Nov 03, 2019
"...Marquis de Sade was a chemical determinist in a philosophic sense. De Sade's books alternate between pornography and philosophy. The former provides the excitement, the vehicle to get across the philosophic concept. His point was very simple and yet very profound: Nature has made the male stronger than the female, and therefore it's right for the man to do anything he wants to the woman. This is the basis of sadism. In other words, in a deterministic system whatever is, is right. Once one accepts the presuppositions of determinism, whether chemical or psychological, values and morals disappear. All that remain are sociological, arbitrary absolutes."
~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, He is There and He is Not Silent