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  • To raise the child to be happy, healthy, and successful in whatever path they choose

    25 67.57%
  • To help them before a moral citizen

    1 2.70%
  • To value God (or deity of your choice) over everything else

    2 5.41%
  • To be a free spirit

    2 5.41%
  • To agree with your political and cultural values

    0 0%
  • To get them out of the house ASAP

    0 0%
  • Other

    6 16.22%
  • the "out" answer (rootabega)

    1 2.70%
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    The purpose of parenthood

    Since gender roles has been a big topic here lately. I am curious how DP feels about this topic.

    I am aware that for the most honest answer, this would be a multiple answer poll, but I am more curious about top priorities.

    Edit: Also the second option has a typo (before should be become) (if a mod sees that, would they be willing to fix it?)

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    Re: The purpose of parenthood

    To build a family, supply genetic variation, experience joy and pain (life), and share love with others.

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    Re: The purpose of parenthood

    (Spoken as a non-parent)

    I would have answered 1-5 had this been a multiple choice poll (although if you explained what you meant by "free spirit" I would likely disagree with you). As it is I answered 3, since all authentic happiness, morality, freedom, and right-minded politics is of God.

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    Re: The purpose of parenthood

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleocon View Post
    (Spoken as a non-parent)

    I would have answered 1-5 had this been a multiple choice poll (although if you explained what you meant by "free spirit" I would likely disagree with you). As it is I answered 3, since all authentic happiness, morality, freedom, and right-minded politics is of God.

    In other words.....you should have chosen #5.

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    Re: The purpose of parenthood

    Other: She found the state I moved to and discovered my alias.

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    Re: The purpose of parenthood

    option #2

    Being a good person is more important than being healthy and happy.

    It's also important to understand the difference between options 2 and 5.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: The purpose of parenthood

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleocon View Post
    (Spoken as a non-parent)

    all authentic happiness, morality, freedom, and right-minded politics is of God.

    I truly hope you remain a non-parent for as long as you have that philosophy.

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    Re: The purpose of parenthood

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    I truly hope you remain a non-parent for as long as you have that philosophy.
    And I hope you get better at coming up with somewhat original insults.

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    Re: The purpose of parenthood

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    Since gender roles has been a big topic here lately. I am curious how DP feels about this topic.

    I am aware that for the most honest answer, this would be a multiple answer poll, but I am more curious about top priorities.

    Edit: Also the second option has a typo (before should be become) (if a mod sees that, would they be willing to fix it?)
    I rather like this: "Give them roots and give them wings."

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    Re: The purpose of parenthood

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I rather like this: "Give them roots and give them wings."



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