I have to say that ITA agree with LDavis24 in that I have NEVER met anyone who wasn't religious that found bc to be immoral. I'm sorry that you are offended by my terminology, but a "fanatic" is described on dictionary.com as "a person who has an uncritical zeal for a cause or belief."
The 'uncritical' part is what I find offensive. It makes it sound like those of us who hold these beliefs just do so 'because our religion tells us to', that we don't think about it or question it, that we blindly follow our religion's teachings, that we are basically brainwashed or something. I think very critically about my faith -- what's the point in believing something if you don't understand it, even question it? What's the point in just accepting everything you've ever been taught without even thinking critically about it? I am deeply religious and have a very strong faith and strict moral compass, but I certainly would not consider myself a 'fanatic' in the way you used it. It's the same way those that vax are often seen as blindly following medical authority (when in fact, I know lots of people who vax (I don't) who did a ton of research & critical thinking on the matter).
I have no idea whether any people who are not religious feel like bc is immoral because it's not really a common topic of discussion. I do know I have friends who are not remotely religious but do not use birth control -- I can't attest to their reasoning, I suspect it's a mixture of avoiding something 'artificial' and likely other factors... But I feel like the last few responses have implied that because I am religious, my beliefs about bc are invalid, unimportant, or irrelevant. I can and DO think for myself, so it's just insulting to hear...
The concept that bc options shouldn't be taught in school is something I'm really confused about because I would think that if you are religious and raising your child to be as well, you should have enough faith in the teachings of your religion not to worry about the school telling your child that birth control exist and how to properly dispense it to themselves.
I agree. I also think if I raise my kids well, they will hopefully avoid drugs, excessive drinking, smoking, etc. But I still don't want someone to teach them how to snort coke or light a cigarette or how to obtain substances illegally... There's no reason to tell my child that, there's no reason to 'test' or tempt him unnecessarily, there's no reason to lead him to believe that these choices are normal, moral, and acceptable because 'everyone else is doing it'....
I think the reason you keep feeling so insulted is because you keep equating birth control with things like stealing, drug use, and smoking. To most people, birth control is a lot different than these things.
ITA with you about the vax issue, BTW. The world is full of people who dont do their research.
I dont take bc, and I guess I could say that Im "against" taking hormonal bc (for me, and me only), but I think the difference is that I believe that you should have sex for a lot of reasons besides just to make babies. So, if I feel that way, then there would be no need to not use bc. But Im sure every time a prolifer or the pro abstinence only people have sex its to make babies, so I can see why they would believe there would be a need for bc.