The clip Every Sperm Is Sacred - The Protestant from The Meaning of Life (1983) with Graham Chapman, Eric I...
The clip Every Sperm Is Sacred - The Protestant from The Meaning of Life (1983) with Graham Chapman, Eric Idle
So you see my problem, little ones.
I can't keep you all here any longer.
I can't keep you all here any longer!
God has blessed us so much I can't afford to feed you anymore.
Couldn't you have your balls cut off?
It's not as simple as that, Nigel. God knows all.
He'd see through such a cheap trick. What we do to ourselves, we do to him.
You could have had them pulled off in an accident.
No. Children, I know you're trying to help, but believe me, my mind's made up.
I've given this long and careful thought...
...and it has to be medical experiments for the lot of you.
"Every sperm is sacred
"Every sperm is great"
Look at them. Bloody Catholics.
Filling the bloody world up with people they can't afford to bloody feed.
What are we, dear?
Protestant, and fiercely proud of it.
Why do they have so many children?
Every time they have sexual intercourse they have to have a baby.
But it's the same with us, Harry.
What do you mean?
I mean we've got two children, and we've had sexual intercourse twice.
That's not the point. We could have it any time we wanted.
Yes. And what's more, because we don't believe...
...in all that papist claptrap, we can take precautions.
What you mean, lock the door?
No. I mean because we're members of the Protestant Reformed Church...
...which successfully challenged the autocratic power of the Papacy...
...in the mid-16th century, we can wear little rubber devices to prevent issue.
What do you mean?
I could, if I wanted, have sexual intercourse with you.
Oh, yes, Harry.
And, by wearing a rubber sheath over my old fellow...
...I could ensure that when I came off, you would not be impregnated.
That's what being a Protestant's all about. That's why it's the church for me.
That's why it's the church for anyone who respects the individual...