With the announcement of baby #19 on the way, I have to ask this: Are the Duggars really being good Christians?
Back in Biblical times, and even long after, having many, many children (and even by many wives) was not only acceptable, but also encouraged for several reasons. 1) Many children did not live to their first birthday. 2) Many did not live on into adulthood to continue creating children and keeping the bloodline going. 3) The family farm needed many hands to keep it running. 4) A male heir was pretty much necessary.
However, it is a new world today. None of the prior listed things are necessary. Not to mention all the homeless kids there are in the world. Also, and this gets me thinking hard: Mrs. Duggar's uterus gets weaker and weaker with each child that is born. Since she refuses birth control, her uterus will eventually get too weak to sustain a child. She will miscarry. And as Christiana...(cont)
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I believe their following of Christian doctrine is the only thing that can qualify their spirituality. I think they are being foolish because of the risk to both mother & child, but she seems to be pretty resilient, so I guess it could be ok. What will irritate me to no end is when she dies in childbirth & then people will really start giving that family free-bees. It is their responsibility to assess the risks & prepare for them, but I don't see any evidence they are taking that into account, of course I am in no position to really know that.
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