[quote=ImperialPhoenix]As a Non-Denominational/Unaffiliated Christian, I have no stance on Contraception.
I read your post script. Welcome! You have made a large leap(from agnosticism to Christianity) - that is great. I don’t know if you have an interest in the issue of contraception per se, but you did post and you do say you are searching for a home.
One thing you may find interesting is what the reformers thought about contraception. They weren’t indifferent. To my mind it would be hard to put my trust in a denomination started by someone who blatantly opposed what that denomination now teaches or fails to teach. Do ya get my drift? Just thought it might save you some time in your search for a home…heres the link from the CA homepage:
The apostolic tradition’s condemnation of contraception is so great that it was followed by Protestants until 1930 and was upheld by all key Protestant Reformers. Martin Luther said, “[T]he exceedingly foul deed of Onan, the basest of wretches . . . is a most disgraceful sin. It is far more atrocious than incest and adultery. We call it unchastity, yes, a sodomitic sin. For Onan goes in to her; that is, he lies with her and copulates, and when it comes to the point of insemination, spills the semen, lest the woman conceive. Surely at such a time the order of nature established by God in procreation should be followed. Accordingly, it was a most disgraceful crime. . . . Consequently, he deserved to be killed by God. He committed an evil deed. Therefore, God punished him.”
John Calvin said, “The voluntary spilling of semen outside of intercourse between man and woman is a monstrous thing. Deliberately to withdraw from coitus in order that semen may fall on the ground is doubly monstrous. For this is to extinguish the hope of the race and to kill before he is born the hoped-for offspring.”
John Wesley warned, “Those sins that dishonor the body are very displeasing to God, and the evidence of vile affections. Observe, the thing which he [Onan] did displeased the Lord—and it is to be feared; thousands, especially of single persons, by this very thing, still displease the Lord, and destroy their own souls.” (These passages are quoted in Charles D. Provan, The Bible and Birth Control, which contains many quotes by historic Protestant figures who recognize contraception’s evils.)