I have a question for those who don't use birth control for religious reasons. I'm not really talking about those who believe the pill causes abortions, can't take hormones, etc. I'm talking about those who believe that God does not want us to use any type of birth control at all.
Because in Genesis he said "Go Forth and Multiply"? We have a serious over population problem in this world, God may have changed his mind here. How do we know that He did not assist those scientists who developed bc?
Because we should have all the children He wants us to? Are you saying that you don't believe God (who initiated a virgin birth) could overcome birth control and have you become pregnant if he really wanted you to?
I have a real problem with this because so many are coerced into having multiple children that they can't afford and don't really want because they feel its what God wants.
Asked by Anonymous at 9:34 PM on Mar. 13, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by humaniterian87 at 9:54 PM on Mar. 13, 2009
Answer by eringobrough at 11:08 PM on Mar. 13, 2009
Answer by eringobrough at 11:13 PM on Mar. 13, 2009
Answer by Koukla12905 at 9:29 AM on Mar. 14, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:23 AM on Mar. 14, 2009
Also, isn't NFP pretty much the same thing as any other BC? Either way, you are trying to keep from getting pregnant. Why is one ok and one isn't?
With NFP a couple is choosing not to have sex at a certain time. A couple can choose not to have sex many reasons. But when the couple does choose to have sex they are not actively trying to prevent conception so they are still open to the possiblity of life. They may not conceive - but the act itself is still open to life. Just like a couple that had medical problems - they can have sex but may not conceive and that is fine. We don't have to conceive every time we have sex.
ABC is being anti-procreative. Instead of choosing not to have sex, a person wants to have sex but avoid the responsiblity of procreation. They are actively trying to frustrate the main purpose of why God gave us sex.
Answer by eringobrough at 11:34 AM on Mar. 14, 2009
Answer by Kassey713 at 12:51 PM on Mar. 14, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 2:13 PM on Mar. 14, 2009
Eringobrough... So, every married couple should stop having sex unless they're willing to have multiple children?
I never said that (in fact I was quite clear that wasn't the case). If you need to space children you can use Natural Family Planning. (Check out the link - NFP doesn't mean you can't have sex at all - you just abstain when a woman is fertile which is only a few days out of each month.) There has been a ton of scientific advancements in helping us understand a woman's fertility. NFP can be as effective as the pill. That way each sex act is open to life.
Answer by eringobrough at 3:25 PM on Mar. 14, 2009
Does intention not matter? If you are using NFP, your intention is to not get pregnant. What if you have very valid reasons not to get pregnant - money issues, health issues, etc?
Yes intentions matter. If someone is using NFP for selfish reasons it's wrong. But there are very valid reasons for needing to postpone pregnancy and in those cases NFP is fine. The intention is be responsible parents with NFP. The intention with ABC is avoid the natural consequences God intended for the sex act.
Answer by eringobrough at 3:34 PM on Mar. 14, 2009
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