8th deadly sin

«In different parts of the world various expedients have been resorted to overcome this reluctance to marriage among the better sort of men. Christianity, in general, combats it on the ground that it is offensive to God - though at the same time leaning toward an enforced celibacy among its own agents. This discrepancy is fatal to the position. On the one hand, it is impossible to believe that the same God who permitted His own son to die bachelor regards celibacy as an actual sin, on the other hand, it is obvious that the average cleric would be damaged but little, and probably improved appreciably, by having a wife to think for him, and to force him to virtue and industry, and to aid him otherwise in his sordid profession.»

H. L. Mencken - in In Defense of Women, The feminin mind, The effect on the race.