So, here’s a thing I’ve seen happen:
- People get really into social justice...
Since humans are a part of nature, the term “natural’’ with respect to human activity has never really had any meaning. “Natural’’ generally means “something I think is okay,’’ and “unnatural’’ means “something I don’t think is okay.’’
The Catholic term “artificial birth control’’ has always been particularly strange. All medical interventions are artificial.
But if Catholics develop diabetes, they are allowed to take “artificial’’ insulin, as opposed to doing the natural thing, which is to die.
The whole of the letter is here.