Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The New Stigma

When a friend posted how she was reprimanded for having her four children with her (one actually was a friend's child)---I could imagine the verbal assault: Wasn't she selfish not realizing the monstrous carbon footprint such a grotesquely large family has on mother earth nowadays---and also how very parochial---really!---to have all such children in the traditional way---all from the same father! Well...I was simply reminded that yes, stigmas are still alive and well but instead of being applied to those things we found not cool in the past: loose living, perversions, distortions of our design as human beings made in the image and likeness of God---well now families over and above the standard 2.2 children seem to be the new stigma.