December 2, 2005
i think we should be able to use birthcontrol
I have no problem whatsoever with Christians or any other people using birth control. I do have a problem with the rather small current within the larger feminist trend that for a time asserted that "babies are a drag" and it was a positive good to never have one. I love babies. However, our biology is geared to the fact that for most of human history, and for most of biological history, whether that is 6000 years or 3 1/2 billion, a good half of babies delivered would die before reaching adulthood. As recently as one hundred years ago, you could expect a large part of your kindergarten class to be dead before you turned 18, if you were one of the lucky ones to survive. The fact that we can prevent so many deaths that used to be routine, the fact we can thus treasure every individual life, means that we have to be careful not to overcrowd our already overcrowded planet. The end result of not caring about this at all is, things will get so crowded that individual human life will have next to no value at all. As for individual family planning, its not a bad idea to be ready to give your child the best, but it is true that raising children is a tremendous amount of work, and will absorb a huge portion of parental attention for twenty years or so. That is one of our reasons for being here. No only do individuals need to accept and embrace that, so does our culture and economy, particularly employers. No, the company does not come first, the family does, and with that understood, punctuality is a reasonable virtue to expect.
God said that we are to be fruitful and multiply.Â I don't recall ever reading about birth control in the Bible.Â We must stand on the Word of God and walk by faith and not by sight.Â We must accept all of His gifts... Yes, children are a gift from God.Â Many people wish they could have them!
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