If I asked you to think of what the most ridiculous claim for something being non-consensual could possibly be, what would you think of?
Well, up until today, to me, it would have to be the instance of that crazy Australian woman who said that parents and guardians need to ask the baby for consent before changing his or her diapers. However, I now have an even more ridiculous instance than that, if you can believe it.
A man in India named Raphael Samuel is reportedly suing his parents for having him without his consent. As in giving birth to him without his say-so.
Get all your laughs out now, because this will go from hysterical to pretty sad.
Raphael told The Print about what he’s doing and what he believes, saying: “I want to tell all Indian kids that they don’t owe their parents anything. I love my parents, and we have a great relationship, but they had me for their joy and their pleasure. My life has been amazing, but I don’t see why I should put another life through the rigmarole of school and finding a career, especially when they didn’t ask to exist.”
Look, if you don’t want to have kids, that’s your deal. But suing your parents because they WANTED to have you and HAVE LOVED YOU for your entire life is messed up. Even more messed up is suggesting to kids that they don’t owe anything to their parents. They owe EVERYTHING to them.
Parents feed, clothe, shelter, nurture, educate and love their kids not just because they have to, but because they want to and love doing so. They help you throughout your early life until you’re old enough to take care of yourself and have the ability to take care of someone else. Kids may not necessarily pay anything back to them, apart from also loving them and respecting and honoring them, but they absolutely owe pretty much everything to their parents.
The fact that this guy says he loves his parents and has a great relationship with them but still is looking to sue them for having him “without his consent” (I mean, seriously, how exactly would they have asked? How are they in the wrong here?) shows a disconnect in terms of logic and also a depreciation of life.
But there’s more. Samuel also created a Facebook page called Nihilanand regarding his message of people in India opting not to have children. According to The Blaze: “One photo reads, ‘A good parent puts the child above its wants and needs,’ but ‘the child itself is a want of the parent.’ Another calls parents ‘hypocrites’ and asks, ‘Isn’t forcing a child into this world and then forcing it to have a career kidnapping and slavery?’ Another posting reads, ‘The only reason your children are facing problems is because you had them.’”
And this is where things go from funny to sad. These are real people who legitimately hate that they were born into this world.
Addressing one of the posts, no it’s not kidnapping and “slavery” to have a child. A child is not forced to have a career when they grow up. It’s what they need to survive and prosper, but it’s not necessary. Any child can grow up to be homeless and starve. But how exactly is that a better alternative than having a career?
I take it a millennial wrote that post.
Also, I could easily address the last post regarding people’s problems and go into how the REAL only reason anyone has any problems is because of the Fall of Man in Biblical terms, but that can be discussed at another time.
Now, that’s not all that I have to tell you. The Print also notes a movement in India that is all about not having kids. It’s called the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement (VHEM).
I know. Completely crazy. However, the biggest reason this one exists is because they fall prey to the ridiculous and almost Malthusian belief that more people is bad for the environment.
I won’t go into a whole lot of detail surrounding this, but it’s a really sad movement of people who do not appreciate life and choose not to have children for really stupid reasons.
But all of these things, combined with the fact that Ralph Northam was happy to promote infanticide, and you can’t help but notice what horrible depreciation of life there is in this world.
Raphael Samuel, though he says he has an amazing life, is suing his parents over the fact that they had him. It’s illogical to say you love life but also spite your parents for having you to the point you would sue them over it.
There’s an entire movement dedicated to looking towards the extinction of humanity, not necessarily through a forced way of violence, but still looks forward to such an event.
Ralph Northam promoted infanticide recently.
New York passed a law allowing for third-trimester abortions.
And the leader of that human extinction movement has a page where one message reads: “Do you think existence is pain, and not bringing a child into this world, is a guaranteed way to avoid unnecessary suffering to the child?”
That is insanely messed up. I get that they’re from India, where there are over a billion people, many who live in abject poverty, but every single life is important and all lives matter.
But this goes to show just how important it is to spread the Word of God and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Life can be painful but for someone who believes in Christ, it is less-so. Not because a Christian is less likely to face hardships, but because a Christian can face hardships and maintain a love of life in the name of Christ.
Let me tell you: I would much rather be poor in wealth and rich in spirit than rich in wealth and poor in spirit. The problem people like Samuel and people in that human extinction movement have is that they are likely both poor in wealth and in spirit. Money doesn’t buy happiness, but it can help it. I mean, have you ever seen a sad person on a jet ski?
Jokes aside, these people might not think there is much, if any, reason to live. Certainly no reason to bring a child into this world. That comes in part to lack of prosperity, but in far bigger part to lack of Christ in their hearts.
The reason I said I’d rather be poor in wealth and rich in spirit is because money isn’t everything. God is everything. But these Indians likely have neither in their lives, so they consider their lives to be rather worthless.
And I think that’s something a lot of people come across, even outside of India. Even people in America think their lives are worthless. I mean, how else can you explain people willing to support third-trimester abortions, or abortions altogether? How else can you explain people willing to hurt or even kill others simply over political disagreements? How else can you explain people being willing to take drugs in the first place?
Apart from sin, it’s the fact that people do not appreciate life anymore.
Tell me, why do you think people call birth “the miracle of life”? Well, there are a number of reasons. One, people used to be more openly Christian and openly accepting of Christianity. But more importantly, because women and children used to run far more risks during pregnancy and birth.
People in the past did not have the medical advancements that we enjoy today. Everything was more natural, more painful, and far more risky. So whenever a baby was successfully delivered, it was considered a miracle.
And it seems many people take life for granted now.
Not just the life of others, but even their own.
Life is seriously depreciated now-a-days. But this life was given to us by the Lord, who knew us before He even formed us in our mother’s womb. We should not take it for granted and we should definitely not be hoping for the extinction of humanity.
But I can understand why people do this: they lack Christ in their hearts.
A question many tend to ponder is the following: “what is the meaning of life?” In other words, why are we here? Well, because we are to serve our Creator. He created us for His Glory that we would walk with Him in His Righteousness.
But this is an answer that only comes to those who have Christ in their hearts. To those who do not, those who reject Christ, they ask this question and will never find the answer.
I know I said that this can be a discussion for another time, but it does fit here, so I will bring it up: the reason we have problems is because of the Fall of Man.
Before the Fall, Man walked with God in the Garden of Eden. The reason God asked where Adam was is not because He could not find him, but because he was not where he was supposed to be: walking with God. His disobedience and rebellion against God through the Fall caused the subsequent problems of humanity, the biggest one of which was death. A spiritual one, not just a physical one.
But Jesus Christ’s death at the cross for our sins is what allows us to be redeemed in the Sight of God, so that we may walk with Him once more, both in this life and in the next.
It is because of this that, even if we face hardships, we can still appreciate life. As far as these people go, they truly need Christ. I know I often say that everyone needs Christ and that the Left most definitely need Christ (because it’s true), but the source of this belief that life and existence are a pain is a distinct lack of Jesus Christ in people’s hearts.
Here’s hoping these people come to Christ sooner rather than later.
“Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.’”
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