Thursday, February 08, 2007

The whiners strike again.

I am speechless. Almost.

I can no longer believe the ludicrous depths to which this country has now fallen.

Take a look for yourself.

Any day now, this blog will be under fire because it offends the 95% of the population who are stupid. On second thoughts, make that 'thinking-challenged'.

Tough. If you think I offend you, tell me so. I'll be delighted to hear it.


tom sheepandgoats said...

I spent a year in a Toastmaster club. [public speaking] It was a unit which desperately needed new old-boy and old-girl bunch. I liked them a lot, but they kept choosing themes (each meeting has a theme, in which speakers are encouraged to build their talks around) relevent to their age-group but not necessarily younger ones. If there was a holiday within 2 weeks of the meeting, that would often be the theme.

So on the meeting near Father's day, all speakers were waxing sentimental about dear ol Dad. But the group's only young members... and they weren't that young, say in their 30's....brought it all to a standstill by declaring they had no dads,or were not on good terms.

Yes, times change. It's hardly their fault. No need to rub their nose in it. But if you enforse no mom's day or no dad'd day, then you just normalize aberrant behavior.

Romulus Crowe said...

Normalise aberrant behaviour

I hadn't thought of that.

I don't share the religious viewpoint that single-parent families are based on sin, but there is scientific evidence that demonstrates that the absence of a father or mother affects the development of both boys and girls.

Biologically, never mind religiously, we are intended to have both father and mother around as we grow up.

So saying it's OK not to have a father or mother is wrong. Even if the parents are foster or adoptive parents, they count because they fill the role defined by biology. One of those instances where religion and science agree, I think. There are many more of these than anyone realises.

So, by refusing to recognise Mother's Day, this school is saying it's normal not to have a mother.

Never mind religion. It's biologically incorrect. Everyone has a mother. You might not know them. You might prefer not to know them, but they exist.

She might not be a biological mother, but she fills the role. Without her, you're going to grow up twisted.

Science has shown that both father and mother are necessary for the balanced development of a child.

Recent society has shown what happens if that structure isn't present.

It pains me to say it, but religion has known this for a very long time.

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