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Old 08-24-2014, 09:37 AM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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And I mean to actually conceive, carry and deliver your own biological child.

What's your reason? Is it emotional? Biological? Spiritual?

Not passing judgement. Just want to know others' thoughts on the subject.
Oh, there is none. Life is often irrational. It's best to just get on with it.

 
Old 08-24-2014, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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"Give me one logical reason anyone should conceive a child."

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And I mean to actually conceive, carry and deliver your own biological child.

What's your reason? Is it emotional? Biological? Spiritual?

Not passing judgement. Just want to know others' thoughts on the subject.

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Originally Posted by rhawkins74 View Post
Because they want to and it is their right...

Fairly simple to answer your question.....

NEXT....
Neither one of those reasons are logical. They are actually rather self centered. Of course it is the parents' right to conceive a child, but those reasons are based entirely on the wishes of said parents. NEXT.
 
Old 08-24-2014, 11:31 AM
 
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And I mean to actually conceive, carry and deliver your own biological child.

What's your reason? Is it emotional? Biological? Spiritual?

Not passing judgement. Just want to know others' thoughts on the subject.

Perhaps you are looking for justification not to. And you may have already answered your own 'question.'
 
Old 08-24-2014, 11:45 AM
 
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Perhaps you are looking for justification not to. And you may have already answered your own 'question.'
Like I said before, I'm a curious person. Although, I should have guessed that there would be a large percentage of people in the parenting forum who would get offended at what they assume I'm asking vice actually reading and comprehending the question.

When, in fact, it's a perfectly straightforward question. Is it logical or rational? Most here have said no.
 
Old 08-24-2014, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Like I said before, I'm a curious person. Although, I should have guessed that there would be a large percentage of people in the parenting forum who would get offended at what they assume I'm asking vice actually reading and comprehending the question.

When, in fact, it's a perfectly straightforward question. Is it logical or rational? Most here have said no.

Yes, many of us have already said it is not a decision based on logic.

To be clear, the way you phrased your "simple" question is quite demanding and accusatory, so don't be surprised that people are bowing up on you.
 
Old 08-24-2014, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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A smarmy anti-natalist comes to a parenting forum "not to judge"

Spare me.

I'm not a dog person, let me go over to the pet forum and ask for "answers."
Then don't post here if OP's question is unacceptable to you.. You sound like you're the one with a stick in your craw, not OP.


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Like I said before, I'm a curious person. Although, I should have guessed that there would be a large percentage of people in the parenting forum who would get offended at what they "think" I'm asking vice actually reading and comprehending the question.

When, in fact, it's a perfectly straightforward question. Is it logical or rational? Most here have said no.
Exactly. But some parents are going to be po'ed that you dared asked the question. It isn't a logical decision at all. They want to be parents, so they become parents. Many parents are excellent, caring parents, and children deserve that. If they are, great. Nevertheless, it isn't a logical decision. But neither is buying diamond rings, yachts, or luxury cars. People make illogical decisions all the time.
 
Old 08-24-2014, 11:56 AM
 
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Yes, many of us have already said it is not a decision based on logic.

To be clear, the way you phrased your "simple" question is quite demanding and accusatory, so don't be surprised that people are bowing up on you.
I'm reading my OP over again and fail to see anything demanding or accusatory. I have a feeling I've touched a nerve here...
 
Old 08-24-2014, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Warren County and loving it!
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Because I wanted to be a parent.
 
Old 08-24-2014, 11:59 AM
 
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I'm reading my OP over again and fail to see anything demanding or accusatory. I have a feeling I've touched a nerve here...
Only in that it's obvious you have your mind made up and your innocent question-asking is anything but.
 
Old 08-24-2014, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I'm reading my OP over again and fail to see anything demanding or accusatory. I have a feeling I've touched a nerve here...
Many non-parents who come to this forum with snarky questions like to delude themselves into thinking they've "touched a nerve" with their extreme cleverness.
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