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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:41 AM

Religious right leader: Not wanting to have children is an 'anti-social behavior'

Rabbi Daniel Lapin was the guest on "WallBuilders Live" today where he discussed "the health benefits of attending synagogues and churches." During the conversation with co-host Rick Green, Lapin made the case that God designed people to interact and thus social connections were integral to good health, which is why people ought to regularly attend religious services.

That prompted Green to complain that under President Obama's "socialized medicine," states where people frequently attend church and are therefore healthier will end up having to "foot the bill" for all the states where people don't attend church.

That observation struck Lapin as quite insightful, who then offered his own bizarre theory that people who don't have children are "anti-social" because they are forcing other people's children to take care of them:

Lapin: Oh, absolutely. And by the way, that is also true of Social Security. It's all very well people choose not to have children; not only do they pay a health penalty for that but the truth is that your children and mine are going to have to pay for them. People say "it's not true, I have my investments to take care of me, I don't need children." Well, that may be true, however your investments depend on a growing market of customers because your investments are in company and what characterizes a profitable company is that it has customers; it's customer are my children.

Green: Yeah, that's a good point, I hadn't even thought about that. If you don't have children, first of all, they are not contributing to the overall marketplace but also the tax base and everything else.

Lapin: That is exactly right. So I really do think that a claim of anti-social behavior can be lodged at the door of people who choose not to have children.


http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/lapin-it-anti-social-behavior-people-choose-not-have-children

"I don't think I'm ready for children quite yet."
"ANARCHIST!!!1!1ONE!!11"

Yeah.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:46 AM

1. Rabbi, I pay plenty of school taxes to help educate other people's children.

STFU.

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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:11 AM

2. What a bizarre view of society.

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