Thursday, February 20, 2014

Recreational organs

Just chatting with a young fellow who is doing the GAP right now and who is meeting and talking with students on a university campus somewhere:
"Many of them have separated sex and reproduction to the point where they actually see them as independent from each other, thus the language of getting 'accidentally pregnant' (did you trip and fall?) and 'I don't know how that happened.' I often have to remind them when they talk about 'recreational sex' that they have reproductive organs, not recreational organs. The level of ignorance is mind-boggling."

Hmmm... what does it remind me of?

I can't quite...

Oh yeah!

Responsible men can become more deeply convinced of the truth of the doctrine laid down by the Church on this issue if they reflect on the consequences of methods and plans for artificial birth control.

Let them first consider how easily this course of action could open wide the way for marital infidelity and a general lowering of moral standards.

Not much experience is needed to be fully aware of human weakness and to understand that human beings—and especially the young, who are so exposed to temptation — need incentives to keep the moral law, and it is an evil thing to make it easy for them to break that law.

Another effect that gives cause for alarm is that a man who grows accustomed to the use of contraceptive methods may forget the reverence due to a woman, and, disregarding her physical and emotional equilibrium, reduce her to being a mere instrument for the satisfaction of his own desires,

no longer considering her as his partner whom he should surround with care and affection.

But of course, the thing we have to remember is that contraception has nothing what. so. ever. to do with abortion.




orthros said...

Ideas have consequences. Go figure.

Paul Van Olson said...

I propose that a problem exists even in the English translation rendering "coniugem" as "partner." Partnerships are negotiated and dissolved as suits the parties.

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Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

Well, I don' t hate *you* William. You're the teacher's pet.

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