View Poll Results: Should childless couples be considered inferior?

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  • Yes. Having children is a moral obligation to God/society/family/etc.

    9 3.93%
  • No, they are free not to have children. They don't have to answer to anybody

    161 70.31%
  • Not if they have reproductive problems.

    2 0.87%
  • Yes, even if they have reproductive problems. They can adopt, you know.

    1 0.44%
  • They should get a medal for lowering world population.

    44 19.21%
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  • I don't know.

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    Re: Should childless couples be considered inferior?

    I havent read all 40 pages of course but id be MORE than willing to bet there wasnt one solid reason presented why they are inferior on any general level what so ever.
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    Re: Should childless couples be considered inferior?

    I contributed less to society since I treated all 130 of my Chem/Physics students as my own children for 35 years.
    And I continue to do this with needy students in retirement.
    And after doing this for so many years, private citizens have only "inferior" and "contribute less" to offer me on dp.
    One Hundred years ago, Teachers were expected to act like Priests and not even date .
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    all things being equal they contribute less to society. "inferior" would be a word that would require qualifications, however.
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    Re: Should childless couples be considered inferior?

    One hundred years ago and further, Teachers were expected to devote every waking hour to their students.
    These women you ridicule taught generations of students the three R's .

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    In traditional societies, the answer is "hell yes". Spinsters and childless women were ridiculed, for example.
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    Re: Should childless couples be considered inferior?

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    You know, Saturn is a planet out in space but it doesn't have to be there, it could float in the Pacific Ocean. Or something. Just use your imagination.

    This phenomenon which you say is easily reversed and forms the basis of your rebuttal - prove it. Show us where this "A lot of people" information comes from other than your imagination. I'm really curious to see how your world view is shaped - is it by analyzing the world or is your view of the world shaped by your imagination and anything you concoct in that imagination is now, to you, a real world phenomenon.
    I am not aware of any studies of age of deciding to be childfree, but they aren't all early articulaters. Some I know didn't decide that until their 30s. Some just don't have kids by accident, and don't realize they enjoy the lifestyle itself until they're older.

    I connect childfree people to reproductive resources, since they are routinely rejected for long term and permanent BC (so are some parents, and sometimes they contact me as well), so I know quite a few.

    There's also a fair number of them on DP. Why don't you just try listening to them?

    Everyone who is childfree decided some time, and there's millions of childfree people of all ages, including elderly.

    And apparently, according to you, if they decide young, they'll give in to reproducing eventually, and people who decide older just don't exist. So where do you think they're all coming from?

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    Re: Should childless couples be considered inferior?

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    I am not aware of any studies of age of deciding to be childfree, but they aren't all early articulaters. Some I know didn't decide that until their 30s. Some just don't have kids by accident, and don't realize they enjoy the lifestyle itself until they're older.

    I connect childfree people to reproductive resources, since they are routinely rejected for long term and permanent BC (so are some parents, and sometimes they contact me as well), so I know quite a few.

    There's also a fair number of them on DP. Why don't you just try listening to them?

    Everyone who is childfree decided some time, and there's millions of childfree people of all ages, including elderly.

    And apparently, according to you, if they decide young, they'll give into it eventually, and people who decide older just don't exist. So where do you think they're all coming from?
    Couldn't you have saved some time for both of us and simply written "OK, you got me. I made it all up."

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    Re: Should childless couples be considered inferior?

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    Couldn't you have saved some time for both of us and simply written "OK, you got me. I made it all up."
    Um... Childfree people exist, do they not? So one of your two conjectures must be wrong.

    Based on meeting them, I think it's both. Like I said, you have childfree people of various ages in this thread. Ask us.

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    Re: Should childless couples be considered inferior?

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    I get what you're saying, but this can just as easily be reversed. A lot of people want kids when they're younger, then realize what that implies when they get older and decide they'd rather not.

    But for some reason, people only question how much you know yourself if you say you DON'T want kids.

    The childfree come at all levels of intensity, just like parents. It means nothing about their commitment to their choice.
    And we all have to pay the consequences of our decisions. We all make good and bad ones and have to live with them.

    That's also part of life.
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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    Re: Should childless couples be considered inferior?

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    Um... Childfree people exist, do they not? So one of your two conjectures must be wrong.

    Based on meeting them, I think it's both. Like I said, you have childfree people of various ages in this thread. Ask us.
    We decided in our late 20's. Never regretted it for a minute.

    53 now.

    Know what I think 'parents' hate the most about the child-free? We can take a nap anytime we feel like it!
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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    Re: Should childless couples be considered inferior?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    We decided in our late 20's. Never regretted it for a minute.

    53 now.

    Know what I think 'parents' hate the most about the child-free? We can take a nap anytime we feel like it!
    Yea, but we still have to take up the slack every time little johnny is sick and mommy and daddy cant come to work. Or little Angel gets in trouble in school so one of them has to leave early from work, leaving their work for everyone else to do.

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    Re: Should childless couples be considered inferior?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Yea, but we still have to take up the slack every time little johnny is sick and mommy and daddy cant come to work. Or little Angel gets in trouble in school so one of them has to leave early from work, leaving their work for everyone else to do.
    One of my previous jobs, the people with kids got preference over days off, esp. weekends over the single people. It sucked. I wanted to show my horse on weekends...but no, divorced daddy had his kids and had to have off. BS.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
    Quote Originally Posted by applejuicefool View Post
    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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