Mark Twain’s Letters from the Earth, Letter 3

Consider this quotation from Mark Twain.

Exerpt from Letter 3:

Adam and Eve entered the world naked and unashamed—naked and pure-minded; and no descendant of theirs has ever entered it otherwise. All have entered it naked, unashamed, and clean in mind. They have entered it modest. They had to acquire immodesty and the soiled mind…. A Christian mother’s first duty is to soil her child’s mind, and she does not neglect it.

See also:
Letters from the Earth: Science and diseases
Letters from the Earth: Man’s ideas about heaven


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