I was going to bring this up in the “is it wrong to learn a foreign language” topic but figured a new topic was more appropriate.
It seems the poster asking that question is pondering that since “God created different languages to keep people apart, as punishment for the Tower of Babel”, then therefore it is going against God’s will to learn foreign languages.
Well, if that’s the case, then if God himself either created labor pains or at least increased them as a punishment for Eve, then wouldn’t it be going against the will of God to use any pain medication during labor? Or perhaps even during a C-section? :eek:
Yet, while many seem to hint at this when they extol “natural childbirth”, it seems few would dare come out and state it. I have read however that when anesthetics were first invented, not only Catholics, but other Christians thought it was indeed sinful to use them during labor, because God had decreed women suffer birth pains. And that it was only when famous women such as Queen Victoria announced they had used pain medications, did it become more acceptable.