Is family planning against God's will?

@toyota4k (1212)
Philippines
March 26, 2011 6:38pm CST
The Catholic hierarchy in Philippines is against the RH bill which advocates family planning or population control. Does this mean they want to abide to a rule that God has made?
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@yallit (3678)
• Philippines
27 Mar 11
I'd like to know the exact verse in the Bible that the Catholic Church is using to defend their belief. If they're still using the "Go forth and multiply" then they should know that the command was given to Adam and Eve in order for them to have children. And if they insist that that command is for everyone then they should follow it too. They should then let their priests and nuns marry and have children.
@toyota4k (1212)
• Philippines
27 Mar 11
Well the truth is they that claim to know and interpret the bible, like the arrogant cardinal is in fact ignorant. 10, 20, 30 years in theology but didn't know that, the verse does not end there. There are proceeding lines that the ill-informed archbishop didn't know. A command that the egoistic celibates ignore. .."Go ye and multiply... and SUBDUE IT..." Subdue, meaning put under control..what say, you, Monsignor? You didn't even contribute in obedience to:"multiply"...now you want us to sin with you by disobeying:.."subdue it"?
@olepmis (843)
• Philippines
27 Mar 11
you are correct toyota, a very nice comment to those who are against RH Bill.
@toyota4k (1212)
• Philippines
29 Mar 11
thanks..for there is nothing wrong for the PH government to spend for pills and the rubber and fund info dissemination on family planning. never did the bible say anything against this and their supposedly claim that they are the vicars of Christ gives no proof and their infallibility doesn't prove as such for errors they made throughout the centuries. What is wrong for the government to do is funding monuments and edifices which is sole to the interest of the catholic church alone.......for the time shall come when..."blessed are the wombs that never conceived..."
• India
2 Jun 12
Not at all.
@toyota4k (1212)
• Philippines
17 Jul 12
Though we vary in opinions and/or beliefs, I'm happy by the way we interact socially much so by the manner you respond so professionally.
@EvanHunter (4028)
• United States
27 Mar 11
There is no over population in the world. The problem is that the world is being very poorly run.
@toyota4k (1212)
• Philippines
16 Jul 12
I feel sorry for you EvanHunter. You are right that the world is being poorly run but misinformed on how overpopulation is at it's peak.
@whengcat (1458)
• Philippines
27 Mar 11
I'm really confused about this too. Maybe all they need is to hear each others' opinion and come into terms which both sides can agree upon. Because I think they both have good intentions. I don't know much about the contents of RH bill, and I don't think that Catholic Churches are literally against the use of contraceptives. Bottom line here is for us to be responsible. Because we are the ones whose deciding on our future. The government and the church are just guiding us, but the choice is ours.
@toyota4k (1212)
• Philippines
27 Mar 11
The problem with the supposedly learned unmarried men is, when they issue a statement, their feelings are as if they're perfect. Fanaticism and arrogance reign w/in them and never accept guilt. They claim to be PRO-LIFE, contradictory to the well known fact that the Catholic Church is responsible for sending to the guillotine and burning at stake millions during the inquisition, victims of whose blood can fill up miles of dug-up channel...Are they ignorant of their own history and say they are pro-life with heads up high? ...(if they asked for it) God forgives, I don't..They should be ashamed of themselves.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
27 Mar 11
I have heard of people who said that birth control is against their religious beliefs. I do not know if the Bible or any other religious texts is against it, but the Bible was also written a long time ago, back when there weren't near as many people on the Earth and larger families were desirable to help run family farms or other businesses. Their children were their livelihoods. Now days, having many children can be a strain on the finances. I believe that it is the right thing to do to prevent having more than you can take care of. Also, this world is sooo over-crowded and there are so many children without families. I believe that family planning is a responsible thing to do. I wonder, since the church prohibits (or just discourages?) family planning, if its members can not afford to feed, clothe, etc. their family, will the church provide any kind of aid?
@lilaclady (28238)
• Australia
26 Mar 11
In an over crowded world it is a case of self preservation I feel, over-population is against the human race I am afraid...we all have to be sensible.