A soul who turns away from You, therefore, lapses into sexual immorality when it seeks, apart from You, what it can never find in pure and serene form except by returning to You.  All those who wander far away and set themselves up against You are imitating You, but in a perverse way.  Yet, by this very mimicry, they proclaim that You are the creator of the whole of nature and that, in consequence, there is no place whatever where we can hide from Your presence. – Augustine (354-430), from Confessions (400)


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