Be Fruitful and Multiply

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Be Fruitful and Multiply

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Post by Blessed » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:03 pm

Do intentionally childless people violate this commandment?

Give it to me straight.

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Post by Kurieuo » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:03 am

Wasn't that given to Adam and Eve? :) Also, WWJD? :P
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Post by Philip » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:06 am

What if your swimmers can't get the job done?

Anyway, I've done my contribution to world population - two is aplenty.

But there's a guy at church who is probably about 40 - he and his wife have produced five kids. I don't know of anyone else my age or younger who has more than three - DO YOU GUYS know of anyone with five or more? When I was a kid, three children was the norm, and four wasn't uncommon. My parents had five (which is insane!).

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Post by Kurieuo » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:24 am

My wife tells me she looks after five kids, but we've only had four so I don't know what she's on about.
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Post by Philip » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:30 am

Anyway, looks like white people haven't been doing their contribution - maybe God's allotted time for palefaces is about done?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/20/us/w ... ation.html

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Post by RickD » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:05 am

Kurieuo wrote:
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My wife tells me she looks after five kids, but we've only had four so I don't know what she's on about.
It's nice when a woman knows her place.
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Post by RickD » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:07 am

My wife comes from a catholic family.

She's the youngest of 6.

And her dad had 10 siblings.
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Post by claysmithr » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:47 am

Kurieuo wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:03 am
Wasn't that given to Adam and Eve? :) Also, WWJD? :P
To be fair, can you imagine the theological problems that would arise if Jesus had children?

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Post by Philip » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:35 am

Rick: My wife comes from a catholic family.

She's the youngest of 6.

And her dad had 10 siblings.
Catholic birth control of the past: Have so many hungry kids at the table that, when supper's meager portions are finally served, occasionally one of the smaller ones gets eaten in the ensuing feeding frenzy! :P

My Catholic FIL was raised in just such a family. First time I met him, we went to a very nice tablecloth-type restaurant. The server plopped down his meal and by the time everyone was served, FIL's plate was empty. I was in shock at how anyone could eat so fast. I think his family invented that phrase, "He who hesitates is lost!"

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Post by UsagiTsukino » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:29 am

But that’s from the OT not NT meaning we don’t have to follow it. I mean not everyone can have children due to many reason. We aren’t saved by works but by Jesus

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