Intelligent Falling

 Posted by on 18 August 2005 at 9:11 pm  Religion
Aug 182005

After reading about the insanity of the growing opposition of “Full Quiver Christians” to birth control, it took me a moment to realize that “Evangelical Scientists Refute Gravity With New ‘Intelligent Falling’ Theory” was an Onion satire.

If evangelical Christians assume adequate political power, the elimination of abortion rights will be a minor issue compared to their eventual ban on all forms of birth control. As Southern Seminary President Al Mohler says:

The Scripture does not even envision married couples who choose not to have children. The shocking reality is that some Christians have bought into this lifestyle and claim childlessness as a legitimate option. The rise of modern contraceptives has made this technologically possible. But the fact remains that though childlessness may be made possible by the contraceptive revolution, it remains a form of rebellion against God’s design and order.

Why oh why should we allow people to rebel against God’s design and order? (In thinking about this possibility, I felt what life without birth control would really be like for the first time. Although I’d be happy to have even a large number of children, the omnipresent possibility of pregnancy would make long-term plans for my life utterly impossible. Gack.)

Less seriously, omnipotence must not be all it’s cracked up to be if God so powerless that he cannot break a few sperm through a condom!

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