Posted by: akostecka | July 23, 2008

The Meaning of Life

You gotta hear this address from Christopher West called “God, Sex and the Meaning of Life: An Introduction to Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.”  Listen to it from your computer or download it to hear it on a device.  If you are a parent, please hear this before your kids and tell me if it’s something you would share with your kids, if you’re a teen, tell me what you think.

 

If you like what you hear with Christopher West, he has a series of articles on Humanae Vitae upon it’s 40th anniversary since publication in 1968.  The first article is entitled, “Contraception and Cultural Chaos” that explains the connection between contraception and abortion, divorce and homosexuality.  Here’s a snip:

When Margaret Sanger and her followers started pushing contraception in the early 1900’s, wise men and women – and certainly not just Catholics – predicted that severing sex from procreation would eventually lead to sexual and societal chaos. Today’s culture of adultery, divorce, premarital sex, STD’s, out-of-wedlock births, abortion, fatherless children, homosexuality, poverty, crime, drugs, and violence was all foreseen.
What’s the connection with contraception? While today’s societal chaos is certainly complex, the following demonstrates the “inner logic” of contraception’s contribution. People are often tempted to do things they shouldn’t do. Deterrents within nature itself and within society help to curb these temptations and maintain order.

See for yourself, it is amazing because it is true.  Also, see this illustration from One More Soul:

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