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LESSON-1-2
LESSON-3
LESSON-4.1
LESSON-4.2
LESSON-5.1
LESSON-5.2
LESSON-6.1
LESSON-6.2
LESSON-7.1
LESSON-7.2
LESSON-7.3
LESSON-8
LESSON-9
LESSON-10.1
LESSON-10.2
LESSON-11
LESSON-12
LESSON-13.1
LESSON-13.2
LESSON-14
LESSON-15.1
LESSON-15.2
Contraception
The Sex Life of the Gods. Michael Knerr. CHAPTER-1
CHAPTER-2-3
CHAPTER-4
CHAPTER-5-6
CHAPTER-7-8
CHAPTER-9-10
CHAPTER-11-12
CHAPTER-13-14
CHAPTER-15-16
CHAPTER-17-18-19

her part unhindered in the case of the lower animals, and man should use 

her principles as a foundation upon which to build a structure which 

reason and intelligence should supply the materials. Instead of this, 

man too often discards Nature's plain rules entirely, and also refuses 

to use his reason, and, instead, allows himself to be ruled by selfish 

inclinations and desires, and ignoble motives. 

 

To those who may ask: "But why should we give all this time, care and 

trouble to the young of the race--what is their claim upon us that 

demands so much of us in return for so little on their part?" the answer 

is plain. We should do this not alone because of the natural feeling of 

love for our own offspring which is innate in all normal human beings, 

but we should also do this because we owe a duty to the race in and 

which we are units--a duty which demands that we supply to the race the 

best material, and only the best, for its preservation, continuance, and 

betterment. 

 

The spirit of the age is pointing out the direction indicated by 

Eugenics and scientific Birth Control. And it is a spirit in which the 

best mental and spiritual powers of man are called into action. A new 

consciousness--the "race consciousness"--is awakening within the best of 

the race, and accompanying it is a new CONSCIENCE--a "race 

conscience"--is manifesting within us, and is giving the individual a 

sense of right and wrong toward future generations, just as his 

earlier-awakened social conscience has opened his eyes to his duties 

toward his neighbors. 

 

Man is beginning to feel that all men are his brothers, and that the 

future generations of men are in a sense his children. The new ideal of 

"Let us build posterity worthily" has begun to supplant the old narrow 

idea humorously expressed in the famous bull of Sir Boyce Roche, who 

said, "Why should we do anything for posterity--what has posterity ever 

done for us?" 

 

As Dr. Saleeby has well said: "If the struggle toward individual 

perfection be religious, so assuredly is the struggle, less egoistic 

indeed, toward racial perfection. * * * And they that shall be of us 

shall build up the old waste places; for we shall raise up the 

foundations of many generations." 

 

And in all this, also, we find ever present the distinctive note of 

modern thought, viz., "NOT MORE CHILDREN, BUT BETTER ONES; NOT MORE 

BIRTHS, BUT LESS DEATHS AND MORE SURVIVALS; NOT NUMERICAL BIRTH VALUES, 

BUT QUALITATIVE BIRTH VALUES AND NUMERICAL SURVIVAL VALUES." 


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