Ok, bear with me.
The idea is that children are a blessing from God and that God decides the birth of all children (thereby doing the "family planning"). So how is that people who don't believe in God have children? If children are all planned by God and given as blessings and rewards, (sons are a reward, it's in Psalms or Proverbs)
do you believe that God (or your deity) is directly involved in the creation of children? Does he (or she, depending on what you believe) take time out of his (or her) day to give an individual child to an individual couple regardless of their beliefs?
What about the fact that the sex act itself is a sin outside of marriage? Does God then in his infinite wisdom reward an act that is sin with a child(who is a reward or a blessing depending on the sex), with a child that is chosen to be given to that particular parent?
And what about the verse that tells the parent to provoke a child to wrath? Doesn't forcing a young child into part of the parenting team give them just cause for wrath?
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