Is birth control considered a sin?

Birth - Is birth control considered a sin?
India
July 4, 2007 12:55pm CST
My boyfriend asked me if i thought it was a sin to take birth control, so i said its a sin to have babies out of wedlock, but then he said yea but god considers all sin equal. I asked a lady i work with and she said she's not sure but did say that children were a gift from god so if you stop that gift from being given couldnt that make it a sin? would like your honest opinions
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16 responses
• United States
4 Jul 07
i have heard both sides of this matter, and both sides seem to make alot of sence. I am thinking that it could vary well be a sin, bit i would have to get into this to deep for mylot to explan my point. so for right now i am just going to say yes it is a sin.
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• India
4 Jul 07
Ok ...
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@rb200406 (1825)
• India
6 Jul 07
I don't think it is a sin.I think if you cannot give a good life to a child in future you hve no right to bring the child in this world.See we are all humans.We have a sense of responsibility.We are not animals that just go on giving birth after leave them after some time.Actually man has progressed in science & technolgy.There is no sin in using this things for the betterment of society as a whole.Now we use medicines tif we have diseases.Right.Now earlier people used to die from the same disesase.Now will you say that when we have medicines we are working against god.God wants us to die.This is no logic in my opinion.at present time so much drive is against poli.Why?because we can eradicate it.Now if people started saying that vaccination is against god's will.Then.Actually nothing is against God which is there for our betterment.
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@axter69 (379)
4 Jul 07
why would it be, infact i think if you have kids you get in to trouble and they take your kids of you... I think it is China? could be wrong though.
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@dpk262006 (56566)
• Delhi, India
5 Jul 07
Priti, I would request you to think in terms of practical life. You know it very well...what is sin and what is not. You yourself has said...that babies without wedlock are not acceptable in our Indian society...so you know the disctinction between sin and otherwise. We are supposed to limit our family, due to so many reasons, (I suppose you know the reasons very well), so if birth control practices/methods are adopted by us...it is not a sin and I am not in agreement with your B/F..that all sins are equal.
• India
5 Jul 07
Yes dear I know the reasons very well .. but it's a kind of topic where I will still like to share views of members.
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@dpk262006 (56566)
• Delhi, India
6 Jul 07
OK! Have a nice day!
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@alindahaw (1219)
• Philippines
5 Jul 07
duh? what sin? LOL! actually, what makes a sin a "SIN" is the intent of the person who committed the act. If the person used contraceptives to abort a fetus, that makes it a sin but if the fetus is not even there, what is there to kill? I think it would be more sinful for a person to have more children that he or she could ever hope to provide for.
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• United States
5 Jul 07
I like that, short and sweet, lol. And it makes sense. Blessed Be
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@wooitsmolly (3613)
• United States
13 Jul 07
Honestly, wouldn't that be for God to decide, not us?
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@laridbz (1287)
• China
11 Jul 07
I'm not a religious person, so I don't care much about being a sinner or not. But I do think it's a sin when someone DON'T take birth control! The populations of the Earth is growing so fast, specially in poor countries. There must be more control concerning these things, and also about STDs. Well, that's just my opinion about it. Take care, my friend! :)
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@tombiz (2039)
• Philippines
9 Jul 07
Birth control is not a sin for as long as it is not abortion. The intervention should happen before the fertilization of the egg and the sperm when life is officially starting. So birth control method should come before that. It is then a matter of time.
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• India
6 Jul 07
Birth control is a must in todays population. If allowed unchecked then all the resources will be depleted in shorter span, large economic problems will outburst on a larger scale, unemployment, malnutrition of the children, etc will be bulgeoning everyone's back..
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• Canada
5 Jul 07
Isn't it a sin to be having $ex before your married? Why are you so worried about having kids when the action itself is a sin?
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@navtech (1776)
• India
5 Jul 07
Dear touchnshine, I do not consider it is a sin to take birth control. In case for certain and purpose a married couple wanted to postpone of getting child after 3 to 4 years they can take precausions by birth control. I cannot answer your question whether it is sin to avoid a child out of wedlock. My opinion is creating a child out of lock is sin. As far as I am concerned every living thing born on the earth is a creation of God. Therefore, I feel from that point of view, it is sin to take birth control for the married or unmarried.
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
4 Jul 07
SIN!!!!........No way.........its the best way to show your patriotism;-)) Should we give birth to children and make them suffer like us everyday in this thickly populated, extremely polluted, hyper-competitive country?? Believe me, for this very reason i've decided to live all my life single. This might seem foolish to some, but i'm firm & justify it to be right. I can clearly visualise the condition of our country after twenty five years. Its not getting better by any chance. The rich are getting more richer and richer, but the poor, lower middle class families are still the same striving hard everyday for their survival. Anybody who has decided to throw away the birth control stuffs should first ask themselves the following questions. 1) Can i provide my child the required level of education( both moral and academic )? 2) Can i fulfil all my child's basic needs atleast till he grows up and stands on his own feet? 3) Can i spend as much time with my child as it needs to make him feel my love and affection? 4) Can i shape my child's future in a better way and make him/her a proud citizen? If the answer to any of the above four questions is NO, then there's no point in reproducing. It just makes life more miserable. This is what i honestly feel. I wholeheartedly support Indians who use birth control. BIRTH CONTROL is a must if we want inequality to be eradicated someday. It must be used by millions if we're ever to become a developed nation. Besides, if we have kids, there'll be a lot of botherations and tensions in our head about them and their life. We won't be able to concentrate fully on either of our personal and professional life. If we don't have a kid, there'll be just one worry that we don't have a kid, in the place of hundreds of them when we have one actually. This is merely my opinion. I may or may not be right. Different people have different points of view. Better think of all the merits & demerits before you decide whether to use birth control anymore. You can even pen down them........that's a bit funny, but useful. To all the NON-INDIAN MYLOTTERS, this response may not hold good.
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@mkirby624 (1599)
• United States
19 Oct 07
yes, but God also gave us the common sense to know if we are ready to have children or not. If we are not, then he gave us the common sense to protect ourselves from pregnancy until we ARE ready to have children.
@anniepa (27240)
• United States
19 Oct 07
I suppose if someone believes it's a sin because of the teachings of whatever their religion is it doesn't really matter what I or anyone else here says. In my personal opinion it's a "sin" to be irresponsible and bring children into the world that you're neither ready nor able to give the time and money it takes to raise them. I have a really hard time accepting the "children are a gift from God" line because I doubt that God would give such a gift to some of the parents I've seen and known. Annie
@majkel (37)
• Poland
5 Jul 07
Roman Catholic church condiders it a sin. Always. However, most catholics don't care so much about it... anyway pope says NO. However, this is not true that for God all the sins are the same. It does make a diffrence if you take birth control or kill somebody...
@majkel (37)
• Poland
5 Jul 07
Roman Catholic church considers this a sin. Always. (As far as I know, it's not a sin ONLY if you've got AIDS and are married). The only way to do it and not get a baby, without breaking the catholic laws, is to do it in the days when you cannot get pregnant. However, most catholics don't care so much about it, I guess it's going to be changed one day. Dunno if it's good... One more thing: this is not true, that for God all the sins are same. There's a huge difference between taking birth control and killing somebody.