Signpostings

Relationships in a World of Individualism

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  • Dale Kuehne

    Sex & the iWorld

    Professor of Politics and The Richard L. Bready Chair for Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

    In this blog I'm highlighting signposts of the world in which we presently reside as a means of helping promote a civil, and meaningful dialogue about what kind of world in which we wish to live. I am particularly interested in exploring how might we reconcile the individual good and the common good, and where reconciliation isn’t possible, which should take precedence and why.

    I also blog at Sharewik.com

    [Content Caution]

Who Needs a Father and Mother … in France?

Posted by Dale Kuehne on September 26, 2012

Apparently the French have discovered a way to birth children without sperm or egg.

If not, what they are proposing, allegedly for the interests of a child, is tragic.

To say that these changes are for the benefit of children is disingenuous. This is about adults seeking to meet their own needs and desires.

I’ve never met an adopted person who didn’t want to know their biological mother and father.

I wish the French Government had the decency to say that this is about adults changing the world to suit their needs, and without consideration for children.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/9563543/France-set-to-ban-the-words-mother-and-father-from-official-documents.html

You who are on the road
Must have a code that you can live by
And so become yourself
Because the past is just a good bye.

Teach your children well,
Their father’s hell did slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picked, the one you’ll know by.

Don’t you ever ask them why, if they told you, you would cry,
So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.

And you, of tender years,
Can’t know the fears that your elders grew by,
And so please help them with your youth,
They seek the truth before they can die.

Can you hear and do you care and
Cant you see we must be free to
Teach your children what you believe in.
Make a world that we can live in.

Teach your parents well,
Their children’s hell will slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picked, the one you’ll know by.

Don’t you ever ask them why, if they told you, you would cry,
So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.

Teach Your Children Well by Graham Nash from Deja Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (1970)

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One Response to “Who Needs a Father and Mother … in France?”

  1. bs king said

    France has been redefining the family for years
    http://family.jrank.org/pages/649/France-Transformations-Family-in-France.html

    While I appreciate the church’s view on gay marriage, it’s too little too late. Straight adults have been doing what they want for decades, is it really so surprising gay adults believe they deserve to do the same?

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