Interesting debate over at PossumMomma’s place about atheists and children. The original commenter Trojan Man had some interesting questions (though not necessarily worded the best) and stated he never wants children. To which Possum gave some good answers. The comments (over 60 of them) were from both sides of the fence and quite hotly debated. My response was not one of my best pieces (I was tired, Australia was losing the cricket, and I’d had a few drinks) but pertinent (IMHO).
I particularly had a problem with Kilted Dad‘s first response, as did several others, and aligned it to what atheists sometime hear from theists.
I think he should give it some more time
“give it more time” is almost as offensive as a religious person saying to an atheist “you really know god, you’re just denying him because your afraid”
I don’t want to disparage anyone, with or without children, but like atheism, we should all make a rational decision about it and not deride others for their choice.
For the child free out there, you may be interested in this web site, however, I’m not sure if the book is still in print.