Friday, August 14, 2009

Salt Peter: 1896

The question of diet has much to do with purity in the child, as well as in the adult. This, also, is acknowledged in the Scriptures. The Lord has always provided unstimulating food for his children. All sciences recognize this truth, and every physician of experience will tell you that the unnatural, stimulating diet of today is largely to be blamed for the alarming prevalence of social impurity. Tea, coffee and spices, and more especially the free use of eggs and flesh meat, irritate the nervous system and inflame the passions....

Dr. J. H. Kellogg, in his work entitled "Social Purity," says: "Simplicity in habits of eating, and the avoidance of all stimulating foods, are, with the exception of religion, the most powerful of all aids to purity of life; and, in addition, are most potent correctives of impure tendencies when they are once developed."

--From the educational pamphlet How shall we preserve the purity of our children?--

Who would have thought that cornflakes were supposed to keep you from touching yourself?

Also, what is with that advertisement? A woman is the corn's "sweetheart"? I don't even want to think about how that works.

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