I am sorry if I went over the edge. The issue of contraception is very personal to me because on another (Ukrainian) forum, I was foolishly sincere to admit that my wife and I, after having our daughter, used some non-"natural" contraceptive methods in the past. After that I was bombarded with hundreds of quotes from good ol' Fathers and called a sneaky sleazy devil-hypocrite, a cheap servant of Antichrist and what not. My attempt to defend myself saying that after our daughter was born, my wife had three miscarriages that almost killed her, and that we finally decided to not risk her health and life and also to drag ourselves out of poverty and dependence and make our careers - was met with further jeer and throwing of feces.
I am fifty-one and a half and my wife is fifty-two, and for us, perhaps, this whole issue will be irrelevant in just a few years. But I really pity next generations of young married couples who will be in some circumstances when they will consider either using the "unnatural" contraception or face poverty or health hazards or even life hazards, and somebody will say to them, look, the Pope said this-and-that, and St. Cyril of Jerusalem said this-and-that, and the Council of Bishops of Ancymphiphia Prempembollidianoas in 391 and the Council of Bishops of Antioch of Brooklyn in 1997 said this-and-that. That's the only reason I participate in threads like this one, not being able to NOT show my contempt of ancient idiotic prejudices that poison lives of good, moral (better than me and more moral than me) faithful members of the Body of Christ.
Over and out, no more posts from me in this thread and no more reading by me of this thread.