We are a nation of excess, we eat too much, drink too much, party too hard, stay up too late, get up too early, commute for too long and all sorts of other things we do “too much”. But I have a particular beef with what I call excessive procreation. I’m of course, talking about the Duggar family. The Duggers are of the “Quiverfull” belief system, described below:
Quiverfull is a movement among conservative evangelical Protestant Christian couples chiefly in the United States, but with some adherents in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, and elsewhere. Its viewpoint is to eagerly receive children as blessings from God, eschewing all forms of birth control, including natural family planning and sterilization. Someone of this persuasion might call themselves a “quiver full”, “full quiver”, “quiverfull-minded”, or simply “QF” Christian.
The name of the Quiverfull movement comes from the Old Testament Bible verses in Psalm 127:3-5.
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD:
and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man;
so are children of the youth.
Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them:
they shall not be ashamed,
but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.(emphasis added).KJV
Being “fruitful and multiplying” as per God’s wishes in the bible? I, personally, don’t know one single woman – not one – who would want to bear 18 children. But, none of the women I know are believers in this movement nor do they adhere strictly to the biblically mandated role of wives and mothers as “bearers of children” and “workers in the home under the authority of a husband”.
I refuse to believe or adhere to a biblical policy that states I must be subserviant to another human being. Not gonna happen. I was born strong willed and I will die strong willed and during none of that time will I be subserviant.
Most of the women I know have families, jobs, ideas, and goals of their own. Apparently these “quiverfull women” as I will refer to them, have decided consciously to let their husbands do their thinking for them and let God be their birth control.
One question…….What if there is no God?
Yeah, I said it….what if? What if that bible they so happily adhere to and mind, was just a work of fiction by some very serious pranksters? What if we are indeed a product of evolution? What if there is life on another planet? Would that dissprove God? How is that explained in the bible?
One aspect that must be considered is the strong male slant in the bible. Do you think God created us all equal? If he did then why are women supposed to be nothing more than “bearers of children” and “workers in the home under the authority of a husband”? Tell me why God would want ANY of his people subserviant to the another? This is why slavery is and was so wrong!
Additionally, there is speculation in the scientific community that the lights in the sky described in the bible and the Chariots of Fire and the Burning Bush were all a product of extraterrestrial beings? So many what if’s and no answers…
What do you think?