To understand reality is not the same as to know about outward events. It is to perceive the essential nature of things. The best-informed man is not necessarily the wisest. Indeed there is a danger that precisely in the multiplicity of his knowledge he will lose sight of what is essential. But on the other hand, knowledge of an apparently trivial detail quite often makes it possible to see into the depth of things. And so the wise man will seek to acquire the best possible knowledge about events, but always without becoming dependent upon this knowledge. To recognize the significant in the factual is wisdom. Dietrich Bonhoeffer:


Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.---RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.---ABRAHAM LINCOLN
There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state to another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.---ALEXANDRE DUMAS
“It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones" --- Alexander Solzhenitsyn quotes (Russian novelist, Nobel Prize for Literature (1970), b.1918)
“Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.” ---Kahlil Gibran

Thursday, June 16, 2011

BIRTH CONTROL is an offense

It's not the first time I heard of contraception being a sin. Way back Theology classes on Morals and Sins, the issue was already discussed and had been cleared as far as the Catholic faith is concerned. The Church identifies SINS in accordance to the Holy Bible and  on how they are based of  erroneous  and false MOTIVATIONS along with sin's  adverse EFFECTS that ultimately harm any human being.

The Catholic Faith puts high value and respect for Human Life. Her rules and commandments set the very FUNDAMENTALS on the love of God, self and neighbors. This means anything that  is unnatural which harms humanity is condemned.

 Real Catholics believe in Family Planning and proper spacing of kids, and in a simple note if there's this desire of controlling birth, consistently one has to control and stay away of doing a thing that may cause that thing one avoids. In simple terms, if one has no intention of pregnancy then just  refrain from sexual relations.

But then, this isn't what's happening with the modern society where many seems to fall an adherence and  rather cling to devices which  believe work as  ceasing  the natural body  system and functions.  And we all know that when anything  normal  is interfered with  anything synthetic,  they do produce side effects.  Unfortunately with contraceptions, this doesn't stop at harming the person but  these further do KILL  the unborn.

Many would have believed as the Pharmas or contraception companies  both advertise and  market  that artificial birth controls  "prevent" but actually work later in the stages of human development which  makes the supposedly "prevention" to "killing". Going back to the teachings and the Catholic dogma of  giving value to human  life, absolutely contraceptions  are unacceptable.

Motivation wise, if there's this desire of not getting pregnant then there's no reason of doing acts that make this so. What is the difference of engaging in sexual activities when one knows she can be pregnant yet still do it, or do the act when one is definitely safe? Having the intention of not getting pregnant but still DO the act yet  preventing it is different from having the intention of not getting pregnant and NOT DOING it.

Sexual intercourse is  a LIFE GIVING ACTION. If a couple simply chooses not to have sex then they are not preventing  any possible baby which is far different from a contracepting couple  that takes the steps to contracept sexual intercourse.  Choosing not to cause a baby and preventing  a possible baby are never identical. This is where the motivation issue comes in and SIN is identified.

Finally, good readings can provide how people's mentality - contraceptive mentality to be specific is definitely an  assault to genuine motivation. This  has created major breakdowns in people's lives, families, society, and relationships. It is also to blame for  murders on  the youngest member of the human family. Awfully, a self-infested carnage on life's intangibles and priceless.  These detrimental repercussions  are of domino effects which aren't within reach as far as damaged control is concerned. It's not of  losing hope, this just needs time to correct and recover.

Real birth control is self-control and this works well with  the NATURAL value of discipline, sacrifice, responsibility and faith. Certainly, not the pills nor any other artificial devices.

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