Chastity Brings May Flowers?

Chastity Brings May Flowers? May 1, 2013

Well, that’s not exactly what I learned about how the bright spring blooms take hold.

Then again, this isn’t exactly a view of sex and God’s plan that I was taught either:

Where to even begin?  There’s so much wrong with this image, and that only begins with casting as evil some of the very things that are demonstrably beneficial for women’s health and lives like the pill, condoms, and sometimes divorce .

As the folks over at Feministing pointed out in sharing it, “understanding the argument against contraception makes it easier to refute.”

Of course, saying that this illustrates “God’s plan for love, chastity, marriage, and children” makes it a theological argument, reflecting one particular type of religion’s view on the issues.  It states, among other things, that “Procreative love reveals Trinitarian love.”  Which means not only that hetero-procreation is God’s plan, it is the way that human beings are God?

Which explains why the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops and many conservative evangelical Christians continue to fight against full implementation of the Affordable Care Act and preventative healthcare for women.

They are playing God.

"They were all too aware of human perversions then and in the age before. Genesis ..."

How Gender Studies Transforms Religions
"I have Eve Wood-Langford's book in my personal library. I bought it because I was ..."

The Most Interesting Chapter in the ..."
"You guys aren’t even close to Christians. You believe you’re better than Christ and can ..."

Racism, Sexism, & The Holiday Classics
"Even as a reverent agnostic, yet assuming a genuine divine revelation, I wonder how that ..."

How Gender Studies Transforms Religions

Browse Our Archives