EDIT: I wrote this bit last December when Mrs. Duggar was popping out number 18. It still applies. Also, I have a technical question. When is the quiver ever truly full? 20 kids? 25? I would like an answer, please.
Because, really, you can never have enough children. With any luck, and if Jesus so decides, the Duggars will have another 10 kids or so. I am sure their insurance carrier is absolutely thrilled with their ability to procreate like bunnies.
If you are wondering how this couple decided to have so many children, you need look no further than religion. Not really a surprise, is it? The Duggars believe in the Quiverfull movement. It is exactly what it sounds like…a desire to collect as many arrows in your quiver as you can. Why? Because the Bible says so. See? Makes perfect sense.
Because it is a religious decision, it is above rebuke by many. After all, who can argue with God’s will? If it were not due to their religion, these folks would be torn to shreds by the media and people that normally care for the well being of children.
Before you tell me how balanced and wonderful things are in the Duggar household, let’s all readily admit none of us know the truth. However, from simply a logistical standpoint, it is hard for me to believe that each of these kids is getting the kind of individual nurturing they deserve. They appear to be herded around like little more than cattle.
Yes, the Stepford children can be cleaned up nicely and conditioned to nod when spoken to. But this seems to be little more than a self propelled cult. (By the way, it really isn’t meant to be a clown car).
Why do people feel compelled to take a good idea and distort it? Whether it is fake boobs, tattoos, piercings, children, houses (hi Senator McCain), cars, etc. Bigger is NOT always better.
I wonder what the uproar would be if the Duggar family just happened to be black or Hispanic. (Or insert any minority). Can you imagine the fallout? But since it is good old white Christians, everything is perfectly ok.
Oh well. Knock yourself out, Duggars. I don’t intend to travel to Arkansas anytime soon so, as long as we are not on the same medical plan, do whatever you want. I am sure Jesus is beaming.
By the way, the naming all of the kids with a “J” plan just reeks of cult-ness.