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Kallistos Ware's latest version implicitly condones birth control
Quote from: Alveus Lacuna on June 16, 2013, 04:01:49 PMKallistos Ware's latest version implicitly condones birth control [source]
The use of contraceptives and other devices for birth control is on the whole strongly discouraged in the Orthodox Church. Some bishops and theologians altogether condemn the employment of such methods. Others, however, have recently begun to adopt a less strict position, and urge that the question is best left to the discretion of each individual couple, in consultation with the spiritual father.
I've read that passage. It doesn't "condone" birth control. It suggests that it is discouraged or that you should talk to your priest about it. Nothing shocking there.
Kallistos Ware's latest version implicitly condones birth control and suggests that we're open to ordaining women in the future, so many have become uncomfortable with his writings in recent years.
Quote from: Cyrillic on June 16, 2013, 05:20:16 PMI've read that passage. It doesn't "condone" birth control. It suggests that it is discouraged or that you should talk to your priest about it. Nothing shocking there.It says that it is at the discretion of each individual couple, which suggests that they can personally decide to use birth control and consider consulting their priest about it. And I used the words "implicitly condones", which is exactly what it does. Read it again.
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