Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The Invisible Hand Brings Christ to India

This story tickled my soul, which is to say that it brought joy to my heart. I've always had great faith that the invisible hand associated with Adam Smith and capitalism was actually the hand of God, and reading about women in India selling their wombs to the rich as surrogate mothers was just another notch in my belt of faith. For you see India, once a socialist country under the corrupt spell of Communist Russia and the Devil, is also a heathen nation, populated by mostly Hindus and Muslims; however, it recently has embraced capitalism, such that the invisible hand was sure to touch it and bring Christ into the arms of all Indians. This surrogate mother story is just a start. Right now India's embrace of Christianity is just in its infant stages, such that I'm sure many don't even know who Jesus is. But the fact that women are selling their wombs to produce children for the rich and barren of the West shows that somewhere deep down Indian women's souls are calling out for Christ. Just look at the way they are offering themselves up to do their duty as women and repent for original sin by bearing children.

There are two things that worry me, though. First is that Christianity will not be allowed to take root in India. India as an economic, capitalist power is still in its nascent stages, so the invisible hand's hold on India's people is still tenuous. If Hindus persist in persecuting Christians, I am sure India will return to the days of abject poverty and starvation that once made it the butt of jokes here in America. This also would not bode well for the children being raised in the wombs of Indian women. The fetuses will be deprived of Christ during their 9 month stay, so who knows what type of children will be born. The other thing that worries me is that all women of America will use Indian women as birth mothers rather than do the duty themselves. Women here have already shirked their responsibilities as women, seeking powers that God reserved for men, refusing to cook and clean, speaking when not spoken to, etc. etc. Plus, American women are entirely too concerned with gaining and losing weight during and after pregnancy, so it will be their natural inclination to pass this burden on to te third world. But all in all, I'm very happy about what's happening in India and you should be too.


Anonymous Ryven said...

That's truly an altruistic thing to do, even if she's being offered money to do it. There are many women who aren't able to have children, through defect of disease who'd love to have children anyway. I can hardly fault those who wish to adopt, however. There are many children in the world who've never known the love of a mother or father, and anyone who takes those children in should be shown a lot of respect.

3:45 PM  
Blogger Nathaniel said...

ryven -- finally we agree on something. but i must qualify my beliefs on adoption. i've said this before, but adoption is evil when the parents are able to have children, for it is the woman's duty to have children.

5:04 PM  
Anonymous Ryven said...

But should a woman's "duty" to have children outweigh another child's opportunity to finally have a mother and a father? If a woman is able to have children, she can have children whenver she needs to, but if a child needs a home, and the couple is willing to take the child in, I see no problem with them adopting a child, and then having other children later. Or even not having their own children, and just raising children who aren't fortunate enough to have parents. I see that as a big sacrifice for the greater good, forgoing the chance to have your own children for the good of others.

Here's a teaser for you: What if a Christian couple doesn't have their own child, but adopts a non-Christian child and takes them into their faith? Does the "sin" still remain, or is it suddenly removed because it has something to do with Jesus?

7:41 PM  
Blogger Nathaniel said...

ryven -- that's a good question (about the Christian couple). it's going to require it's own post. otherwise, i'd say if a couple adopts AND has as many children as they can, then that's okay. the problem occurs when a child is prevented from coming into this world because of adoption.

8:18 PM  
Anonymous Ryven said...

How is it prevented if God has a plan? If God's plan is for that child to come into the world, then the child will come into the world. The couple will eventually want to have a child. But if the child wasn't in God's plan, then the couple will ultimately decide that children aren't for them, or to adopt.

12:02 AM  
Blogger Nathaniel said...

ryven -- God's plan is for mankind to procreate and produce more and more followers who worship Him. He gave us sex for this reason. of course we have usurped sex's function and made it an action of pleasure. just as children get a rush of enjoyment disobeying their parents, we get a rush of pleasure disobeying God by using sex to please ourselves rather than Him. but back to adoption: couples generally have the capacity to raise X number of children. when they adopt that means they must have less children of their own. this is evil, for it denies God His due worship.

10:56 AM  
Anonymous Ryven said...

So you're saying that God cares more about having more people to worship him than making sure little children grow up in a loving family, becoming good people and being productive in his world?

8:00 PM  
Anonymous TSC said...

So are you gonna reply to Ryven on this thread or does she win this debate as well?

11:03 PM  
Anonymous Led Heas said...

He's certainly taking his sweet time about answering, isn't he.

(*whispers* I don't really think he's on a trip. I think he's really searching for a reply that will hold water).

10:27 PM  

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