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The secular view of sex is that sex has no intrinsic purpose at all and need not be attached to marriage, or love, or even to any kind of emotional intimacy at all. It also holds that the possibility of children can be prevented by any means.

The Christian view is that God created sex for a purpose and the purpose is unitative and procreative, that is to say, sex is a physical expression of a couple’s unity and must be open to the possibility of children.

It is not obvious why the secular, liberal view of sex is so radically and manifestly superior to the Christian view."

I wonder where I stand?


Your fist comment is too sweeping
secular vs christian does not give voice to the many who would not agree with that "secular description but consider themselves secular

was married for 50 years
yes intercourse has 2 purposes - unitative and procreative
but they are not the same
and they are used at different times

the physical relationship is a language
it communicates
it says things sometimes words can not express

the use for procreation is a choice
women do not have an estrus period
"do it now and procreate - pass on the genes"
a loving couple makes a mutual decision to have children
when and how many is an individual choice

our intelligence has given us means to make that choice
knowledgeable and responsible
if sexual activity needed to be always available for procreation it negates its ability to be a loving language

as to the language of humani generis
the commission created by Paul VI said
modern contraceptives did not invalidate the purpose
which remained general not specific
Paul was too afraid to speak the truth

theory is that a position not upheld by the church as a community is not valid
most catholic women use contraceptives
most families plan their children

if sexual activity is a language used by humans there could indeed be times when that language is used lovingly outside on a marital union

Edited at 2018-08-06 19:55 (UTC)
That most people sin is not grounds to claim that a sin is not a sin.