Dog Saves Boy Aged 9 After Kid’s Mother Tries to Drown Him In River – Parenthood Does Not Make People More Mature, Loving, or Moral
Well looky here. This dog makes a better “parent,” or guardian, than the kid’s own parent!
Some Christians and my fellow conservatives like to go on and on about how marriage and parenthood are supposedly necessary to make a person more godly, mature, ethical, responsible, and loving – but this is not so.
I have many examples of my blog of married people and/or parents who are arrested or get into trouble for things ranging from, but not limited to, having affairs, buying child pornography, having sex with animals, raping their own children, etc (view those examples (Link): here and (Link): here).
Conservatives need to learn and remember that the Bible itself says that….
-a person being single and celibate is preferable to being married (start with 1 Corinthians 7),
-the Bible does NOT say that God has “called” anyone to be single (being single is a choice, or a matter of circumstance, it’s not based on divine providence),
-nor does the Bible say that (Link): only a “few will be single,”
-nor does the Bible ever try to promote marriage by denigrating singleness!
And to my fellow pro-lifers out there: STOP disparaging animal welfare or people who care about animal welfare!
Stop griping and complaining that people care more about animals than they do human babies – so what if they do? It’s a good thing if people support animal welfare, even if they are pro-choice, uncaring, or ambivalent on the abortion topic.
People should sure as hell NOT support animal cruelty or animal abuse, REGARDLESS of where they stand on other topics such as abortion or whatever else.
But secondly, it’s (Link): not a mutually exclusive proposition – a person can be anti-abortion as well as being anti-animal abuse!
(Link): Pitbull saves boy, 9, after ‘mum tries to drown him in river’ by T. Mann
March 4, 2017
The mother, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is said to have told a friend, ‘I have to drown my babies’ before taking them to the Murray River, in New South Wales, Australia.
The 27-year-old then allegedly took her eldest son, 9, into the river and held his head under the water while her five-year-old son looked on and screamed, Bendigo Magistrates heard.
Her younger son, who has a different father to his brother, was then allegedly brought into the water.
A distressed emergency service worker told the Riverine Herald: ‘He was so little, it was awful, the whole thing has been awful, and everyone here is devastated,” he said.
‘All of us have been hit so hard.’
But his elder brother managed to survive after a dog intervened and attacked the woman, the Herald Sun reports.
The boy was also attacked but suffered only minor injuries and was reportedly recovering in hospital.
The court also heard the mother was on bail during the alleged incident and was only released from prison a month ago.
…The court heard how she told friends on Wednesday that she ‘had to drown my babies’.
There is obviously nothing inherent in giving birth to another human being that makes a person more loving, responsible, or godly, so I do wish other conservatives – and Christians – would stop insisting that it does.
When we have a news story of a DOG that shows more “maternal” instinct than that of the human woman who gave birth to the kid, we can see that something is very wrong with the usual conservative talking points and claims about singleness vs. marriage, being child-free or childless vs being a parent and so on.
(Link): How Christians Have Failed on Teaching Maturity and Morality Vis A Vis Marriage / Parenthood – Used as Markers of Maturity Or Assumed to be Sanctifiers – Also: More Hypocrisy – Christians Teach You Need A Spouse to Be Purified, But Also Teach God Won’t Send You a Spouse Until You Become Purified
(Link): False Christian Teaching: “Only A Few Are Called to Singleness and Celibacy” or (also false): “God’s gifting of singleness is rare” – More Accurate: God calls only a few to marriage -and- God gifts only the rare the exceptions the few with the gift of Marriage
(Link): Mother Entitlement – Selfish, Self-Centered Mothers Complain that They Are Not Getting ENOUGH Mother Worship from Culture, Church, or Family on Mother’s Day and Some Moms Complain About Churches Showing Compassion to Childless Women
(Link): Being Childfree, Childless, Infertile, or Dealing With the Death of a Mother on Mother’s Day, Or Dealing With An Abusive or Insensitive Mother, Mothers Who Lost Adult or Young Children to Murder, Abortion, Miscarriages, or Sickness (links)