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LESSON-1-2
LESSON-3
LESSON-4.1
LESSON-4.2
LESSON-5.1
LESSON-5.2
LESSON-6.1
LESSON-6.2
LESSON-7.1
LESSON-7.2
LESSON-7.3
LESSON-8
LESSON-9
LESSON-10.1
LESSON-10.2
LESSON-11
LESSON-12
LESSON-13.1
LESSON-13.2
LESSON-14
LESSON-15.1
LESSON-15.2
Contraception
The Sex Life of the Gods. Michael Knerr. CHAPTER-1
CHAPTER-2-3
CHAPTER-4
CHAPTER-5-6
CHAPTER-7-8
CHAPTER-9-10
CHAPTER-11-12
CHAPTER-13-14
CHAPTER-15-16
CHAPTER-17-18-19

general. More and more is it being perceived that anything which is 

decidedly anti-social, or opposed to the best interests of 

human-betterment, is not truly "religious," no matter how sanctified by 

tradition, or bound up with ritual and ceremonies it may be. 

 

The spirit of modern Christianity is seen to consist of two fundamental 

principles, viz.: (1) the love of God; and (2) the Golden Rule. The 

conscientious Christian who uses head and heart in harmony and unison, 

cannot avoid the conclusion that the avoidance of the bringing into the 

world of offspring destined by social and economic conditions to 

misery, poverty, and sin, is more in accordance with the true spirit of 

Christianity than opposed to it--the ancient dogmas and traditions of 

the Church to the contrary notwithstanding. Modern religion is based 

upon Reason as well as upon Faith, and it is safe to predict the time 

when Birth Control will not only be sanctioned by "religion," but also 

encouraged by it. 

 

IS IT IMMORAL? Akin to the objection urged against Birth Control on the 

score of conflict with religious teachings, we find the one which states 

that "it is IMMORAL." Morality means "quality of an action which renders 

it right or good; right conduct." Right conduct or "good" action depends 

upon the effect of the conduct or action upon the individual, other 

individuals, or society in general. The standards of morality, right 

conduct, and good actions have changed from time to time in the history 

of the race, and are not fixed. Reason teaches that that which is for 

the benefit of the individual and the race is and must be "moral," and 

that which is harmful to the individual and the race is and must be 

"immoral." 

 

As to whether Birth Control is helpful or harmful to the individual and 

the race--moral or immoral--the individual student of the question must 

decide for himself after having given the subject careful and 

unprejudiced consideration. The advocates of Birth Control hold that 

every fair argument and consideration of the question must bring the 

unprejudiced person to the conviction that the ideals advanced by them 

are in the direction of the betterment of the race, and the increased 

happiness of the individuals composing the race. If such be the case, 

then Birth Control must be regarded as positively "moral" in character 

and principles, and its teachings directly in the interests of 

"morality." 

 

So true is the above statement that every argument of the advocates of 

Birth Control is based upon the assumption of its "morality," in the 


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