Saturday, December 17, 2011

Know them by their fruits indeed

As our economy dies along with our morality, it is good to see that another way Protestantism has helped in this is to re-read Pope Paul VI's encyclical "Humanae Vitae"

"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."

Sadly, almost ever Protestant denomination followed the Anglican lead in the notion that somehow artificial birth control is a right, instead of a direct middle finger to God's will (pun intended). Just as early in the 20th Century they turned their back on Christ's forbidding of divorce, they also rejected God's desire for human procreation (and the signs are clear that most sects will also accept Homosexuality and Abortion within the next 25 years).

Only one Church follows faithfully (and with real authority) Christ's teaching today, as it did yesterday, as it will tomorrow.

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