. Mere copulation, for him, makes 'one flesh.' You can thus get the humans to accept as rhetorical eulogies of 'being in love' what were in fact plain descriptions of the real significance of sexual intercourse. The truth is that wherever a man lies with a woman, there, whether they like it or not, a transcendental relation is set up between them which must be eternally enjoyed or eternally endured."


The following scene is from The Story of Us. Ben and Katie Jordan have been married for 15 years, and they fight like cats and dogs. While their kids are away at camp they decide to get a divorce, and now they have to sit their children down and tell them about their decision. This is the final scene of the movie when Katie breaks down and decides that she doesn't want a divorce.


"...any sexual infatuation whatever, so long as it intends marriage, will be regarded as 'love,' and 'love' will be held to excuse a man from all the guilt, and to protect him from all the consequences, of marrying a heathen, a fool, or a wanton. But more of this in my next."