WHEN the Creator told Adam that it was not good for him to be alone, and made woman for his companion, the inference is sufficiently obvious that the new being had been created not only with a need and capacity for human fellowship, but, that celibacy, either male or female, formed no part in the primitive scheme of creation.1

1 Celibacy, both in principle and de facto, grew out of a strange and fanatical pro-scription of what, there can be no question of doubt, God specifically ordained. Cradle tt multipticamini was His command to the children of Noah, when they left the ark; and the counter-command of the church, could it have been enforced, would have speedily brought an end to humanity in the world. But God fortified this, as well as every other of His commands, with such natural laws and conditions as to peedily nullify every form of human antagonism; making the sexual instinct far stronger than any mere legal enactment; and proving, in Hie sexual abuses of the convents, those preparatory schools of erotic hysteria, as well as in the masturbation, rapes and adultery of the priesthood, the pitiable incompetency of human wisdom to override any one of His divine decrees.