William - my comments referred both to Fagan's utterances and your supporting post. I've taken far worse stick, and seen writers I admire take far worse stick, on this blog without taking it to heart. Where do you disagree with this brave and honest man of God gveale? This video made me feel as though no matter what I do I will be damned. It's pretty arrogant of gveale to try to challenge him when he hasn't read this mans book. So, in a way, it actually is determined by contraception.
Do you believe in Replacement Theology? This person knows in his conscience that he justly deserves to be punished by God who sees him commit this evil and shameful act, and he also knows that he is committing an inherently evil, shameful and selfish act since he would be ashamed to commit it before other people. One thing that should be said is that Paul VI did not do something new - he didn't on his own authority bring in a new teaching so it is bizarre for Graham to suggest he exceeded his authority. And if thy foot scandalize thee, cut it off. The Life of the Holy Desert Fathers 3. A woman's fertile period is never predictable - so NFP is rarely reliable.
It is for this reason that God is so concerned with our thought life. Chrysostom , because he has neglected to pray; for if he had prayed, he would not have been overcome by his enemies: How on earth is that arrogance? The most frequently confessed "sin" was "impurity" meaning "self-abuse". The danger is that we see nature including sexuality as a blank slate that we should write our own meaning onto. What does Jesus Look like? Bridget , Book 4, Chapter
In course of time, we find the payment of tithes made obligatory by ecclesiastical enactments in all the countries of christendom. If you give them a normative role, I think you're on a slippery slope. Tragically, many persons deluded by the Devil falsely claim that sexual sins and masturbation is no sin at all, while some try to minimize the wickedness of their actions; others still try to blame God for their failings. Do people know that 16 bsihops were added to that Commission, and of then 9 voted that contraception was not intrinsically evil, 3 abstained, and only the 3 curial bishops voted to keep the status quo. Protecting yourself from infection to HIV is surely also an act of self-defence isn't it? Now the principles of reason are those things that are according to nature, because reason presupposes things as determined by nature, before disposing of other things according as it is fitting.