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First, a couple of disclaimers:
- This isn't basically a political blog, and I don't intend to make it one. The solutions to my nation's problems are mostly spiritual, not political.
- As most of you know, I'm not a Roman Catholic. A number of their beliefs are un-biblical.
As for contraception itself, the Lord said to be fruitful and multiply. He didn't say to "be prosperous and limit your offspring."
The religious laws of the Jews didn't keep a woman pregnant all of the time. The prescribed waiting period for sexual relations after a birth would have kept a couple apart during some of the most fertile times of her life. Now, I don't believe we are bound by all of the uncleanness laws, but I believe that (at the very least) people (and churches and religious organizations and leaders of NON-religious organizations) should be free to follow their consciences on this matter.