Friday, December 9, 2016

"As if they were wiser than God": Heather Has Two Mommies, One Daddy, A Sister City and a Mad Scientist

“This triangle of truisms, of father, mother and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilisations which disregard it.”--G.K. Chesterton, "Superstition of Divorce"

The Federalist: "This is the first child ever born as the biological offspring of three different adults: two women and a man.  [T]he couple insisted the procedure not destroy any embryonic human life, which it didn’t, and a new married mother/father family was created. Pro-family, pro-life. Isn’t that certainly something to celebrate? Not really. ...

The first concern here is something that is not new at all. It’s three-party fertility. A mother and father contract with a third party to produce a new child, by purchase of egg, sperm, or leasing a woman’s womb for nine months of gestation and a painful and exhausting final day of labor. Three-party involvement is not just immoral in the sexual act, but in the procreative one as well. In the ideal, both acts are integral cooperations of marital intimacy where others are not invited. Only in the modern age could we even consider the two as separate activities. They are indeed a continuity. ...

When Canada passed same-sex marriage, they made it legal for three or more adults to be assigned parentage of a child. California law allows the same thing. Not long ago Canada took it even further. They now allow a child to have three parents listed on her birth certificate. You see, the same-sex-parenting experiment demands this. It’s not rare for same-sex couples to do three- or four-way parenting: the couple, the egg/sperm donor, and possibly her/his partner. If you add in a surrogate carrier and partner, this could potentially include six adults who desire to be legal parents.

So parentage is based on what the adults desire rather than who the child’s actual family is. Thus, this selfishness requires the “Love makes a family” gloss. But no child should need an org-chart to explain her artificially constructed, experimental family." .......

Wesley J. Smith on the UK's pending experiments; Here Come Three Parent Children:
"As often happens with Brave New World technologies, the pretext for these experiments is health, in this case, allowing a woman to give birth and not pass on mitochondrial disease. But this technology will also open the door to creating novel family structures and a means of genetic engineering–currently on the fast track of scientific study. And yet, we aren’t even taking the time to pause and have a societal conversation about any of this and how or whether to regulate the parameters of such human gnomic manipulations.
We are supine before the hurricane of naked science’s power.".......

In his journals, Of Plymouth Plantation, 1620-1647, William Bradford spoke of the failed communal harvest there--until the communistic compact was revoked and blessings flowed. Children are a blessing, too. Instead of prosperity counsel, try reading Bradford as family counsel:
“My purpose is that their children may see with what difficulties their fathers had to wrestle in accomplishing the first beginnings; and how God ultimately brought them through…
“Let none argue that this is due to human failing, rather than to this communistic plan of life in itself. I answer, seeing that all men have this failing in them, that God in His wisdom saw that another plan of life was fitter for them.
The failure of this experiment of communal service, which was tried for several years, and by good and honest men proves the emptiness of the theory of Plato and other ancients, applauded by some of later times. That the taking away of private property, and the possession of it in community, by commonwealth, would make a state happy and flourishing, as if they were wiser than God.
In this instance it was found to breed much confusion and discontent, and retard much employment which would have been to the general benefit and comfort. For the young men who were most able and fit for service objected to being forced to spend their time and strength in working for other men’s wives and children, without any recompense. The strong man or the resourceful man had no more share of food and clothes than the weak man who was not able to do a quarter the other could.  As for men’s wives who were obliged to do service for other men, such as cooking, and washing their clothes, they considered it a kind of slavery, and many husbands would not brook it.”
This had very good success, for it made all hands very industrious. Much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been by any means the Governor or any other could have devised, and saved him a great deal of trouble and gave far better satisfaction. The women now went willingly into the field, and took their little ones with them to plant corn, while before they would allege weakness and inability; and to have compelled them would have been thought great tyranny and oppression.

By this time harvest was come, and instead of famine, now God gave them plenty, and the face of things was changed, to the rejoicing of the hearts of many, for which they blessed God. And the effect of their planting was well seen, for all had, one way or other, pretty well to bring the year about, and some of the abler sort and more industrious had to spare, and sell to others, so as any general want or famine hath not been amongst them since to this day."
It was to the astonishment of many and almost to the wonder of the world, that from so small a beginning such great things should ensue, as in due time was manifested; and that there should be a resting place for so many of the Lord’s people here, when so sharp a scourge had come upon their own nation [England]. But it was the Lord’s doing, and it ought to be marvelous in our eyes.”........
Psalm 139:13-15 The Message Bible 
"Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration—what a creation! You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, The days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day."

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