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An e-mail:

Subject: Are you nuts?

“A contraceptive mentality is demeaning to women and men. It’s dehumanizing something that’s essentially all about life.”  As opposed to say continuing to impregnate your wife until one of the pregnancies finally kills her, the child or both or ruins her health.  Oh and playing Vatican roulette is somehow morally superior to taking a pill?  You have really jumped the shark on this one.

For what it’s worth, the idea that contracepting takes some of the joy out of sex (and then some) – and moreso that a crass contraceptive cultural mentality is harmful — is not an exclusively Catholic view. Here’s a Protestant couple talking just good sense.