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'The availability of contraception makes society 'less moral' than it used to be.' Do you agree? Give reasons to support your answer and show that you have thought about different points of view. You must refer to Christianity in your answer.

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'The availability of contraception makes society 'less moral' than it used to be.' Do you agree? Give reasons to support your answer and show that you have thought about different points of view. You must refer to Christianity in your answer. To answer this question we must first determine what 'moral' means. The dictionary definition is; 'concerned with right and wrong conduct.' Another definition could show 'moral' to be what is 'acceptable' as opposed to what is 'not acceptable.' One good quote that shows what is 'acceptable' and 'not acceptable' comes from St Paul. "Now to the unmarried and widows I say that it would be better for you to continue to live alone as I do. ...read more.

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My view would be that contraception has not made society less moral as before its introduction publicly, and before we had sex education etc. sex was, for many people, thought to be almost a 'bad' thing. And people at about 18 didn't really have even a basic education on sexual relationships, and so could not make a reasoned judgement on the matter, even though at this age they were sexually developed, and would probably encounter occasions where they would have to make choices on the matter. All these factors made them vulnerable, whereas, if contraception is made available, and people are given sex education, it makes people start to think; they think about their behaviour, and the consequences of certain types of behaviour. ...read more.

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The story of Sodom and Gomorrah shows us how the Bible shows God to be so upset by the sexual immorality of these two cities that he destroyed them and most of the people in them. David used his power as King to take for himself someone else's wife, which led to problems for him. Paul says," The man who is guilty of sexual immorality sins against his own body. Don't you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and who was given to you by God." This clearly suggests that Christians have a responsibility to keep high standards of morality in their own personal lives, as well as to promote these same high standards in society as a whole. Ben Street A7 ...read more.

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