We live in an increasingly over populated world.
A very good case can be built to define what they're doing as exceedingly selfish and immoral.
Huston wrote:We live in an increasingly over populated world.
Scientists have been espousing that fear for decades, so far, that excuse is pretty much bupkiss.
Have you visited Mumbai? Kolkata? Been to China Recently? What happens when the standard of living in either/both of India and China approaches that of the USA?
Have you heard about Peak Oil?
Do you know what the trend in Oil consumption is vs. known Oil reserves?
Huston wrote: Anyway, I doubt the Duggar's collectively have the carbon footprint per person as Al Gore and his energy gobbling palace in Nashville, or a number of celebs touting green issues while lining their pockets to build 10,000+ sq. ft. mansions. At least the Duggar's can justify the need for 7,000 sq. feet.
tirtlegrrl wrote:Screw the rainforests, we're getting beamed up to heaven before God blows the earth to smithereens.
Anyway, I doubt the Duggar's collectively have the carbon footprint per person as Al Gore and his energy gobbling palace in Nashville, or a number of celebs touting green issues while lining their pockets to build 10,000+ sq. ft. mansions. At least the Duggar's can justify the need for 7,000 sq. feet. What's Gore's excuse?
However the Duggar family will consume an astronomical amount of resources if each of the 18 children continue in their parents footsteps of letting God decide how many children they will have.
huston wrote: Fact of it is, you guys are making an issue of the Duggars because they're practicing Christians, not because of any real concerns for over-population.
"...but because they have a weird interpretation of the Bible and I think that they overshelter their kids and don't encourage them to thoroughly investigate scientific and religious topics from more points of view than their own."
huston wrote: So you don't believe that Christians in general are guilty of each of these things?
Huston wrote:they're milking media notoriety for every penny they can(and with eighteen f&*king kids i can hardly blame them), thus turning the whole enterprise into a strange self-fulfilling loop
So they’re doing what they love, telling the world about it and the world is paying them after 16 kids…that’s hardly milking it. Have you ever heard of a rock star? How about Richard Dawkins? His love is to preach atheism to the world and he gets paid for it. Is it only different when “the milking” doesn’t offend your sensibilities?
I think the family is little weird too, but being odd or unconventional doesn’t make them immoral. Here you have 18 healthy kids and a mom and dad who love each other. I would think that atheists would be celebrating this robust example of propagation first before attacking their religious views.
personally, i don't agree with it
Eh, okay, but that's just your opinion.
i can only imagine what it's like for their older kids.
But you can't really imagine it. You grew up in a different family, in a different time and in a different place. Or are you saying that your household experience is the quintessential, universal experience of all children?
/why yes, i do resent that my mother chose to cling to the "condoms are evil" portion of catholic dogma, why do you ask?
Bizarre. I didn't. I think you're projecting your personal experiences onto the conversation and injecting your feelings about it into your reasoning.
Huston wrote:Scientists have been espousing that fear for decades, so far, that excuse is pretty much bupkiss.
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