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  • Not if they have reproductive problems.

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    Should childless couples be considered inferior?

    Many couples don't have children for various reasons. Should they be considered inferior in society?

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    Re: Should childless couples be considered inferior?

    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?

    No, we're just more free. Why would someone be inferior for making a life choice that makes them happy?

    And what the hell is a moral obligation to society? I owe society kids? Seriously?
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    Re: Should childless couples be considered inferior?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    all things being equal they contribute less to society.
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    Re: Should childless couples be considered inferior?

    No. Why, precisely?

    I'm quite intentionally childfree. And from what I've seen of the world, I don't really notice any superiority of people who just happen to have reproduced on any metric.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    all things being equal they contribute less to society. "inferior" would be a word that would require qualifications, however.
    How so? How is simply breeding a contribution?

    And how do you reckon people who don't reproduce -- a lot of whom don't because they occupy very challenging careers that possibly benefit your children -- aren't contributing?
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    Re: Should childless couples be considered inferior?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    And what the hell is a moral obligation to society? I owe society kids? Seriously?
    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 Canell View Post
    In traditional societies, the answer is "hell yes". Spinsters and childless women were ridiculed, for example.
    Yeah, if you live in Afghanistan. It's 2013, **** traditional society. Nobody owes them anything.
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    Re: Should childless couples be considered inferior?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Many couples don't have children for various reasons. Should they be considered inferior in society?
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    What is wrong with you?

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    Re: Should childless couples be considered inferior?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Many couples don't have children for various reasons. Should they be considered inferior in society?
    Yes. They have an obligation to the line of their ancestors to keep their lineage going and they are failing to do so. They have an obligation to society to do their part in raising the next generation of citizens and they are failing to do so. They are failing to live up to the responsibilities of adults.

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    Re: Should childless couples be considered inferior?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Yeah, if you live in Afghanistan. It's 2013, **** traditional society. Nobody owes them anything.
    Not only. In all traditional societies, including Germany before the industrial revolution and way beyond that.

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