Contraception, Round Two

My friend, the good deacon Dana, posted a link to an article by a Protestant essentially espousing the Roman Catholic view of contraception. The following is my initial response.

First, I am absolutely in agreement with Elliot Bougis’ conclusions. Second, I am not so sure about his premises. He makes lots of plausible connections, but I’m finding it hard to see the cause-and-effect relationships.
For example (and this may be the biggest), because contraception was invented, homosexual sex is thought by Christians to be no big deal. That’s acceptable as far as it goes, but it says nothing about Christians using contraception. The misuse of something (or its idea) does not negate its use. That’s a simple principle that should be always taken into consideration in areas such as this.
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Fun With Bumper Stickers 1

So this pizza guy backs into my car last night, and as I’m taking down his insurance information, he notices the sticker on the back of my car, which reads: “The ACLU: We don’t hate religion. We just hate Christianity!” (Get yours here!) He then says, sort of offended, “Dude, I’m a Christian.” Not realizing what he was looking at, I said, “Are you?” But then I realize what he’s saying, and I told him that it’s sarcasm, but he still doesn’t get it. Anyway, the point of this is that I never thought that so many people would not get the joke. More than one person has assumed that I represent the ACLU and that, because of my other sticker, I am a JOhn KErry supporter. (Get yours here!)
But if I can get people to associate “ACLU” with “anti-Christian” (regardless of what they think of the guy in the green VW), my sticker will have accomplished at least one of its purposes (the other being to tweak ACLU supporters).
[I have a feeling this will become an ongoing series of posts, hence the “1”.]

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Britney and Kevin

Britney Spears is engaged. Balaam’s Ass site does not consider this news to be blog worthy. However, a fact about her new beau draws some interest. Kevin Federline, the man who asked Britney for her hand, has a child with another woman. And this same woman is expecting another Federline child next month!