Continuing the discussion from Is it a mortal sin to work as a cashier at a place that sells condoms?:
Fornication is a sin. Contraception is a sin. That’s the rubric through which I approach the question. Are people committing two sins if they fornicate with condoms? It would seem that since the abortifacient (sp?) possibility is a non-issue with them that they’re moral. NO, THAT DOESN’T MITIGATE FORNICATION! They still block the procreative nature of the sexual act, but they also help reduce the spread of diseases and creating a previously non-existent soul that has the deck stacked against him/her. YES, THE OBVIOUS ANSWER IS TO NOT FORNICATE! I can’t quite wrap my brain around it and am merely soliciting feedback. Is it something simple like giving us free will even though he knows we’ll sometimes abuse it?