I don’t like bugs. I don’t know why. Maybe it is because they are mysterious creatures with tiny eyes and scary little legs. Whatever the reason, they make me uneasy. One day at work I was talking to a young man that does like bugs, about my dislike for creepy crawly things. At one point in the conversation he said, “I have respect for all life.” Well that’s a beautiful thing! We should have respect for all life. Bugs are created by God just like we are. We are co-creatures in God’s divine design.
It wasn’t until the next day in Chapel that this statement swirled around in my head and stirred up a question: Is he using contraception? I know he has a girlfriend, I don’t know if they are sexually active (none of my business). But I think he isn’t alone in making statements like this. One of the things that drives me crazy about our culture is how everyone wants to be organic and hug trees and run 100 miles a day, then take a magical pill everyday that alters their body’s chemistry. To truly have respect for life, shouldn’t we be open to it?
I’m sure many who are on the pill don’t consider that one of the ways it works is by thinning the lining of the uterus making it uninhabitable for a fertilized egg, meaning fertilization can take place. I wonder if people consider the fact that with IUDs, the device is making it impossible for the cells to continue to multiply until the embryo eventually dies out of lack of growth space. I wonder if people really know what they’re doing to their bodes and their babies. I wonder if they even care. Some people are only environmentally friendly and organic because everyone else is, it’s the cool thing. But isn’t that just pride? Isn’t contraception just pride? Can we truly say we have respect for all life if we are choosing to pollute ourselves in order to prevent having, not just a creature of God, but a being made in his image?
The Catholic Church teaches against all forms of artificial contraception. God designed our bodies, and the human sexual relationship, with very special intentions. When a mommy and a daddy love each other very much, God blesses them with a little baby. When two young adults love each other, they fornicate, contracept, and abort? Mommy and daddy eat GMO foods grown with pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, and artificial hormones. And here we are (millennials) telling them how bad all this food is for them. Why haven’t our parents told us how bad that magical pill is for us? Probably has something to do with the fact that they are products of the sexual revolution, and we (as millennials) think we have achieved some superior level of intelligence. We’re both wrong. Our grandparents are the truly intelligent ones. They taught us to be frugal, self-sufficient, how to garden, and the joys of waiting until marriage.
In conclusion, I have a respect for all life, I just prefer humans to bugs.
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