As sarcastic as this may sound, please know that I pose this in all seriousness. I just have a brief question for those that believe the use of birth control is interfering with “God’s will.” (And Yes, I plan to ask this question on EWTN Catholic radio). Think about this.
Can God break a condom?
Before you answer, let me explain. Many Catholics and other religious groups often try sexual methods referred to as “Natural Family Planning” (NFP) in an effort to further intimacy without interfering with “God’s will.” See, the Catholic belief is that sex should only be for procreation. In their view, those of us that have protected sex, or use birth control pills or patches, are stopping “God’s will” and using sex for self-gratification purposes. So, they feel that by doing it at certain times of the year when the woman is less fertile, (as described by NFP) it is somehow a loophole in the system that allows them to have sex when it’s least-likely to become pregnant, without actually using birth control.
What the Catholics don’t realize is they are pointing out an obvious flaw in their god.
We are now suppose to follow the logic that the Christian god created the earth in 6 days, made man out of dirt, is outside of time itself, and is the most powerful, omniscient, omnipresent being there is. Yet, he can’t overcome the obstacle of rubber.
No pill, condom, or patch should be able to prevent births if they are commanded by “God.” In fact, even refusing to have sex isn’t enough, according to the Bible. Remember Jesus, and the whole “virgin-birth” story? If the Christian god wants a birth to happen, he will just impregnate you without your permission. So what good would a condom do in the first place?
From what we can gather on the Catholic teachings of birth control, “God” is weaker than:
1) A pill
2) A piece of rubber
3) A patch
Now, before you all start emailing me in a rage with the stories of “accidental birth,” I’m already aware of those situations. I’m aware that birth control fails, and I’m aware that condoms break.
The point is, in the Christian world view, all birth control is seen as god-stoppers; when in fact, it should not be able to stop anything if that god was actually a god at all.
So please answer: Can your god break a condom?