Date: January 15, 2020 02:43PM
This guy wasn't probably even in as good a shape as Mr. Nelson yet he married a 27 year old woman and she had his baby, well, confirmed without a paternity test but I don't doubt that this is possible. Spermiogenesis is a realty for human males throughout their lives.https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/1154843
So why didn't Nelson find someone to make babies his prophetic babies with when his first wife died?
Was it his religious asceticism?
"Religious asceticism as a transcendent pathway to heaven has a long history in motivating some men to avoid sexual activity and reproduction.43,44 In Christianity, the idea of being a eunuch “for the Kingdom of Heaven” is found most clearly in Matthew 19:12. (As an aside, Augustine of Hippo [354–430] argued that Christians should will their way to celibacy, rather than take a surgical shortcut to sexual purity. While Augustinian ethics persist within the modern Catholic Church, there have been some Christian groups, most notably the Skoptsy of Russia, who have favored a surgical solution45,46)."https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4854090/
According to his handbook preventing his fertility is a no no.
"The Church strongly discourages surgical sterilization as an elective form of birth control. Surgical sterilization should be considered only if (1) medical conditions seriously jeopardize life or health or (2) birth defects or serious trauma have rendered a person mentally incompetent and not responsible for his or her actions."http://www.ldsliving.com/Ask-a-Latter-day-Saint-Therapist-Is-Birth-Control-Against-the-Commandments/s/89844
Why do a group of old men condemn a surgical solution to something that for them is trivial but for older women could be devastating? Risk of problems becoming pregnant in middle age are well known.
And now to the meat of my post. When I visited my family in Utah over the holidays I found out that 4 of my 5 sisters had had hysterectomies. I would never ask. I don't know about my polygamist sister. But everyone knows about my eldest sister.
Apparently the gossip is she has condemned her sister who've kept their ovaries. They weren't smart enough to have it all taken out I guess for her. Her sisters are all just waiting cancer patients to her. And funny, reading the handbook's strongly worded statements on surgical sterilization and knowing that all of my sisters with hysterectomies got them while still fertile makes me think my sisters aren't very faithful right? They should have just endured their conditions since they weren't life threatening to be conforming with their church's directive right?
Strange how Mormonism is run by men who are still having spermiogenesis, run a religion which once was polygamist, continue to condemn surgical sterilization, and yet when widowed don't find making babies all that attractive in their old age?
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/15/2020 02:45PM by Elder Berry.