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Protestants and Contraceptionby Joseph Pearce
A friend has sent me an article by a Protestant justifying the use of artificial contraception. Although I did not have the time to address the article at length, I though I'd share my general objection to the article's premises:
The idea that everything is permitted unless it's specifically forbidden in Scripture is a little problematic. Communism is not condemned explicitly by scripture, nor is Fascism, nor is eugenics, nor is gay "marriage". Clearly moral theologians are meant to apply Scripture to present-day dilemmas but the Church, which edited the Bible, deciding which books should be admitted into the canon and which excluded, has the authority to address problems that arise as She moves through history as the Bride of Christ and as His Mystical Body (the "one flesh" which is the mystical marriage between Christ and the Church - the Bride and Bridegroom). As such, the Church's definitive teaching on contraception in
How Did We Lose Our Minds?by Joseph Pearce
What is the mind and how did we lose it? This is the question with which I grapple in my latest article for the Imaginative Conservative:
The Failure of Anti-Semitismby Dena Hunt
The local university here provides continuing education classes for seniors, sometimes off-campus. Yesterday morning a group of us attended a meeting at the local synagogue, led by a very amiable rabbi. He was friendly, charming, happy to demonstrate a shofar, a tallit, a menorah, and of course, the Torah. The talk inevitably involved “anti-semitism,” as it is commonly called and commonly misnamed, and commonly misunderstood.