New member, hi to everyone. Many people believe life begins at conception. I was asked the other day how can life begins at conception when life cannot come from non-life? The sperm must be alive before conception. If that is so, then the Catholic church is right when it tells its members to abstain from sex except for procreation. Recreational sex should not be done because it kills pre-human life forms in the man's sperm. Masturbation is definitely forbidden because it kills millions of living sperm, potential human lives. How can I reason with that kind of logic?