As I talked about in my last post (here), my argument against the Catholic Church’s teaching on contraception was already beginning to fall apart. I learned that God’s kingdom has no room for sexual relations outside of marriage due to the fact that such relations amount to no more than one person using another for their own personal pleasure. It is the objectification of one of God’s creatures for the purpose of our own self gratification – unacceptable. As for the use of contraception inside of marriage, there is also no place in God’s kingdom for this. This takes the complete giving of one to another and reduces it, holds something back. Due to the loss of the procreative nature of the relationship, the sexual act can once again be reduced to sheer self gratification, even inside marriage.
I am not giving up quite so easily, however. Continue reading