The Culture of Death

The left hates children.

“Children, the argument goes, should be considered first and foremost as problematic carbon-generating machines. With the planet facing almost-certain existential peril — Travis Rieder, a philosopher at Johns Hopkins University and the author of the piece, describes it as “the very real prospect of catastrophic climate change” — the decision to have children becomes a deep moral question. The decision to have more than one child, meanwhile, could be a serious moral failing. “If I release a murderer from prison, knowing full well that he intends to kill innocent people, then I bear some responsibility for those deaths,” Rieder helpfully explains. “Something similar is true, I think, when it comes to having children: Once my daughter is an autonomous agent, she will be responsible for her emissions. But that doesn’t negate my responsibility.” If you’re wondering if this was actually written by an android cleverly disguised as a human, join the club. Who refers to their daughter as a future “autonomous agent”? Who compares a young human being — a child of God, I would argue, with an immortal soul — to a “high-cost luxury” of which we “should limit our indulgence”?

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Full Disclosure- we have seven (two adopted, although that’s still four too many biologicals for the culture of death).  We will have 14 grandchildren before the end of this coming spring.  Yes, if you’ve been following us, you missed a few.=)

I hope to have at least a dozen more. Not sorry.

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  1. Vi
    Posted November 18, 2017 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    14? Congrats! I thought it was 10 or 11! I must be way behind the times.

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