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Sunday, March 04, 2012

We Live In Different Worlds

Here's the first warning flag - the Washington Post has a "religion" columnist.  Who, if that's the case, isn't required to write about religion.  She instead writes about how awful it is for Americans to have to be confronted with people with large families, and with the baleful implications that derive from them.

Say what?

WashPost's Miller Slams 'Smug' Romney and Santorum for Their Large Families
By Tim Graham, NewsBusters

Washington Post religion columnist Lisa Miller has one child, and she seems quite smug about it. She thanks God “I live in a time and place where I can get up every morning and go to work, and with the money I earn help feed and educate my child.” But in her Saturday column, the slams the Republican candidates for their “smug fecundity,” that they turned their women into retrograde doormats who make babies.

“There’s nothing wrong with big families, of course,” she says fruitlessly before saying there actually is. “But the smug fecundity of the Republican field this primary season has me worried. Their family photos, with members of their respective broods spilling out to the margins, seem to convey a subliminal message that goes far beyond a father’s pride in being able to field his own basketball team. What the Republican front-runners seem to be saying is this: We are like the biblical patriarchs. As conservative religious believers, we take seriously the biblical injunction to be fruitful and multiply.”

This is why there’s “something wrong with big families.” It devalues women. “Especially worrisome is the inevitable corollary to that belief: Women should put their natural fertility first — before their brains, before their ability to earn a living, before their independence — because that’s what God wants.” [link]
Well, she did work God into her two minutes hate. (Which qualifies her to be the Washington Post's "religion columnist.")  Just so as to disparage Him and all who believe in Him.

Question: What's with these people that they have to denigrate others, their religion, and their God, in order to feel good about themselves? Have they no sense of self-worth?