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    Re: Should people wait until marriage to have children?

    Obviously people who were lucky enough to be born into families where constant fighting and volatility is not a factor would not understand.

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    Re: Should people wait until marriage to have children?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    While I do think that a stable couple is best for the children, the only thing a marriage license does is make it more expensive on everyone if it ends.
    And if that's the thoughts going through your head, you're not committed enough to have children.

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    Re: Should people wait until marriage to have children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    l can agree with you but money isnt everything in the life .nothing can substitute for a real family.
    I agree with this. Staying married or getting married for the sake of children might keep a family more financially stable, but it is certainly no guarantee of happiness for anyone involved.

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    Should people wait until marriage to have children?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    It is THOSE children that the Catholic church should take the most interest in. Yes, if parents bring a child in to be baptized, they should baptize them WITHOUT prejudice! It is NOT their place to make judgments. Is it? IF they truly cared, they would willingly baptize any and every child that they could.

    YOU are just making excuses for an AWFUL practice of denying the innocent the chance to be cleansed of original sin.
    The beginning of a person's spiritual journey must begin with a real commitment on the part of their caretakers to inculcate them in to the community from which they receive baptism.

    The common thread I perceive in your posts is a difference between what you and others think "commitment" means. To your parents, Catholic baptism obviously did not mean enough to bother. Their needs were serviced by another church.

    What level of commitment today do they have to the church in which you were baptised? What commitment do YOU have to that church?
    The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.

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    Re: Should people wait until marriage to have children?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    The beginning of a person's spiritual journey must begin with a real commitment on the part of their caretakers to inculcate them in to the community from which they receive baptism.

    The common thread I perceive in your posts is a difference between what you and others think "commitment" means. To your parents, Catholic baptism obviously did not mean enough to bother. Their needs were serviced by another church.

    What level of commitment today do they have to the church in which you were baptised? What commitment do YOU have to that church?
    There is no God..there is no church..do I want my children baptised by Gays..the answer is no..

    It is a community for lonely people..old people..who are all fooling themselves..

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    Re: Should people wait until marriage to have children?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    The beginning of a person's spiritual journey must begin with a real commitment on the part of their caretakers to inculcate them in to the community from which they receive baptism.

    The common thread I perceive in your posts is a difference between what you and others think "commitment" means. To your parents, Catholic baptism obviously did not mean enough to bother. Their needs were serviced by another church.

    What level of commitment today do they have to the church in which you were baptised? What commitment do YOU have to that church?
    Getting baptized isn't a "you wash my hands, I'll wash yours" kind of situation. Please. All innocent children are entitled to be cleansed of original sin. They are not to be judged beforehand. That is WRONG, and you should know that. Good LORD! Do you really think your religion does no wrong. It is man-made after all. I don't think God would approve, or Jesus for that matter, shunning little babies.

    Baaah! I don't want to talk about it right now. It's making me feel cranky and agitated.

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    Re: Should people wait until marriage to have children?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Yes, although I also personally believe that people should wait until they are married before having sex.
    While I won't go that far, I do think people shouldn't be screwing up a storm 5 minutes after meeting. People need to be responsible for their actions and today, far too many people aren't.
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    Re: Should people wait until marriage to have children?

    I certainly think so, although I don't think just being married is a license to breed uncontrollably. You should be ready to breed before you do. That means being financially prepared, emotionally prepared, have provided a stable home environment, etc. I think that absolutely requires a legal and public commitment to remaining together in the long-term. It's far too easy to get out of a marriage today. Marriage should be tough to get into and damn difficult to get out of. Breeding shouldn't something that just happens, it should be something that is seriously planned for.
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    Should people wait until marriage to have children?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    The Catholic Church has no problem with divorce (as a last resort, of course). It's problem is that, if the marriage was sanctioned by the Catholic Church to begin with? Any remarriage is considered adultery.
    There is no mechanism for divorce in the Catholic church.
    The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.

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    Re: Should people wait until marriage to have children?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    There is no mechanism for divorce in the Catholic church.
    Religious marriage is pointless, it has no legal weight. You can walk down all the aisles in all the churches you want, you're not married until you get that piece of paper from the state.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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