Last week's Battlestar Galactica episode, not to mention The Handmaid's Tale, isn't that far off.
A submissive bow of my properly covered head to Jesus General
for pointing this out.Deliberate Childlessness Against God's Plan
It starts off with evil couples (although the only ones quoted are women, the selfish sluts) who don't want children because they don't want their house messed up or their lifestyle altered, which is much, much worse than having children because it's expected of them.
"Christians must recognize that this rebellion against parenthood represents nothing less than an absolute revolt against God's design. The Scripture points to barrenness as a great curse and children as a divine gift."
"Marriage, sex and children are part of one package. To deny any part of this wholeness is to reject God's intention in creation -- and His mandate revealed in the Bible."
Hey, all you guys whose wives aren't in the mood, go ahead and have sex with her anyway. It isn't rape, it's God's divine plan.
"The Scripture does not even envision married couples who choose not to have children."
I don't know. There's the whole Whore of Babylon thing in Revelation. I bet she wouldn't have had children in marriage.
Of course, the Scripture doesn't have a problem envisioning handing your daughters over to be raped, killing everyone in a city, or God axing the firstborn of unbelievers.
"Couples are not given the option of chosen childlessness in the biblical revelation."
Yes, if you don't die from constant childbirth by the time you're 30 or so, you aren't doing something right.
"Those who reject children want to have the joys of sex and marital companionship without the responsibilities of parenthood."
That does sound like me, yes.
"Parenthood is not a hobby, but represents one of the most crucial opportunities for the making of saints found in this life."
Saint-making. It's not a job, it's an adventure!
"Willful barrenness and chosen childlessness must be named as moral rebellion. To demand that marriage means sex -- but not children -- is to defraud the creator of His joy and pleasure in seeing the saints raising His children. That is just the way it is. No kidding."
How about sex outside marriage? That ok?