I am a hopeless cut and pastier, but when I read such articles as these, so much better than I could write, I feel that I must do so, Fr Dwight Longnecker really nails it this time, I am posting his latest two posts together, they compliment each other too well to not do so.
Contraceptives and the Economic Collapse
Everything is connected and it may sound absurd to link contraception with the economic collapse, but think about it:
History will look back and decide that artificial contraception was the most radical and earth shattering invention ever devised by mankind. When the link between the sexual act and procreation was broken it not only changed our sexual behavior, it changed everything.
Most importantly, it changed the way we think about ourselves and our actions. The links between our actions and their natural consequences were broken. We began to expect that we could have whatever pleasure we wanted when we wanted and how we wanted and that we could avoid all the consequences of those actions. In sexual behavior it seemed to be so.
We became gods. We could do anything and have anything and we could avoid the cost. Extrapolate this mentality to the economic sphere and you'll see what I mean. We told ourselves that we could have anything we wanted instantly simply by taking out another loan. If we were the lenders, we insured ourselves against loss in case those loans were not re paid.
The responsibility could always be shifted. The 'problem' could always be solved. Paying the price could always be delayed. We could just re-finance. Just as we got instant sexual gratification for free, so we thought we should have everything else instantly for free.
How different our mentalities would be if we still understood that every time a man and woman come together a baby might be made. If we lived that way we would have to grow up and be more sober about all things. We would have to take responsibility, and if we did not the consequences would meet us very soon.
Instead we have become a society of spoiled brats. Stamping our feet and demanding instant gratification and entertainment and pleasure, and believing that somebody else somewhere will pick up the tab.
Where did it come from? I realize the causes are complex, but a contributing factor is artificial contraception which changed the way we think and respond at a very profound level.
UK Teens having Abortions Soar
Saturday, February 28, 2009
UK Teens having Abortions Soar
This article from the Daily Telegraph records the soaring rate of teen pregnancies in the UK. They have the highest rate of teenage girls getting pregnant in the developed world, and half of them now end by killing the baby.
The pro aborts actually say publicly that the 50% abortion rate is a good thing because the stigma of abortion is being lifted. Meanwhile the government ministers admit that the trend is 'disturbing' and believe the solution is yet more explicit sex education, more free condoms and other contraceptives.
It's madness: Keep doing the same thing and expect a different result. "Oh. Throwing that gas on the fire didn't make it go out!! I guess we didn't throw enough. Let's get that big barrel of gas over there and throw that on."
Even accepting the premise that contraceptives are ok (which I don't) the whole scheme is just about as stupid as stupid can be. Do these people not understand what it is like to be a teenager? Haven't they read all the studies that explain how the male teen mind does not have the chemicals to adequately connect actions with consequences?
It was summed up by a friend of mine, "Geesh, my teenaged son can't even put his socks in the laundry basket when he takes them off. Does anybody think he will remember to put on a doodad before jumping in the sack? Once he and the girl have had a couple of drinks the idea of responsibility is totally out the window