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The Catholic Church is the worlds largest and oldest Christian religion The churches over 860 million members count for almost one-fifth of the of the Earths population Such a large religion is open to be interpreted in many ways to avoid having the Churches views distorted they have the Catechism The Catechism is the place to go for information about Catholic belief This book attempts to explain a Catholics Questions like Why is the Catholic Church opposed to birth control Where in the Bible is birth control condemned as being contrary to the Will of God I as a non-Catholic Christian do not agree with the Churches views on birth control or abortion But by reading the Catechism and researching these subjects on Catholic web sites I will attempt to show the basis of the Churches views The Catholic Church is not opposed to birth control when it is accomplished by natural means by self-control It is opposed only to birth control by artificial means by the employment of pills condoms IUDs foams jellies sterilization non-completion of the act of sexual union Terwilliger Web God slew Onan for practicing contraception Gen 389-10 Bible the word onanism derives from Onans deed In Genesis 38 there is a reference to birth control where Onan spills his seed on the ground coitus interruptus In the story of Tamar and Onan Tamar was married to Er but Er died before they had any children Following a custom called the Law of the Levirate Ers brother Onan is commanded by Judah their father to have intercourse with Tamar 388 Bible Then Judah said to Onan Go in to your brothers wife and perform the duty of a brother-in-law to her and raise up offspring for your brother 389 Bible But Onan knew that the offspring would not be his so when he went in to his brothers wife he spilled the semen on the ground
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