[quote=Elizabeth] I wanted to share my conviction as to why it is *not *God’s plan for us to use contraception:
We can stop a human life God has purposed, before or after conception - through contraception or abortion (in some cases like The Pill, one and the same). Either way, we interfere with lack of trust and take control over domain which is solely God’s - the purpose and planning of reproduction.
As for the implementation, that’s where we come in!!
i don’t know much and i’m just trying to learn but here’s my take on this:
it is possible for man to reject god’s plan and thus, “interfere” with god’s plan but if you apply that argument to contraception, one would have to logically admit that even NFP used to space births for valid (for so it seems to us humans) reasons could very wellbe putting a spanner in god’s plans. who’s to say, god might have wanted a child born at a particular time at a particular place but the designated couple honestly thought that the time was not right!!
yet, the church says NFP for valid reasons is licit
thus, i would think that this argument cannot be applied here. as i said, i’m not sure because the converse that contraception will not interfere with god’s plans does not seem to me as being completely right either
perhaps it is good to note that the main reason the church rejects contraception is that it separates the unitive and procreative aspects of sex as is clear from humanae vitae