Quiverful? Seriously? Dumb Religion at its Best

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I don’t actually want to get into any religious debate – I’m not a fan of organised religion in any form. However, sometimes you read something that just comes across as stupid. These “Quiverful” families basically hold that they will keep on breeding so long as God keeps them fertile.

The Duggar family now has 17 kids with an 18th on the way and they blame it on a messy combination of fertility and religion…  Can you imagine what the life insurance quote looks like for that family? Never mind the food bill, or clothing and housing costs. It’s not socially responsible to home-school so many kids either – there’s no realistic way the kids could ever get the education they need, which simply turns them into a burden on society. Thank goodness its American Society.

Conveniently these Christians have forgotten that God gave Adam the freedom of choice.

While I’m on the topic, let’s throw some fat in the fire with a few interesting links:

Intelligent people ‘less likely to believe in God’ (Ouch!)

An opinion on belief: Why I believe in God

and Belief in God really can relieve pain. (Cool!)

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2 replies on “Quiverful? Seriously? Dumb Religion at its Best”

So I followed your link to why i believe in god, what a load of crap, some of the comments are worse. One comment for example “God gave us life and made us in his image…” who said so, the bible. A book written 500 years after Jesus died (oops born again, lived whatever) anyways a book, written by man when man was stupid, actually that makes me think. 1 Cor 13 v 11

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

Sounds like the bible, when man was stupid and did not understand the world, man spoke as an idiot, understood as an idiot and thought as an idiot, and wrote the bible like an idiot, but man has become intelligent and has put away idiotic things…

“These “Quiverful” families basically hold that they will keep on breeding so long as God keeps them fertile.”

Hmmm…. Anyone remember Andrea Yates? Granted, there were a number of factors at play in this case, but one of the major issues here was their insistence that they would have “as many children as nature will allow”…

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