Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Business Insider And Contraception

I'll wait for the 14 year olds to stop giggling.

Ok, here's a recent article from the BI in support of Humanae Vitae.

It's not so weird that such an article might appear. It's that in a society that claims to value logic and reason so much that we don't see more such articles.That's really all it takes to see that Paul VI (and the centuries of popes and even Protestants before him) was correct.

Consider this snippet:

Today's injunctions against birth control were re-affirmed in a 1968 document by Pope Paul VI called Humanae Vitae. He warned of four results if the widespread use of contraceptives was accepted:

  1. General lowering of moral standards
  2. A rise in infidelity, and illegitimacy
  3. The reduction of women to objects used to satisfy men.
  4. Government coercion in reproductive matters.

Does it really take a slide-rule and a PhD to figure out that all this has come to pass?

A couple of things on this note.

First, have you ever read Humanae Vitae? If not, why not? It's not long at all. Give it a few minutes of your time.

Second, are you familiar with the historical Protestant perspective on contraception? Check out Godly Seed by Dr. Allan Carlson. Regardless of religious affiliations, this is a must-read book for any Christian as it will at least force to the surface questions of how what was so widely believed could be so quickly shelved.

Third, what are the arguments against the above two views? Some sort of outmoded "there are too many people" argument from The Population Bomb? How tenable are these views now? Or is it simply based on the notion of "people should do whatever they want"? If this is the case, how is this different from just a simple "non serviam"?

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