…on How Not to Refute Sola Scriptura.
Not to dismiss all the good stuff in that article, but all that’s basically needed to refute sola scriptura is to point out the absence of the word “only” from 2 Timothy 3:14-17. The rest is formality.
I need suggestions for evangelizing when I’m in a group of moms and everyone else is talking about how they can’t wait until their husband gets his vasectomy. I will state that we have used natural methods, and occasionally it starts a discussion in that direction, but usually the reaction is either a skeptical look at my four kids (you used natural family planning and you have A LOT of kids!) or “Oh no. We’re DONE!”
Well, you might discuss the health problems associated with vasectomies. (Sorry, I’m too lazy to add links :)) But there are several and the research is good. . Also, you could gasp loudly, and exclaim that even if you weren’t Catholic you could never do something so selfish ’cause what if something happened to you and your husband remarried and he and his new wife wanted children? . I’ve always been a fan of the naughty giggle, followed by, “Oh, I so much prefer my man not to be shooting blanks!” or the statement that you’re from the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” school of health, or even a dismissive, “If I wanted a pet, I’d get a pet: I expect my husband to act like a real man.” (If you already have a pet, just change the beginning to “I expect my pet to act like a pet….”
I have had people ask if I’m going to have my husband “fixed” after a child. I always say that he’s not broken–that’s why we have kids! I will have to look up health risks–I get the most horrified sense when I hear them talking so casually about it.